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7 HABITS TO FIGHT DEPRESSION

Here’s a list of behaviors that can help ward off depression:

eating a healthy diet
cultivating gratitude
creative activity
meditation
maintaining a support system (keeping in contact with people who care about you)
spending time in nature
cardiovascular exercise

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7 Habits To Fight Depression

Fighting depression is tough. Thankfully, there are some behaviors that tend to keep the foe at arm’s length.

You can use a simple technique to have a behavior well on its way to occurring automatically within a week.

The technique I’m talking about is BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits.

One trick is to keep the behavior something you can do in less than thirty seconds. By making it short and sweet it becomes something you can do pretty much however you feel.

Another key is to anchor it to something, preferably associated with the habit behavior, you do every day. After every occurrence, carry out the tiny habit.

The third trick is to reinforce the behavior each time you do it. Little celebrations, such as humming a victory fanfare or pumping your fist in the air, release endorphins in your brain.

Depression is a cruel son…

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  1. Good share ❤

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    August 23, 2016 at 8:37 pm

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