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TPJ 94: How To Ward Off Depression

TPJ 94: How To Ward Off Depression

Update: 2021-01-251
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Let’s talk depression. First I want to say that I have gone through seasons where I needed professional help, and there’s absolutely no shame in that. If you feel you need some help, please don’t hesitate. It can make a world of difference. 

But even if you’re not feeling clinically depressed, it’s common to go through seasons of feeling “the blues” or feeling down. Thankfully, there are some things we can do to help bolster our mood and help us feel better! 

In this episode I’m going to give you 15 things you can do when you’re feeling down.

[00:45 ] 1 - Normalize

[02:56 ] 2 - Express don't suppress

[04:23 ] 3 - Seek professional help

[05:54 ] 4 - Do "The Work" by Byron Katie

[06:40 ] 5 - Get outside

[07:18 ] 6 - Get a listening partnership

[08:33 ] 7 - Get enough sleep

[09:14 ] 8 - Move your body

[10:09 ] 9 - Laugh (watch some comedy)

[10:47 ] 10 - Pamper yourself

[11:25 ] 11 - Eat well

[12:58 ] 12 - Check if you need supplements or a dietary change

[13:14 ] 13 - Cleanse your mental diet

[14:41 ] 14 - Take a break from social media

[15:10 ] 15 - Help others

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Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/94 

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TPJ 94: How To Ward Off Depression

TPJ 94: How To Ward Off Depression