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Want to know how to stop depression, stress and anxiety?

There are a few basic steps to implement first to get you on your way.

Speaking with a counsellor or therapist is also enormously beneficial for establishing what you need in your life and how to achieve that.

Here are a few psychological strategies to get you started:

  • Establish your needs and value them. Don’t diminish your dreams or needs for the sake of others. Without establishing a clear outline of what you want – how do you make progress?
  • Recognise the worth in loving what you are doing. Whatever that may be.
  • Practice mindfulness (Google if you’re unsure)
  • Base your decisions on your values. Not on others hopes. This isn’t selfish, it’s good self care & it’s honest.
  • Practice gratitude. Before you get out of bed in the morning, find something to be grateful for. It’s not always easy but it’s the beginning of cognitive reframing (changing your unhelpful thought processes)
  • Speaking of honest – be honest with yourself and others. Say what you truly feel. Not in a “wow your hair looks atrocious” kinda way, just with sincerity.
  • Nourish your body with good food and exercise and your mind with helpful thoughts.
  • Find things that make you happy. Do them. Often.
  • Banish all those nonsense rules running round your head. You created them and if they aren’t helping, lose them.
  • Stop blaming others. Yep, I said it. Others cannot make you feel an emotion. They can have clearly absurd behaviour, but YOU choose how you respond and how it affects you.

What things do you do to calm your mind and reduce stress and anxiety, please share in the comments below.

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  • These are some good points indeed

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  • Great points. I like to read, do yoga, catch up with a friend, watch a movie.

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  • if we don’t stress out too much, our children will feel this and will be more relaxed themselves

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  • Great tips to practice into my life. Thank you

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  • well I am going to try all of these suggestions, fingers crossed

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  • Take some deep breaths, and pause. Concentrate on slowing your breathing

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  • Me time = a bath or if I have the cash: a massage!

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  • lovely ideas., thankyou!

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  • Love the gratitude tip! I always try to work at that! Great article, lovely tips.

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  • Great article. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Treat everyday as a gift! The miracle of LIFE!!

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  • yoga and meditation could help

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  • Rest, rest, no stress, yoga, counselling, or i lock myself in my room and scream into my pillow ad loud as i can and amazingly i feel slighty better lol.


    • wow! at least you deal with it! i love how your comment is very honest. good on ya!

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  • lets hope???

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  • helpful thanks for sharing

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