- Step 1: Hit the gym Hit the gym. Exercise releases the feel-good hormones called endorphins, which can turn a bad day around in no time.
- TIP: Eating fish can also release endorphins and elevate your mood, thanks to Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Step 2: Watch a favorite movie Watch your favorite movie or listen to your favorite music.
- Step 3: Complete a project Complete a household, outdoor, or personal project to feel a sense of accomplishment.
- Step 4: Avoid negative thoughts Avoid thinking about all the bad stuff that happened in the past. Concentrate on the good things, and on the present.
- Step 5: Talk to someone Talk to a family member, friend, or even a professional, and tell them what's bothering you.
- Step 6: Go to bed earlier Go to bed a little earlier than usual. The sooner a bad day ends, the sooner a new day can begin.
- FACT: Between 1996 and 2005, the use of antidepressants nearly doubled in the United States.
You Will Need
- Your favorite movie or music
- A project
- Positive thoughts
- Someone to talk to
- An early bedtime
- Fish (optional)