How to pull yourself out of depression

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      findthelight
        @findthelight

        How do you get yourself out of a downer? Or prevent it?

        I’m familiar with the standard methods: eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising, and cutting back on caffeine. But aside from those, do you have any other strategies, particularly when you’ve lost interest in your usual activities? What helps you in those situations?

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        Rania
          @rania

          I’m unable to engage in this activity when my depression is severe only when moderately depressed or better.

          I make myself write a list of things to try and do for that day and I tick them off as I do them. There will always be things I don’t want to do but I can force myself. Sometimes I don’t do them all but doing some is better than nothing and not moving at all. When it’s worse than that I have to just ride the storm out and keep taking my meds and hope for the best.

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          Zack
            @zack

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