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10 Practical Tips To Make Life Feel A Little Easier When Depressed

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10 Ways To Get Out Of Your Depressive Feeling

1. Grab a coloring book.

“It’s completely juvenile, but I have Disney princess crayons and a ton of coloring books and it’s very therapeutic. And gives me a nice feeling of accomplishment even if it’s just coloring.”
—Emily Murphy, via Facebook

2. Let yourself cry.

“I cry. A lot. It sounds very sad, but sometimes I’ve been walking around with a cloud over my head for days or weeks, smiling and working like nothing was wrong. I need a moment to let everything that has built up to be let go.”
—Gwen Miller, via Facebook

3. Make a gratitude list.

When you feel depressed, you also embrace hopelessness and making a gratitude list can certainly help you cheer yourself up as you realize that there is so much for you to be thankful for.

4. Maintain a regular sleep schedule.

When you get too little or too much sleep, you want to be inactive, your thoughts get muddy and unclear, and depression will feel that much worse, clinical psychologist Jennifer Taitz, Psy.D., tells BuzzFeed Life. Commit to sticking to a regular sleep schedule by setting a bedtime and wake time—and don’t hit the snooze button.

5. Be social, even if it means just showing up.

“You don’t even have to participate in the conversation if you don’t want to. Get together with a group of friends who you love and who love you, and just exist with them. Listen in on conversations. The thoughts, laughs, topics, and shenanigans may help keep your mind off of things just for a little while, and for me, that little while is enough to pull me out of a dark night.”

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