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How to Cope with Stress and Depression

How to Cope with Stress and Depression

Dealing with stress and depression together is more difficult than you think. Depression alone is stressful, but add to depression the stress of normal life and living can feel unbearable. Read this HealthyPlace post for tips on coping with stress and depression.

Managing stress and depression on a day-to-day basis can be overwhelming. Depression is stressful enough without considering the everyday life stress everyone experiences. So, how do we cope? How do we deal with both our depression and stress that life brings us?

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The Best Exercises for Depression Treatment

The Best Exercises for Depression Treatment

What are the best exercises for depression? Can you really do something wrong when you exercise for depression? Visit HealthyPlace and learn the three best exercises for depression and mood.

Why should you try exercises for depression treatment? Exercise has been widely known to help treat depression. Not only does it release feel-good endorphins, it gives structure to our days as well as distracts us from our depressed thoughts. In this post, you’ll find the best exercises for depression treatment.

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How to Exercise to Help Treat Depression

How to Exercise to Help Treat Depression

Exercise helps treat depression, and there are so many exercises you could try the choice may be overwhelming. Learn how exercise helps treat depression as well as what to consider before you choose an exercise in this post at HealthyPlace.Choosing exercise to help treat depression is a great idea. Not only does it release feel-good endorphins, it allows for social interaction as well as gives structure to our days. In this post, I share how to exercise to help treat depression as well as three things to consider when you exercise to help treat depression.

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Dealing with Loss of Identity in Depression

Dealing with Loss of Identity in Depression

Loss of identity caused by depression is one of the most painful effects of the disorder. But it is possible to maintain or regain who you are and want to be. Learn how on HealthyPlace. Don't let depression make you lose who you are.

Many of us face the loss of identity in depression. It feels as if there is a stranger living inside of us. We don’t recognize the person we see in the mirror. It’s as if depression has stripped us as bare as a tree in the midst of a long, cold winter. It’s difficult, but I deal with a loss of identity in depression and so can you.

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How Exercise Helps with Depression

How Exercise Helps with Depression

Exercise helps with depression naturally, but it's hard to get motivated and work out when you're depressed. Learn how exercise helps with depression at HealthyPlace and you could find yourself feeling excited about feeling better now. A pick-me-up is but movements away.

Exercise helps depression. Unfortunately, when we are dealing with depression, exercise can feel like the last thing we want to do. While we understand there are benefits of exercise such as it helps to reduce the risk for lifestyle-related diseases, counteracts the daily effects of stress, and shapes our bodies by building muscle, we often forget that it also helps alleviate depression. Needing to get motivated to exercise again, I’ve spent time thinking about how exercise helps with depression.

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Comparing Ourselves to Others Usually Worsens Depression

Comparing Ourselves to Others Usually Worsens Depression

Comparing ourselves to others only worsens depression. Learn why comparing ourselves to others is dangerous when we're depressed and find out how to quiet those negative voices here at HealthyPlace.

Comparing ourselves to others worsens depression. When I do it, it adds fuel to my negative thoughts and the descent starts there. I have discovered some ways to keep the comparison beast from taking over my mind and my life and therefore worsening my depression.

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How to Stop Feeling Self-Conscious When You’re Depressed

How to Stop Feeling Self-Conscious When You’re Depressed

Feeling self-conscious when you're depressed causes anxiety and greater depression. Learn why feeling self-conscious can be a part of depression and what to do about it at HealthyPlace today.Feeling self-conscious when I am depressed is common for me. I worry about every single thing I do and say. I have found hope in the fact that there are ways to lessen this self-conscious feeling when I’m depressed.

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Don’t Say Things that Make Depression Worse for a Loved One

Don’t Say Things that Make Depression Worse for a Loved One

You might say things that make depression worse, even if you have the best of intentions. Don't be hurtful or insensitive. Visit HealthyPlace to learn what not to say to someone who is depressed.

Many times people say things that make depression worse. These things they say are hurtful or seem insensitive to those of us with depression. Whether intentional or not, it still stings and can even lead us to a major depressive episode. There are still many misconceptions about depression, and one of the reasons I write is so that I can help people learn about and better understand depression and what it really is. One way to do this is by offering suggestions of what to say to someone with depression, which I wrote about in my previous post. Another is to let people know what things they should not say to people who have depression.

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How to Celebrate Achievements When You’re Depressed

How to Celebrate Achievements When You’re Depressed

We should celebrate achievements when we're depressed, but depression makes that hard. Find out how to recognize and celebrate achievement during depression.

We should celebrate achievements when we’re depressed because it’s a wonderful way to bring positivity into our lives. When we are depressed, just getting through a day without falling part can be difficult. Many times, getting out of bed and showering requires great effort. Then, add in all of the other items on our to-do lists, and achieving anything feels nearly impossible. At times like these, it’s important to be gentle with ourselves and celebrate our achievements. I’ve thought about why this is important and how we can celebrate achievements when we’re depressed.

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Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love on Difficult Depression Days

Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love on Difficult Depression Days

When we practice self-love, we shorten the struggle with depression. Read this for simple ways to practice self-love on even the most difficult depression days.

Depression makes it difficult to practice self-love, particularly on the darkest of days. When a seemingly simple activity such as getting out of bed is overwhelming, it is hard to think about practicing self-love; however, by doing small things to show ourselves love, nourishing our minds and bodies can be done.

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