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You need to be able to start to do little things each day. Donít put any more pressure on 

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yourself, but see how you can do something little each day. Make a plan; set a goal even if it is to cook a meal each day. Or maybe you want to get outdoors, aim to go outdoors for 10 mins to see how you react.

 

Here are some ideas for you. Take them as ideas and plan around them.

 

  • Work up a sweat. Exercise every day - 20 minutes or more. You need to work hard enough to get a little sweaty. The chemicals you produce during exercise make you feel good. Find activities you can enjoy: bicycling, skateboarding, jogging, jumping rope, or walking with a friend.
  • Think positive thoughts. Focus your mind on the good things in your life, the things you like about yourself, and the things you enjoy doing. Try to capture the good feeling they give you so you can remember them when you need to.
  • Find a listener. Find a friend who'll listen to you without judging you, who can keep confidences, and who will hold you accountable. Be that kind of friend in return.
  • Relax. Relaxation relieves stress. You don't have to let your surroundings determine your moods. When you need to relax, take a deep breath and let it out slowly - repeat 10 times or more. Or focus your attention on something and describe it to yourself in detail. How many different colors can you find in it? What about textures? Does it have a taste or sound? You'll feel better because you'll have left the past and not gone into the future by exploring the present.
  • Let others see your smile. Determine to smile at everyone, see the humor in things, laugh out loud, be silly, and enjoy life. You don't have to be the class clown, but you can be known for your playful outlook on life.
  • Go for natural highs. Take delight in the things around you rather than seeking a release through drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Find activities (a walk in the park, making something) that can give you satisfaction through participation.
  • Be grateful. Think of the things in your life that you're grateful for. Write out this list and keep adding to it. Keep it handy to refer to. You may choose to put it on the dashboard of your car or on your mirror so that you see it every day.
  • Compliment others. A sure way to feel good is to compliment others on their achievements or attitudes. By looking for the good in others, you will begin adopting that same thing.
  • Become an optimist. Spend a day seeing the world like a glass half full rather than half empty. Others like to be around optimists - it gives them hope.
  • Dream. Think about what you'd like to achieve - in a week, a month, or 10 years. Start taking little steps to achieve that goal. You are building your future so make it big. Don't follow someone else's dream - make your own.

 

As you look at your stress or depression you will see there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You will get through this dark time, but you might need that extra bit of help which you get from a medical doctor.

 

 


Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

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