Tips To Conquer Depression 'Naturally
Do you feel overly tired and lazy? Do you have days,
more regular than you like, where you don't feel like
getting dressed 'or even getting out of bed? Do you
ever find yourself avoiding social situations because
"You just don't feel like it"?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then
you might be suffering from depression.
Here are some superb tips to conquer the stagnant mood
of depression and add more happiness into your daily
1) Soak Up All the Light and Sunshine You Can.
A lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the
secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger
a dispirited mood and a lethargic condition.
Melatonin is only produced in the dark. It lowers your
body temperature and makes you feel sluggish. If you
spend too much time cooped up in your room then you
could be setting yourself up for depression.
This is the reason why many people are suffering from
depression much more often in winter than in the other
seasons. Cold weather and less sunshine lead people
indoors, away from the light.
If your work keeps you indoors, take short walking breaks
outside; have lunch in the park; attempt to get as much
natural light as possible in your work space; and replace
standard lighting with a full-spectrum light bulb.
2) Get Busy. Get Inspired.
You'll be more likely to overcome any feeling of
depression if you are too busy to notice it. Live
a life full of inspired activities.
Do the things you love. If you're short on cash,
then enjoy the simple life 'take a leisurely stroll in
the park, get in a game of basketball, tennis 'whatever
you prefer 'read engaging books, or get started in any
activity that you have passion for and would love to
Set a some goals and have a meaningful purpose in life.
No matter how difficult or discouraging life can be,
remain firm in the unwavering belief that you are capable
of doing anything you desire. You are.
3) Take a Break.
Listen to soothing music. Soak in a nice warm
bath. Ask one of your close friends to massage
you. Take a break from your stressful workload
and spend the day just goofing around. In other
words, have fun.
4) Eat Right and Stay Fit.
Avoid foods with lots of sugar, caffeine, or
alcohol. Sugar and caffeine may give you a
brief moment of energy; but they will also bring on
anxiety, tension, and internal problems. Sugar
is a depressant, and once the initial buzz wears
off it will leave you feeling down and tired. Think
twice before picking up that donut!
Alcohol is also a depressant. Many people drink alcohol
to "forget their problems." But, they're just
aggravating their conditions in the process.
Exercising regularly is a vital depression buster.
Exercise allows your body to produce more endorphins
than usual. Endorphins are sometimes called "the happy
chemicals" because of their stress-reducing and
5) Get a Social Life.
Your circle of friends are
there to give you moral support. Spending time
and engaging in worthwhile activities with them
could give you a very satisfying feeling. Nothing
feels better than having group support.
If friendships are a challenge, find some interest
groups and commit to attending them for a period of
time. Often, when stuck in depression, all social
activity ceases and "getting out" can feel very
uncomfortable. This is normal. Just keep getting
out and week after week you'll find the depression
6) Learn to "Let Go"
Depression often results from a long-term build-up
of feelings that lead a person to feel overwhelmed,
insecure and stressed. Depression becomes a "safe
way" to avoid dealing with those feelings 'or facing
Instead of allowing those feelings to build up, the
Easiest 'and possibly most effective 'solution is
To learn a process called the Release Technique. It's
Effectiveness has been documented by researchers
At Harvard University and the program is
recommended by a number of highly renowned
psychologists. To learn more, visit
About the Author
John R. Barker has overcome bouts of
depression in his own life and has helped thousands
of people worldwide to get the most out of their
life. For more information about depression, visit
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