Depression is one thing I believe everyone go through at a point in his or her life.It drains your energy, hope and drive,making it difficult to take the steps necessary to get better.Well,overcoming depression may not be quick and easy,it is far from impossible.
The honest truth is even if your depression is stubbornly persistent and severe and you feel you cannot snap out of it,you have more control over it than you realize.
Dealing with depression requires action.When you are depressed, the tendency of staying isolated and not talking to anyone is high but you need to get up,stay connected with people, families,take part in social activities..this will make a huge difference in your mood and outlook.
Another tip is to do things that relax and energizes you...this include following healthy lifestyle,learning how to better manage stress,setting limits on what you are able to do,scheduling fun activities into your day
Exercising is a great depression fighter.When you are depressed, getting out of bed may be a daunting task but if you want to overcome depression,then you need to get out of that bed.Aim for at least 30minutes exercise in a day
What you eat also has an effect on how you feel.Reduce the intake of foods that can affect your mood and brain(caffeine,alcohol,trans fat,foods with high level of chemicals,preservatives or hormones),don't skip meals,minimize sugar and refined carbs,boost your vitamin B level(eat more citrus food,leafy green,take vitamin B supplements,beans,chicken,cakes
Get a daily dose of sunlight because sunlight can improve your mood
Change your negative thinking habit
If you have tried all this self help tips and you are still feeling depressed, then I suggest you seek the help of a medical professional.