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					Depression: Fight Back!
Depression is a mental condition, but the effects of depression can take a toll on your whole body.
You do not have to let depression get you down. There are many things you can do to combat
depression's negative effects. The following article contains some helpful tips that can help you have
a better outlook on your life.




One thing that can really help you is a mood journal. Take some time each day to write down what
mood you are in. Reflect on this information to see if you can find any times during the day when you
feel more down than other times. You may see that you have an emotional cycle, and it can be very
helpful if you figure this out. You may find that you need some alone time, or something else during
the times you aren't feeling your best.




It can be easy to dwell on all that has not gone right in your life, but instead, focus on the successes
you have had. Reflecting on positive experiences can help you see that you are capable of doing the
things that you want to do. Depression can get you down, but try to put positive thoughts and positive
experiences in your head to help you feel a lot better.




Get out in nature. Nature, the fresh air and sun can help you feel a lot better. Take a walk, sit and
read a book or work in a flower garden. There are many options you have when you go outside and
immerse yourself in nature. It has been proven that nature can help those with depression feel better.




Not only can nature help pick you up, but animals can, too. Spend some time with animals. If you
don't have your own pets, spend some time with other people's pets, or spend some time at a local
animal shelter. Animals have the ability to help you smile and get you out of the funk you are in.




When you are feeling down about something, take some time to reflect on the big picture. There will
always be situations or people that upset you, but in the grand scheme of things, how much does it
really matter? Can you look past this event and change your state of mind? Try your best to keep the
big picture in mind and not dwell on things that get you down.
If you are feeling particularly down, take some time to listen to music. Find some music that relaxes
and soothes you. Do nothing but listen to the music and let it relax your body and mind. This can do a
lot for your mind set.




Do something nice for someone. Acts of kindness are great for lifting you up. Find someone who
needs help and help them. If you don't know anyone who needs help, do something nice for someone
anyway.




Depression can get you down, but there are several things you can do to help pick yourself back up.
Use the information shared in this article to help you get more happiness in your life.

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Description: Depression is a mental condition, but the effects of depression can take a toll on your whole body.