Depression is so common disorder now a day that every fourth person is suffering from it. Depression is the serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you act and how you react.
It causes a feeling of sadness, loss of interest in activities and disappointments. The reasons for depressions can be your work pressure, loneliness, and loss of someone, financial problems or unemployment. When you are in depression everything around you seems to be negative and annoying.
So here are the ways to deal with the depression-
1. Talk to someone
Don’t isolate yourself because you will keep thinking about your problems. Call or meet your friend or family or loved ones. Share your problems with them, they will surely give you solutions. Never let your negative thoughts to control you and hold you back.
2. Do exercises
Exercise helps in overcome depression. Exercises and physical activities release a chemical called endorphins, it acts as a painkiller and also improves your mood. It improves the ability to sleep and ultimately reduces stress. Endorphins also improves your immunity. Exercise has other benefits like maintaining your blood pressure, protecting against heart diseases.
3. Listen to the music
Music is the best medicine for stress and depression. Listen to the upbeat and happy music. Don’t play the slow and sad songs, it will make you more depressed.
4. Distract yourself
Watch any funny movie or cartoon, read comic books. Go out for a walk with friend or pet if you have. If you are good in writing then, you can also write blogs or journals. Keep yourself indulge in different activities and don’t overthink about the situations.
5. A good diet
Eat complex carbohydrates like whole grain, fruits, vegetables. Carbohydrates triggers your brain to release mood boosting chemical called serotonin. Add Omega 3 to your diet because it helps in managing depression. Good sources of omega 3 are fish, nuts, leafy vegetables, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds and many more. Get enough vitamin D and B.
Limit caffeine and alcohol intake.
6. Take a good sleep
Lack of sleep can cause irritation and stress. Take a good eight hours sleep because it directly affects your mood, your physical and mental status. Make a routine for your bedtime and rise time.
Go to the therapist if it’s getting worst.