Catastrophizing: How to Stop Making Yourself Depressed and Anxious: Cognitive Distortion Skill #6

Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your mental health. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can help in the treatment and prevention of depression in several key ways:
increases your body temperature, which can have a calming effect on the central
nervous system.
releases chemicals like endorphins, which can boost mood.
reduces immune system chemicals that may worsen depression.Research has shownTrusted Source
 that increased social media usage can cause or contribute to depression and low self-esteem. Social media can be addicting, and it’s a necessity to stay connected with family, friends, and even coworkers. It’s how we plan and invite each other to events and share big news.
However, limiting social media time can help prevent depression. You can do this by:
all social apps from your phone
website-blocking extensions that only let you use certain sites for a preset
amount of time
going to social media with a purpose and avoiding logging on several times aResearch has shownTrusted Source
 that having even “adequate” social support can protect against depression.
Make sure that you’re regularly connecting with friends and family, even when your lives are busy. Attending social events when you can and finding new hobbies that could help you meet new people can all help you build new relationships too.
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