Money Trouble? 14 Depression-Fighting Tips
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.
De–stress your life, sleep better, and conquer depression with the latest news and insights on mood management, plus special offers.