to Fight Depression
of the most destructive states for your mind and body is depression. It is a phenomenon
that affects millions of people around the world, no matter the culture. The triggering
elements of depression are infinite, and they vary case to case. External and
inner factors often attack our mind and body together, making depression a profoundly
negative aspect in our lives. Let's take a look at some great tips to conquer
the negative mood and get the most joy out of our daily routine.
- Go outside. A
nice spring day can cheer up even the saddest person. But staying out in the sun
is beneficial for more than just poetic and emotional reasons. Sunlight has an
important role in many chemical processes taking place in our body. Lack of sunshine
triggers the release of melatonin, a hormone that produces a feeling of lethargy
and tiredness. This hormone is only created in the dark -- this is why winter
also brings more depression, as the sun is hidden and the nights are long. All
year round cloudy weather may trigger the same negative effects. If you live in
such an area try to get away somehow a few times during the winter season
and go where you can enjoy the sun. If you don't live in one of those SAD areas,
finding reasons to go outside is easy: practice a sport, go fishing, try hiking,
do some gardening.
involved. An active life leaves very little room for depression. You tend to let
negative feelings dominate your mood when you reach a point of constant and repetitive
analysis of problems. Involving yourself in several inspiring activities will
greatly reduce times of feeling sorry for yourself. Maybe you are depressed because
you failed to reach an important milestone towards a goal. Don't get discouraged.
Try to pursue that goal right away or, if it is completely compromised, find a
different goal to strive for.
some time for relaxation. Have fun and relax your mind and body. When negative
thoughts start circling, shift your focus to a pleasant element. It can be a person,
a location, something around you, or even a distant memory. Clear your head of
all the negative feelings and all your worries.
your diet and take care of your fitness. Try to lower your intake of alcohol and
caffeine. After the momentary boost of these stimulants is gone you will only
feel worse and get addicted to wanting even more. Some good physical exercise
will never do you any harm and helps beat the addiction. The fitter you are, the
more self-esteem you'll experience and this will eventually lead to happiness.
Socialize. No matter how difficult it might seem to get out of the house and smile
in the company of others, this is probably the most effective way of getting over
depression. Socializing is essential for all of us and you should see it as a
fun activity, not an obligation. Select some friends that have always made you
feel better and reconnect with them.
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