5 ways to feel better when you are depressed

Everybody gets the blues from time to time. It’s pretty normal, but some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

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If you haven’t found yours, these ways may help you instantly feel better.

 

1. Be Thankful For What You’ve Learned

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No matter how bad it is, no matter how much it hurts right now, the lesson you learned from it is far more valuable, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time. Give i it time…

  2. Positive thoughts     

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 Telling yourself to “think positive” can be pretty underwhelming advice, especially when life seems out of control. Instead of trying to convince yourself that your situation is just rosy, focus your energy on approaching the unpleasantness in a positive way. This starts with monitoring and reshaping your internal monologue.

If you catch  yourself thinking, “I can’t believe I’m in this mess again,” correct the thought by  adding, “but I’ll pull through just like I always do.” Keep correcting these negative statements until it becomes second-nature; after that, make it your goal to eliminate the negativity altogether.

 3. Get Active

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   Go out to a coffee shop. Go to a library. Attend church or another organization.            Being out and around people can lift your spirits, especially if you meet a                   friend.Feel the sun. You’ll wake up, you’ll feel more energized, and you’ll feel good.

4. New habits

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Instead of trying to eradicate old habits, develop healthier, stronger alternatives that bypass the old ones. Developing new habits takes time, but once they are       established, they’re with you for life.

5. Identify and avoid people who bring you down

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The last and maybe most important way of all, is to avoid people who don’t appreciate you and they’re trying to bring you down. Surround yourself with friends that make you feel good. You don’t need loads. Find 2 or 3 that can pick up everyone else’s slack. Just having a couple of people to bring you back to that content feeling will do the trick.