Money Trouble? 14 Depression-Fighting Tips


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Don't beat yourself up

When times get tough, the critic that lives inside us all "picks up a megaphone to say how terrible and awful we are to be in this mess," Rego says.

He likens this response to screaming at yourself for spilling milk instead of grabbing a paper towel and wiping it up.

"If you start beating yourself up in the moment with all those accusations and self-flagellations, you can only expect your mood to go in one direction," he says. Instead, Rego urges, be as kind and gentle to yourself as you can.

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