All depressions are not created equal.
If you’re like me, the past few years have been a roller coaster of emotions. The world is going through a huge upheaval in terms of politics, the pandemic, and new technology like social media, finding new ways to play on our insecurities every day.
Prioritizing your mental health is one of the most important ways you can practice self-care. Whether you are suffering from a minor funk, or in the middle of a full-on depression there are small things you can to do try and get through it more quickly.
Here are five ways you can try and snap out of a minor funk.
Eat- Your brain needs 130 grams of carbohydrates to perform daily functions.
Hydrate- Dehydration contributes to cognitive decline. You need at least 1.5- 2L of water per day to function.
Shower- Showers will always help you feel better. If you are depressed, take a cold shower. To fight anxiety, go warm.
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Exercise- Even if you just take a walk around the block, physical movement releases serotonin, a neurotransmitter that stabilizes mood.
Breathe- Deep breathing exercises can help calm you by sending oxygen to the brain, which helps boost energy and release tension. Breathing exercises can do wonders for helping you get out of a funk.