How to overcome Depression

Depression is an abnormal emotional state, a mental illness that affects our thinking, emotions, perceptions, and behaviors in pervasive and chronic ways. It feels like nothing in the world can make you feel better.

Depression is more than just feeling sad or low. It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. I had no idea how it feels to be depressed until I become depressed. I have been to series of depression in every stage of my life, So I feel I m experienced enough to suggest tips to overcome it. I want to share what I do whenever I feel low.

  • ExerciseIt doesn’t matter how bad the day goes, just 15 to 30 mins of workout everyday makes a difference in my mood. Be it is sadness or anger a normal workout will change your mood in a span of 20 minutes. 
  • Eat your favorite food – This may seem like not the effective one, but as far as I experienced, Eating your favorite could be one of the best mood changer. I know when you feel depressed you don’t like anything and anyone, but I suggest try this and this will sure distract you. 
  •   Cycling or Bike riding – Be it is cycling or Bike riding, just 15 mins ride can reduce the levels of cortisol in the body which is a stresss hormone in our body. It makes you feel so light after a small ride ignoring everything that goes inside your confusing mind.
  • Never isolate yourself – When depressed, you won’t like to interact with people and mostly try to keep quiet at one corner. Never allow yourself to indulge in the thought that you are less than anyone else. What I do is go out and just watch the kids play near my home. When they allow you to play with them, you can truly realize that depression was nothing just your mind confusing itself. They got more to teach you than all your experiences.
  • Do not sleep more – People always assume sleeping will ease them, wrong. After a long sleep first thing you lose his your activeness, second you will have no change in your mood whatsoever. 
    Try to wake up early in the morning and go for a walk. Nothing helps you better to overcome depression than waking up early.
     
  • Identify and rectify – Try to identify what made you depressed go talk to your closed ones and share about it. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get a solution, sharing will ease your pain. It doesn’t matter if you can’t solve the problem letting out those feelings will turn you positive.
  • Focus on what you are good at – If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Think about the good things you have done, think about good friends who made you feel good. Be patience nothing goes away in one second. 
  • Stop thinking about futureWe often fear about the future and its uncertainty. Have faith in tomorrow understand the fact the future depends on our present situation. Focus on your present that will increase your mental energy. 

Conclusion: Depression is not something, that is impossible to change. Just follow these advises once and all for the change. These may not be the permanent solution but sure these tips can help prevent your depressed state going further worse. As they say change is the only thing that don’t change….Happy Blogging..!!

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  1. I feel this topic is the need of the hour, for many. Most don’t admit they are depressed, trying to contain it within oneself. As you told, sharing is one good way to feel light.
    Exercise sure helps as it invokes your happy hormone.
    Eating your favourite also does the same chemistry in your body.
    One more thing I personally feel can help is MUSIC. Believe me it surely does magic to uou.
    Some social service activities like voluntaring in an old age home, orphanage etc.. lifts away depression and brings in contentment and purpose in existing.

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    1. Yes That’s true and the biggest problem with current generation.. they just isolate themselves within walls and just post their feelings in social media rather talking to people..
      You added two most important mood changers…. Music and visiting old age and orphanage..
      In case of Music I have experienced both relaxation and sadness time to time.. So it might differ person to person…

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      1. Uhmm…right that tendency does exist in the current generation.
        Going viral with status updation. Single. ..in relationship …then again single…committed. ….God only knows what goes on.
        What you told is absolutely true . Music gives a mixed reaction sometimes. But I would say its ok…may be the sadness may make you want to cry. Then cry as much as you want to. That again makes you feel lite at the end. Actually depression is treatable, so if needed take professional help.

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      2. Hahaha and the whatspp status, feeling sad feeling broken kind of stuffs… Why they don’t understand that people just don’t care….
        Haan that happened to me in case of music sometimes…
        Of course there’s nothing that don’t have a cure..

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  2. I love these tips and I do believe their are well advised. I’m not one who suffers from depression but as a human I do have low moods from time to time and I have felt sad in numerous occasions. Exercising and staying active worked wonders. Having at least one person I can bounce things off always helped

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    1. Happy to hear that you don’t suffer depression..I have seen frnds feeling so low and don’t do anything and making it worse and then suffer.. Exercising is the best remedy as far as i know

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  3. Depression is a hard thing to deal with. In India, depression is seen as a mental illness and a social stigma and people are advised to avoid depressed people generally. I really hope such stereotypes vanish and depressed people get the love and attention they need.

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      1. thank you … some feel pressured to try only natural solutions like you offer but often it’s really not enough … then the suicidal ideation comes in and it becomes dangerous

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      2. Yes I do agree… just mentioned tips are not enough when its worse and can’t help it..
        When suicidal idea comes then it goes even worse… only a professional help can help in that case..

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  4. You have written all the correct facts which are scientifically proven to increase the mood enhancers serotonin & dopamine. When the depression is unbearable the doctors recommend some anti depressants which increases the serotonin level in the brain… Serotonin is produced in the gut that amazed me… I was also once depressed due to studies this tips then would have surely benefited… And one more thing that benefits is watching ur favorite TV show or some movie, etc😉… Great tips chiru keep writing…

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  5. There is a really great book by Dr. Daniel Amen on how to change your brain using various methods including specific food and supplements for depression and mental well being… it totally changed my life I really recommend you look him up

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  6. This is great thank you for sharing it and for raising awareness too. When I’m feeling down I always isolated myself and I felt like I’m unworthy of anything. Reading what you wrote reminded me of this period of my life and isolation is never an answer.

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    1. Yes I get it.. most of us do that when we feel low that includes me too..
      I am happy we learned from our past..
      glad to hear it was ur past and it has passed..
      Hope you are cheerful like everyday u want to be…

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  7. I absolutely love your writing. Your advice is so well-rounded, and the post is so relatable. The influence of physical health on mental health is something that I continue to be passionate about, and I absolutely love how you addressed it. I can’t wait to read more!

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