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2 Tips To Live By When Struggling With Depression


Depression can be a debilitating disorder.  This article will describe tips to live by to prevent the burn out associated with depression to live a successful, happy live to prevent episodes of Major Depression.

Be Productive

The first tip to live a happy, successful life and to prevent episodes of major depression is to be productive.  It is important to get up in the morning and have a set schedule.  Do not lay in bed and do nothing with your life.   This will increase your chances of depression in your life.  Do not do this.  According to http://www.success.com, the following can be mentioned:

You won’t be happy if you don’t produce. The game of life is not rest. Yes, we must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity.

What’s the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It’s to see what you can do with it—to try your hand to see what you can do.

Have Good Friends

In addition to being productive, it is also important to have good friends.  This means having a good social support system, which includes family and friends.  Connect with your family and friends on a regular basis.  Let them know that they are important.  According to http://www.success.com, the following can be stated about having a good support system:

Friendship is probably the greatest support system in the world, so don’t deny yourself the time to develop it. Nothing can match it. It’s extraordinary in its benefit.

Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you. I lost one of my dearest friends when he was 53—heart attack. As one of my very special friends, I used to say that if I was stuck in a foreign jail somewhere accused unduly, and, if they would allow me one phone call, I would call David. Why? He would come and get me. That’s a real friend—somebody who would come and get you.


To end this specific article, two tips have been provided to aid individuals having a tendency to develop depression.  They include being productive and having a set schedule, in addition to having a set support network that includes close family and friends that you can turn to on a needed basis for emotional support and advice.  Consider using these options.

2 Tips To Live By When Struggling With Depression

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2017). 2 Tips To Live By When Struggling With Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/03/2-tips-to-live-by-when-struggling-with-depression/


Last updated: 19 Mar 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Mar 2017
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