Notice aspects of your life worth honoring and celebrating. Put things in your schedule to look forward to!
Recognize the internal negative voice of depression and name it "depression". Learn to give less credibility to that voice when it speaks to you.
Stay socially connected in some way to other people. Talk with them about the depression in moderation.
Exercise, eat well, and develop a regular sleep schedule. Too many students suffer mild forms of depression because they are not taking good care of their physical self.
Get out of your apartment or dorm room for at least one hour every day, and remember to keep your living quarters clean! Our environment can have a huge impact on our mental health.
If you find yourself in the depression trap — get help!
Special thanks to Lisa Laird, MA, Snow College for this information.
Contact us at 435.283.7136