By Muna Adil
Being a 20-something isn’t easy in today’s world. Most millennials leave university with stifling student debt, half-baked relationships, and an overwhelming sense of uncertainty about the future. With these circumstances, it’s dangerously easy to fall into feelings of depression and anxiety. Here are the top four ways to help you deal with those negative emotions…
1. Spread the love. In times of depression, reaching out is crucial. Make sure the friends you spend time with are understanding and supportive, and don’t hesitate to remove toxic people from your social circle. If all else fails, a call to Mum will always make you feel better.
2. Move your body. This may sound clichéd, but exercising really does help. Putting on your workout gear and leaving the house can seem impossible when you’re down, but once you’re past that, let the endorphins do all the hard work. Yeah, science!
3. Peace out. A solid sleep schedule is essential to your mental health. Resist the temptation to watch that next video on YouTube and get some rest instead. Waking up refreshed and energised can help combat feelings of depression and anxiety. Try meditating for a few minutes before you hit the sack for blissful slumber.
4. Go pro. If you feel like you need to, do not hesitate to get in touch with a professional. Never feel ashamed or embarrassed to give your mental wellbeing as much importance as you give your physical health.
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