As we all know, life is not easy. Most people will experience depression at some point in life and it can be really tough. As someone who has struggled for years, I want to share some things that has helped me, and still is helping me. I have realised that it is the little things in life that makes me want to live, and that we need to appreciate.

Nature

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Spending time outdoors and breathing in the fresh air is truly amazing. Whether it is taking a walk in a park or by the sea, or going hiking to the mountain, the fresh air really clears my head and makes me feel relaxed. Nature is beautiful and something to appreciate.

Family/friends

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It is so important to take care of your family and friends, especially your family. As a teenager, you might be embarrassed about hanging out with family members like your mom and dad, but as I have come to realise, it actually makes me happy spending time with them.

Books

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I love reading, but most of the time I choose to just watch a movie or a tv show instead because I just find it easier, but when I first sit down and start reading, I notice how much joy it gives me.

Taking care of yourself

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Take a nice, relaxing bath, put on a face mask, have a glass of wine - and just enjoy life. For me, some alone time every now and then is essential.