Often times when you feel a bit down your body feels lethargic and physically often thinks it can’t handle things.  Being aware of that, it’s important to shock your body out of depression.  The best time to start this is specifically in the morning as sometimes you may find it hard to get up and out of bed to start your day.  So here are some tips that might help break through the morning blues:-
1. Jump out of bed, yes literally.  Sometimes when we feel depressed we do not want to get out of bed.  Notice we said we do not want, not we can not. Unless you are physically disabled, you can get out of bed.  So throw those covers off, jump out,  take a deep breath and then congratulate yourself. One small step, yet one big step out for feeling better.
2. Breathe.  Open a window and take a deep breath threw your nose, hold and then breathe out through your mouth on a 1:4:2 count. You breathe in for one part, hold for four parts, and then breathe out for two parts. The “parts” can be any number of seconds, as long as you maintain the ratio. For example, you might breathe in for three seconds, hold for twelve seconds, and breathe out for six seconds. Correct diaphragmatic breathing  means that instead of your chest expanding and your shoulders raising to accommodate the extra volume or your lungs your back and lower ribcage will expand.
3. Shower.  Start the water, the colder the better to get you moving.  Sometimes you may we think of a shower as a terrible chore, especially when you are feeling down, so why not put some music on and sing out loud and have fun!  Good clean fun.
4. Clothes.  Clothes have a big bearing on how we feel so get rid of your depression clothes.  Lose those grey joggers and create a colorful healthy fun look.  Okay, maybe you don’t feel like it, but you have other clothes.  There are many waiting in your wardrobe for you to take advantage of, so, do it and help make your feelings more manageable.  Colourful clothes can heighten your mood.
When we feel down sometimes we feel trapped in our mind and in our body, however, these simple tips, once repeated daily will begin to physically alter your state of mind and help work towards a healthy recovery.

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