How do you clam yourself down when you are depressed or stressed?

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For me, exercise is my go-to whenever I am stressed. I would either do circuit training or go for a run. Scientifically, it is well known that exercise increases endorphins, which are basically chemicals your body release that makes you feel better. Mentally, when I exercise and sweat, I feel like the problems and stress I have will "melt" away as well. You can also try activities like yoga and pilates if you don't see yourself doing cardiovascular exercises. At times, I am just too tired to exercise when I get home from a long stressful day. For days like this, I would take a warm shower and take a nap right after -- maybe 30min to an hour's worth of napping. It usually refreshes me and I can think clearer after that.

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