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  1. Dianna
    January 26, 2018 @ 11:58 am

    This is so true! All these points are so relatable. I think finding a hobby is a big one. I think if you occupy yourself with something you love doing it will decrease your depression but also the foods you eat play a role too! Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natalie
      January 28, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

      Ahh yes, I didn’t even touch upon food (mainly because I’ve also dealt with a binge eating disorder so it’s like an entire different subject to discuss) but you’re definitely right – what you put into your body does influence your metal state. Thanks for you insight!

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  2. Michelle
    January 26, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    This is super helpful and I love that the first point is to get professional help! This is so important and definitely step 1. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Natalie
      January 28, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

      Outside help is so important!! Thanks for your support!

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  3. Yasmin
    January 26, 2018 @ 12:18 pm

    Great tips, thanks for sharing them! 7 and 8 winners for me! There is so much freedom when you travel alone.

    Yasmin| http://www.yasmintells.com

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    • Natalie
      January 28, 2018 @ 1:28 pm

      Agreed! The freedom that comes with traveling really helps to rediscover yourself. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. Michele Renee
    January 26, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

    These were perfect tips! I definitely use all of them often. Having a hobby is incredibly helpful and takes your mind off of your sadness or pain when you are depressed.

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    • Natalie
      January 28, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

      Thanks for your comment and glad to hear that you incorporate all these aspects into your daily life!

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  5. Style & Life by Susana
    February 6, 2018 @ 2:25 am

    These are great tips! I too suffer from depression and severe anxiety. I’ve just started up again exercise and have found that it is slowly helping me. Sending you hugs x

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:27 am

      Exercise is definitely a huge mood booster. Glad to hear that you are getting back into exercising!

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  6. Adrienne
    May 11, 2020 @ 5:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing these must needed tips. I have really been struggling lately and every bit helps!

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:27 am

      I’m glad to hear that you find these tips helpful!

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  7. CA
    May 11, 2020 @ 6:40 pm

    I cannot really relate to depression though I have gone through really sad and low moments in my life, many times. Your tips will still work on such moments. I don’t have anyone I know that is suffering from depression, or maybe I just don’t know that some of them are going through it. Thanks for opening my eyes. And I agree with a great support system. I would do my best to be one for my friends. Friendship is not just for the good times, but the bad times as well.

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:26 am

      Thank you for sharing! I am happy that you can relate to these suggestions. 🙂
      Friends should be there for us through thick and thin.

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  8. Emidiv @ hamintellectualgroup
    May 11, 2020 @ 7:01 pm

    Staying happy, focused and taking everything easy can also help with reducing the effect of depression.

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  9. Rebecca
    May 11, 2020 @ 9:40 pm

    These tips are great — this is such an important post.

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  10. littlemisadvencha
    May 12, 2020 @ 9:32 am

    great tips! Thanks for sharing your contribution to this matter. I agree with them all. We should really be taking care of ourselves, not only physically but also mentally and spiritually.

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:25 am

      I agree, we can’t fully take care of ourselves unless we focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.

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  11. Priya
    May 12, 2020 @ 12:34 pm

    Great tips, I have never experienced depression but I agree with you on point no 2. Focus on what you want not what you don’t want. Would meditation help people who are depressed?

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2020 @ 4:54 am

      Yes I would say so! I personally don’t meditate but meditation helps you reconnect with yourself by not allowing distractions, which would be beneficial for people dealing with a mental illness.

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  12. Bailey Deziel
    May 12, 2020 @ 11:52 pm

    These are really great tips for dealing with depression! I’ll be sure to share with a friend who needs a little positive encouragement 🙂

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:24 am

      Thank you for your kind words!

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