actually helpful  self-care strategies for depression

BY  BHAVYA

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listen to upbeat playlists

Try some positive beats in the music genre you like

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limit phone time

Spend less time on social media, instead watch a movie or show

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use positive affirmations

Remind yourself that it's okay to feel low, to take a break or to go slow

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tidy up your space

Clear the mess on your work table or bed for an instant serotonin boost

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Try journaling

Short-form journaling is an easy way to feel productive

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do 7 jumping jacks

The goal is to get your body moving since daily exercise can be hard

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rearrange furniture

Changing up your environment  directly elevates your mood 

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eat wholesome food

Fresh fruits are good sources of antioxidants, so keep them stocked

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Stay hydrated

Always keep water bottles near at hand and drink plenty of water

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Step outside

Taking even a 5-minute walk outside can greatly improve your mood

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