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Easy ways to deal with Depressed Mood

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Easy ways to deal with Depressed Mood





Being depressed makes you feel worthless. Even with therapy and medication, you can sometimes feel helpless. There are some activities that you can do to help you fight these feelings: 

1. Avoid Common Triggers: 

Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression.

2. Problem Solving:

It is a cognitive behavioural therapy exercise to help people to find solutions for problems by teaching effective strategies that can be used to make the best of difficult situations. 

3. Thought Diary: 

Pen down your thoughts in a personal diary. It’s a documentation tool for monitoring feelings of anxiety, fear, hurt, anger, shame, guilt, or sadness. This helps you do an introspection by penning down your thoughts. 

4. Set Goals: 

You may feel like you can't accomplish anything and it makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. Try creating small targets for yourself, and try working on them. The feeling of working hard for such targets shall help you at bay from the negative thoughts, and keep your mind occupied. 

5. Eat Healthily

There is no magic diet that fixes depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better.

6. Try getting Enough Sleep

Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep, and too little sleep can make depression worse. Thereore, it is very important to keep your mind calm and give it some good rest. Thus, while you would feel low on inner energy, try putting yourself to bed. 

7. Mindfulness Meditation

It is a cognitive exercise that helps people disengage from depressive thoughts and connect them to the present moment. 

8. Take on Responsibilities

Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression.

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