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8 ways to cope with a depressive state of mind.

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

Do you often find yourself in a low mood? Perhaps sometimes you don't want to get out of bed, you feel very moody and you really can't place your finger on why you feel this way. These 8 tips explore different ways to help you get out of this state of mind.

Tip 1: Get out of your comfort zone

Do something that you have never done before. To hear Mena's story of how she stepped out of her comfort zone, head to the podcast now. The presence of life stresses and anxiety in our lives is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. Step outside of your comfort zone, step out in faith and do something you have never done before.

Tip 2: Writing

"People who keep journals have life twice"

You don't have to be a creative or a writer to put your thoughts down on paper. The very act of writing is therapeutic and a great way to bring you peace of mind. Record your thoughts, feelings or worries, or simply recount moments from your day, and enjoy a moment of quiet reflection.

Tip 3: Find out what your creative outlet is

We all have a creative outlet. This could be going on long walks, going to the gym or putting on your favourite playlist on Spotify. Whatever it is, find it. Research has shown this to be a really good way to let out endorphins which help boost pleasure, resulting in a feeling of greater wellbeing.

Tip 4: Get physically active