Perhaps, among so many problems, the stress and the little time to do the things you like, you end up full of bad vibes, discouraged and even depressed. So you might want to put a stop to all that, by reviewing the things you do during the day in order to make easy changes so you can start to keep the discouragement out of your life and prevent it from invading you completely.
Say Goodbye To Sedentariness.
An excellent way of channelling stress and minimising the chances of suffering from depression is to avoid becoming sedentary. A research from the University of Texas, in the United States, indicated that people who suffer from severe depression have relief if they practice some sport. So the ideal is to do a physical activity 3 times a week for 45 minutes.
Listen To Music.
It has been scientifically proven that enjoyable activities such as listening to music have a positive effect on the brain. So choose music that brings joy and encourages you to dance.
Ask For Help And Never Be Quiet.
Many times, people who have depression feel overwhelmed by their daily responsibilities. Asking for help from friends, family, a partner or an expert can reduce the burden and therefore help combat the condition.
Laugh A Lot.
People suffering from depression know how hard it is to smile. Something so simple can be very difficult. However, laughter is one of the best therapies to lift your spirits. So the effort of smiling can make a difference in winning defenses, activating about 400 muscles and generating endorphins (happiness hormones).
Surround Yourself With Friends.
Depression is too complicated to overcome alone. So it is essential to surround yourself with those people (friends, family, partner) who know how to accompany you in difficult times.
A University of Navarra study indicates that people who eat more junk food are at greater risk of becoming depressed. So we should keep in mind those healthy foods rich in nutrients such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, white meat, fish and legumes, since they help to combat feelings of sadness and fatigue.
None of this is easy, but you just have to take the bull by the horns to make those changes that make you sink. Remember that if you can’t get out of it all alone, go to the specialists so that they can guide you. Never give up!