Mental Health Awareness Month๐Ÿ’š Tips To Beating Depression

โœ”๏ธ๐™„โ€˜๐™ข ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ข๐™š! ๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™š ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅโœ”๏ธ

Everyone has days when they are down, worn out and just not feeling all that happy.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

That’s OK, you need to have days like this, otherwise how would you know when you are happy. You need to have something to contrast your happiness with. What is black without white?

Even though you know that sadness is a part of life, let’s try to make it a small part of life.

With that said, here are a few tips to help you feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps. They are easy to do, easy to practice every day and they have worked for me! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

  1. Stand up straight, sit up straight. When your body is in alignment, your energy can flow and when your energy is flowing freely, you can flow.
  2. Smile! Yes, just smile. Easy to do and effective.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  3. Repeat positive affirmations. Things like “I feel good”, “Positive energy flows through my body”, “I see the good in all”. (I’m obsessed with affirmations)
  4. Listen to some music that you like. It doesn’t have to be anything specific, just something you enjoy. Certain types of music work better than others, but experiment and see what works for you. Studies have shown that Classical music and new age music work best, but I prefer a little hip-hop, or oldies.๐ŸŽถ
  5. Take some time out for yourself, relax, and read a book, do something for yourself. (Remember Self-Care…Isn’t Selfish) โค๏ธ
  6. Meditate. Meditation is an excellent habit to develop. It will serve you in all that you do. If you are one who has a hard time sitting still, then try some special meditation CDs that coax your brain into the meditative state. Just search for “Meditation music” on Google or Yahoo and explore.

Our outside work is simply a reflection of our inside world. Remember there is no reality just your perception of it. Use this truth to your advantage. Whenever you are sad, realize that it is all in your mind and you do have the power to change your perception.

These tips will lift you up when you are down, but don’t just use them when you are sad. Try and practice them everyday, make them a habit. You will be surprised at how these simple exercises will keep the rainy days away.

On a final note, if you are in a deep depression that you can’t seem to shake, please go see a doctor. This is your life and don’t take any chances.

Wishing you good mental health ๐Ÿ’š

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

2 thoughts on “Mental Health Awareness Month๐Ÿ’š Tips To Beating Depression

  1. Great list, I think thatโ€™ll be very helpful for a lot of people ๐Ÿ˜„

    Sometimes I actually really appreciate the bad days (every once in a while). They alert me to the fact Iโ€™ve been overexerting myself.

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    1. Yes, same here I’ve learned a lot about coping with my depression through the years! Thanks for reading๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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