Positive Feeling Advice Roundup

There is no one foolproof way to beat depression, but there are many good ways. The best path involves developing a variety of healthy habits for keeping mind, body and soul on a positive footing.

I’m constantly on the lookout for small habits I can incorporate into my overall depression-smashing life strategy. Here are a handful of advice pieces that struck a chord lately.

Get Out Of Depression, Get Into Your Senses
Margaret Wehrenberg | Psychology Today

“Replace the dullness of depression by stimulating your five senses.”

Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke
Mayo Clinic Staff

“A good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but data are mounting about the positive things laughter can do.”

Calm Anxiety Through These 5-Minute Meditations
Arley Hoskin | Healthy Place

“Over time, these five-minute mental exercises have built up my endurance for stress and anxiety in the same way stretching built my endurance for long runs.”

A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method
Leo Babauta | zen habits

“We’re good at being kind to others when they’re having a difficult time, perhaps, but not always with ourselves.”

How Gratitude Combats Depression
Deborah Serani | Psychology Today

“Studies show that consistent positive interactions, particularly ones that involve gratitude, increase happiness and decrease levels of depression.”

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