8 Daily Activities That Help Fight Depression

Depression is one of the hardest mental and emotional conditions to deal with. It is easily confused with day to day sadness, which can lead to judgmental comments from family and peers, but depression goes much deeper than having a bad day. A loss of hope is a common side effect of depression, but it is important to remember that taking small steps toward self healing can have a big impact in the long run, because depression is not something that can be overcome over night.

We list a few ways to overcome the sadness, fatigue, and loss of hope that comes with depression. Doing at least one of these activities once a day will help combat the symptoms of this common illness :

The 100 Best Breakup Sad Love Songs List To Cry To

Valentine's Day is coming up and so is the inevitable breakup. </3

The ultimate list of songs to help get all the tears out while your heart is broken. If you're too cool to cry to this list check out our 100 Breakup Sad Crying Songs Indie Edition.

01. Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt 02. First Love - Adele
03. Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
04. What Hurts The Most - Rascal Flatts
05. I Cry -Westlife
06. My Immortal - Evanescence
07. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
08. Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey
09. Black - Pearl Jam
10. Take a Bow - Leona Lewis

How To Cry On Demand

Whether it's for a potential acting gig or to manipulate your significant other, here are the steps to cry real tears on demand :

  1. Focus your mind
  2. Think about someone you love dearly ( like a parent or loved one)
  3. Imagine a scenario where they are getting hurt in a horrific painful way (burned alive or torture)
  4. Imagine this person begging and screaming in agony
  5. Let you mind flow with the scenario until tears begin to well in your eyes
  6. Keep going for a real water show!