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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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Dealing with Feelings of Guilt and Shame When You’re Depressed

Dealing with Feelings of Guilt and Shame When You’re Depressed

Feelings of guilt and shame can overwhelm you when you’re depressed and further harm your mental health. Here are three tips to reduce these feelings.

Feelings of guilt and shame can be intense when we are depressed. Our perception of the past becomes skewed and these guilty and shameful feelings can become such a burden that we feel overwhelmed, unable to see realistically. I’ve spent some time contemplating why we, who battle depression, often feel overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame and what we can do about it.

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Why Does Social Media Make You Depressed?

Why Does Social Media Make You Depressed?

Does social media make you feel depressed? You aren't alone! Learn reasons why social media can make you feel depressed and what you can do about it here.

How does social media make you depressed when spending time on social media can be a fun way to pass time? Social media can be an efficient way to stay in contact with friends and see what’s going on in their lives. It can be enjoyable to share what’s going on in our own lives. But when we’re depressed, it can be easier to just stay in and spend time on our social media sites rather than rather than spend time offline, e.g. going jogging outside or meeting up with friends in person. Yet when we’re already feeling depressed, social media can cause us to feel even more depressed. I’ve discovered a few reasons for why social media makes you depressed and what you can do about it.

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Fight January Depression with Creativity

Fight January Depression with Creativity

January depression may be part of the winter blues, but depression in January doesn't have to keep you down. Get back up using your creativity. Learn more here.

January depression can be difficult (as depression can be during other winter months), but creativity can help you fight depression and hopefully find some ways to enjoy winter with depression. After the holidays, it can be hard for some of us to get back into the mundane day-to-day routine, and depression may only exacerbate that feeling. Finding creative ways to counteract January depression is essential if we’re going to find pleasure in our daily lives, especially during the bleakness of winter.

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Why Weekend Depression Strikes and What to Do About It

Why Weekend Depression Strikes and What to Do About It

Weekend depression interrupts our down-time and makes us feel more depressed than during the week. Learn why weekend depression happens and what to do about it.

Weekend depression turns out to be real. I noticed a few years back that while the rest of the world seems to live for the weekends, when I was depressed, the weekends would often make me feel even more depressed. I’ve discovered some reasons for weekend depression and what we can do to feel better.

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What I’ve Learned in Life Since My Suicide Attempt

What I’ve Learned in Life Since My Suicide Attempt

What I've learned in life over the past year since my suicide attempt helps me face major depressive disorder daily. They'll help you deal with depression, too.

What I’ve learned in life since my suicide attempt almost a year ago, has helped me make a great deal of progress in my depression journey. While major depressive disorder is still a daily battle I face, I now have new weapons in my arsenal which I can use in the war. I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about life this year, and how this knowledge has made me stronger.

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Have Depression? 4 Ideas to Start off 2018

Have Depression? 4 Ideas to Start off 2018

You can have depression and still face the new year with confidence. Lessen your depression symptoms by starting off 2018 with these four ideas. Take a look.

I have depression, but I’m inspired because it’s nearly 2018. There’s an excitement that comes with new beginnings. And while my depression won’t just disappear because it’s a new year, there are things I can actively do to help lessen my depressive symptoms. I’ve thoughts about how I want to enter into 2018 that I would like to share with you. I don’t have to give up the excitement of the new year because I have depression, and neither do you.

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Create Routines for Depression Management that Work

Create Routines for Depression Management that Work

Routines are depression management tools that work. These examples of depression routines help me manage my symptoms and make life easier overall. Take a look.

Consistent routines for depression management work for me, so I’ve learned to make and then stick with different routines. When my home and life run smoothly, then it’s easier for my mind to stay on an even keel as well. I’ve found that the time and energy it takes to create routines for my depression and overall mental health are worth the effort required; when you maintain these routines, you will save yourself from a great deal of stress and from the dreaded overwhelming feelings of depression that can leave you unmotivated and unable to do anything. These routines help me manage depression, and maybe they can help you as well.

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Facing Depression During the Holidays? 8 Tips to Get Through

Facing Depression During the Holidays? 8 Tips to Get Through

Anything that can make facing holidays with depression easier is a blessing. Read 8 tips to help you face the holidays when depression relapse is a concern.

If you’re facing depression during the holidays, this is an especially trying time. You’re already dealing with so much, and then you need to add in the shopping, decorating, and time spent being social. This year, I’ve decided to plan ahead so that I can be at my best to enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. Keep reading to discover eight tips for facing depression during the holidays.

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