5 Tips to Reduce Depression

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5. Breathe deeply and relax

Depression

Breathe deeply and relax. For 3 minutes every hour, take a short mental vacation.
Do the following breathing exercise to relax your body and mind. You can participate in this exercise while you are standing in the checkout line at the supermarket or when listening to people on the phone. You can complete the exercise at home or at work.
Take three deep breaths and relax. When you inhale, focus on thoughts that are calm and peaceful. You may consider relaxing by the mountain or ocean, or comfortably in your favorite room of the house.
As you exhale, focus on pushing any tension out of your lungs. Focus on the positive images in your life. Focus on laughter, love, excitement, and hope.
Keep breathing and exhaling in this pattern until you feel better. If you exercise a lot, you will notice wonderful changes in your outlook and in other aspects of your life. Enjoy your family, friends and your life.
Let yourself feel good now!


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