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How can calling a timeout help you boost your mood?

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When you play sports, you take timeouts for good reason. Sometimes, you need a break to get a better handle on things.

So when you feel overwhelmed, don't be afraid to call one for yourself and do something relaxing. You might even want to build timeouts into your day.

Yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises are all good options. Maybe even a massage. A little relaxation can boost your mood and lower your stress.

SOURCES:

HelpGuide.org: "Depression Treatment," "Coping with Depression."

National Health Service: "Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing," "Mindfulness," "How to Be Happier."

BMC Psychiatry : "Lifestyle Medicine for Depression."

University of Minnesota: "What Lifestyle Changes are Recommended for Anxiety and Depression?"

Mayo Clinic: "Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)."

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: "Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Coping Strategies."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

HelpGuide.org: "Depression Treatment," "Coping with Depression."

National Health Service: "Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing," "Mindfulness," "How to Be Happier."

BMC Psychiatry : "Lifestyle Medicine for Depression."

University of Minnesota: "What Lifestyle Changes are Recommended for Anxiety and Depression?"

Mayo Clinic: "Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)."

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: "Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Coping Strategies."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 04, 2017

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