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Daily Habits for Beating Depression and Anxiety
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Noah is someone who suffers from depression and anxiety. To combat the symptoms, Noah follows a routine every day to help give him relief. In this video, Noah shares his top 5 daily habits in hopes that some of them might benefit you if you’re also suffering from depression and anxiety.
Habit #1 - Wake Up Every Day and Pray: You don’t necessarily have to pray to a Christian God, but by asking the universe for strength and putting yourself out there each day it will give you a sense that you’re not in this alone.
Habit #2 – Exercise: This will differ from person to person. Depending on how severe your condition is, this may simply mean that you go for a walk or do some stretching every day. For Noah, he likes to go to the gym and do a full workout. Exercising helps release endorphins that can help combat depression. Find an exercise regimen that works for you, however intense or limited, and do your best to stick to it.
Habit #3 – Be Social Every Day: If you suffer from depression and social anxiety you know that this can be extremely difficult. The more depressed and anxious you are, the more you may tend to want to isolate from people. Being around people, even if you must fake a smile and feel uncomfortable at first, will benefit your health.
Habit #4 – Eat a Healthier Diet: The desire to eat “comfort food” is natural when you’re struggling to cope, but it’s not doing your body or mind any favors. There are endless sources available online for healthy food solutions. Take some time to find a diet that you can handle and give it a try.
Habit #5 – Write a Gratitude Journal Every Day: It may be hard to come up with things when you’re having a particularly rough day, but there are always things to be grateful for. If you’re having trouble thinking of things, here are a few common examples to consider: Feel free to steal these!
Today I’m grateful for food to eat and clean water to drink
Today I’m grateful for a bed to sleep in and clean clothes to wear
Today I’m grateful for having taste, sight, touch, smell, and/or hearing
Today I’m grateful for having warm water to shower with and clean water to drink
Today I’m grateful to have a family, friend, or significant other that loves me
Today I’m grateful to have a job, a mode of transportation, and/or education
Today I’m grateful to be alive
You get the gist of it. You may not have some of these things, and that’s okay. We all have something to be grateful for every day.
Noah suggests using the 5-minute mood journal to write your gratitude journal. Whether you write it there, another app, on pen and paper, Novni, or simply recite in your head, your health will benefit from this way of thinking every day.