Feeling Down and Depressed Naturopathic Advice by Dr. Sara Detox Toronto Naturopath
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5 Tips When You’re Feeling Down

January 20, 2016

Are you feeling down because of job loss, health problems, or a broken heart?

Things always seems to happen to the nicest people.

They’re going along feeling great when all of a sudden, the rug is pulled out from underneath their feet.

What matters most when you’re feeling down is what you decide to do about your situation.

Resist the urge to stay in bed for days, burst out crying at the grocery store, or have an unproductive pity party.

If you’re feeling down, I’ve got 5 pieces of advice to help you turn your negatives into positives.

1) Don’t spend a fortune at your favourite boutique.

Some people believe in retail therapy. I don’t. Actually, that’s a lie. I do, but only until the credit card bill comes in.

For most, retail therapy usually brings on more stress at the end of the month and only provides a brief, temporary feeling of happiness.

Sure a sexy red dress and designer pumps look great, but if you really want to make a therapeutic purchase, book a relaxing organic spa treatment or get yourself a yoga membership.

Guaranteed, these will do a lot more for your stress hormones than designer clothes and shoes.

2) Don’t plop yourself on the couch and drink until you blackout.

You’ll wake-up feeling worse – hungover, unmotivated, and depressed.

If you’re feeling down, how about sipping on some delicious organic tea, taking a bath with healing essential oils, or watching a funny movie with a friend?

3) Don’t post your personal problems on social media.

Rather, book an appointment and speak to a professional that can actually help you.

A Naturopathic Doctor, psychotherapist, or life coach can support you through this difficult time.

They can provide you with steps to take that will help you focus on a new situation, rather than dwelling or feeling stuck where you are.

4) Don’t compare yourself to your Facebook friends.

The Facebook posts and photos that your friends are sharing may make you feel insecure or worse about yourself.

How about a digital detox?

When you’re feeling down, it’s always a good idea to give yourself a break from social media.

5) Don’t dwell on what’s not going right in your life…

Do spend some time creating your vision!

Why not have some friends over to create inspiring vision boards? Select images that ignite that ‘wow’ feeling.

When you’re pasting images and words onto bristol board, make sure you’re relaxed, clear, and smiling. Create your vision from a place of excitement.

Ask yourself what you need to feel better.

Do you need to spend time with a friend and talk it out?

Would hitting the gym be helpful?

Whatever you are going through, know that you won’t be feeling down for much longer.

Things will be better soon…


Dr.Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and is the Spokesperson for Renew Life Canada. She is a leader in the health and wellness industry and is regularly featured as a sought-after expert on television programs and in health publications. Dr. Sara carries over 15 years experience and her private practice and work in the community is focused on digestive health, detoxification, and women's health.
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