Here’s a shit ton of tips and tricks that can make it easier getting through the day.
And just a reminder: These tips are not meant to replace professional help. They're only tricks that have worked for some people, and they might work for you, too.
Take note of all the small things you've accomplished today.
"I write a 'Did Do' list of all the things I accomplish each day. Even just really basic things like 'shower,' 'go to work,' 'put laundry in hamper,' or 'made bed.' It really helps me being able to look at a list of things I did instead of beating myself up over things I couldn't accomplish."
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Try the "5-4-3-2-1" trick.
"If I'm depressed, it's difficult to try to calm down because I'm so convinced that nothing will help. So instead of trying to meditate, which makes me focus more on the issue, I use the '5-4-3-2-1' trick my therapist taught me: Look around you. What are five things you see that you never noticed before? Four things you can touch, and how do they feel? Three things you can hear. Two things you can smell. And lastly, one positive thought you can tell yourself.
It has the same effect as taking deep breaths but gets you actually focusing on something else other than your thoughts."
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Immerse yourself in another world by reading a book.
"Reading a book always works for me because it helps distract my brain and mentally takes me to another place. Reading has been my safe haven for years so I always keep a book with me anywhere I go and read EVERY day."
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