Distract yourself out of depression

“I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?” – Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

In life, distractions often lead us to procrastinating on completing tasks that need to get done. They dangle in front of us like bait, tantalizing our minds until we give in to the temptation. It’s clear that distractions can take a toll on our productivity, leaving us scrambling to complete things at the last minute. Yet, many fail to realize that when used in the correct context, distraction can be an immensely powerful tool. Cultivating the ability to temporarily divert our often over-active minds can serve as a strong, and healthy, coping mechanism. It can act as a gateway to better managing our mental health. Continue reading