Simple ways to help feel good about Yourself

Simple ways to help feel good about Yourself
August 01 06:48 2017 Print This Article

Depression can be insidious and can sap your energy, leaving you feeling listless and without ambition and energy. While there’s no magic wand that will make it go away, there are certain small things you can do for yourself while following the treatment of your doctor and therapist. Here are some tips to get you started:

Pamper yourself. Light an aromatherapy candle and soak in a bubble bath, get a manicure and pedicure or massage, or do them all in one day! Treat yourself with the respect you deserve so you can start building your inner strength.

Treat yourself to something special. If your budget allows, buy a special outfit or accessory that will make you smile. Wear it to dinner or just to the library, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion!

Get moving. Exercise is one of the hardest things to do when you’re depressed, but it’s also one of the most uplifting. Make yourself walk around the block or to the park each day and you’ll soon feel a difference in your overall demeanor.

Do something nice. Compliment the lady in the grocery store, help your neighbor carry out the trash, do any simple thing you can for someone else. Helping out at a homeless shelter will help your depression because giving of yourself helps your self esteem.

Make plans. Plan a road trip to somewhere new, or go visit a place you’ve always enjoyed. Getting out of your comfort zone is important to refreshing your mind, and might help your overall depression.

Take a class. If you’ve always wanted to try pottery or painting now is a great time because being creative will help your brain rejuvenate. While arts and crafts will help you express your angst any type of creative class will help you get out of your shell.

No matter what you do to relieve your depression, the most important is to remember to follow the directions of your doctor or therapist. These tips are ideas to help you along the way to recovery and aren’t meant to replace professional treatment.


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