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3. Talk Therapy
Sometimes referred to as cognitive behavioral therapy, this type of therapy is done with a certified behavioral analyst who talks to you about unhealthy patterns in your life and encourages you to change them. Together, you talk about alternate ways to do things or to react to things. This type of therapy can help you learn new and better ways to cope with negative people and negative or stressful situations, and change self-defeating thoughts and self-talk.
4. Chamomile Tea
Unfortunately, depression goes hand-in-hand with insomnia for many people. The crazy thing is that you can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning to do anything, but you are wide awake all night! Chamomile has been used for centuries as means of calming both the mind and body so that you can fall asleep naturally. Try a strong cup of chamomile tea about 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime. You might even want to put a small sachet of lavender under your pillow or inside your pillowcase to get an extra little boost of relaxing, sleep-inducing power.
5. Focus on the Physical
When you feel depressed, it’s easy to put all your attention and energy to how good you do NOT feel. Redirect just some of that energy, and focus on the physical part of your body. Light to moderate exercise can give you a jolt of endorphins that work like antidepressants. Try doing something you find enjoyable, such as swimming, walking in a beautiful park, hiking in the mountains, dancing or collecting sea shells on a long walk at the beach. Eat a healthy, natural diet, and drink plenty of pure water. Spend part of your day just focusing on your body and how good it feels to be you, to be alive. This certainly can’t hurt, and who knows? It just might help.
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