9 Ways to Beat Depression

  • Count your blessings. Literally. Write them down. Read them aloud.
  • Do NOT complain about your problems.
  • Take a walk, swim or bike ride.
  • Realize what is external and what is internal-write it down and see the reality.
  • Do one thing that is important but not urgent, like play the piano.
  • If tasks overwhelm you, write them down and do one of them. That is important-even if you only spend 15 minutes doing it.
  • Smile 25 times in a mirror
  • Imagine your funeral. Imagine what you want people to be saying about you. Start doing the things you want to be remembered for.
  • Do something kind or beneficial for someone else.