1. You’re tired of hearing people say, “Snap out of it!” or “Pull yourself together!”

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2. You don’t have the flu, so sleeping all day doesn’t make anything better.

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3. If you know someone who went into a funk when their kids left the nest, you take them out to celebrate and explain that they’re missing the point!

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4. Life is always changing, so you also have to. Have breakfast for dinner.

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5. You learn not to pile on more layers of melancholy. They get too heavy.

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6. If someone tells you to see a doctor, you do it. They’re there to help you through this.

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7. You practice positive thinking and make silly faces in the mirror. Because no one will see you.

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8. You take your meds and give them a chance to kick in. You try to be a patient patient.

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9. You join a support group.

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10. You go to a homeless shelter or a children’s hospital and give someone hope.

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11. You moved to a new town, you don’t know anyone yet. So you volunteer.

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12. You get a puppy.

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13. Or a kitten.

 

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14. You take art classes and hang your pictures on the fridge.

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15. Abe Lincoln and Winston Churchill also suffered from depression, and they did all right.

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16. You’re not the only one feeling blue, not by a long shot. You’re not alone.

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17. You join a gym or take up dancing. You’ll get fitter and your confidence will skyrocket. Cha cha cha!

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18. Ladies, you comb your hair and put your lipstick on. (Yes, mother.)

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19. Gents, you get up off the couch and shave. (Yes, dear.)

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20. If you have a pretty smile, you use it. No one can resist a friendly smile. It’ll make someone’s day.

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21. If you wear a constant frown, you don’t share it with the world. The world will look the other way.

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22. You try to hang around with people who ooze cheerfulness. It’s contagious.

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23. You read the comics, watch old sitcoms on TV, and laugh out loud!

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24. You think of something fun you’ve always wanted to do, and then do it.

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25. You recall a time in your life when you were really happy, and then “visit” that time once in a while. There’s something restorative about recalling a delicious memory.

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26. You bake a treat and share it with a neighbor.

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27. You get a job. Even if it’s part time.

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28. You go to a playground and swing as high as you can, embracing your inner child.

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29. You try to take each minute, each day as it comes.

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