8 Ways to Beat Depression

By Refadoc, Posted on : Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 8:49 pm IST

If you have been battling depression lately, do not despair. A research study has just found that nearly 30% of people all over the world are battling depression on an everyday basis.  Depression tends to decrease the overall productivity of the person and makes him quite helpless. Though medicines have made great progress in helping people to battle with depression, only when a person is ready to make some drastic life changes can he really encounter the devil within.

Depression recently claimed the life of Robin Williams – one of Hollywood’s noted comedians. Therefore, one always has a choice to come out and defeat depression before it defeats you.

Here are some of the tips which can help you to emerge stronger than before and battling depression like never before.

  1. Get a routine up: Depression often steps up from a feeling of nothingness. When a purpose is leading a life of aimless existence, then the chances of depression is increased manifold. Therefore, the best way to battle depression is to get a routine. When you set up a routine for yourself, then it can help you to get back on the track towards a normal lifestyle.
  2. Setting up the Goals: When a person is going through a major bout of depression, then focusing attention over anything seems like a colossal task. However, this feeling of aimlessness can easily worsen into denial. Therefore, the best way to brace depression is to set daily goals for oneself. It is recommended to start with small goals and then move on to the bigger ones. This immediately takes effect and makes you feel better about yourself.
  3. Getting an exercise regimen: Exercise is a necessity as it boosts up the body with special chemicals known as endorphins. These chemicals are known to provide long term benefits which help you to battle depression. Also, exercise encourages the brain to rewire itself and concentrate on positive things.
  4. Healthy Eating choices: If there is ever a thing like a magic diet for depression, then it is a myth. For battling depression, it is a must to watch what you are eating and in what quantity you are eating. In most cases, depression makes people want to overeat, however if you are in control of what you are eating can run very beneficial. Eating food rich in Omega 3 fats and folic acid has proved to be very helpful in battling depression.
  5. Overcoming Sleep deficiency: Depression often worsens with Insomnia. Making some changes in the lifestyle as well as the sleeping patterns can however make a lot of difference. It is recommended to go to sleep and wake up at the same time over a period of time. Avoiding TV and Computer usage before sleeping can also help in improving the sleeping patterns.
  6. Challenging and fighting negative thoughts: Most of the challenges during fighting depression tend to be mental as compared to physical. When a person is depressed, then worst possible of decisions can be made. Logical reasoning should be inculcated during the decision making process. It will take patience and practice, but mental strength is much needed in order to battle and defeat depression.
  7. Regular Checkups with the Doctor: Complete follow ups with the doctor can lead to better results. Being in touch with the doctor can make sure that you are prescribed with the much needed supplements that keep depression at check. Also, it is recommended in order to use supplements such as fish oil, folic acid etc.
  8. Being Creative: People fall into a rut of everyday things when they are battling with depression. Therefore, it is recommended that a depressed person should be indulging in activities which interest them. For instance, you could be indulging in cooking, learning a new language or even volunteering! Whatever floats your boat, you should be doing that!

Even when you are depressed, it is not hard to have fun. You need to keep on planning things that interest you, even if they seem like a tiresome job now. Hanging out in public, indulging in things and enjoying life to the fullest are the best ways to counteract depression. So, it’s time to brace depression and defeat it. 

Add Comment
Add Comment

Login to Add Comment

Email
Password
Comment as Guest
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

Vitamin B5- Pantothenic Acid : Overview Vitamin B5, which is also known as Pantothenic Acid can be easily derived from both plants and animals easily. Meats, grains,

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C: Basic Overview Hepatitis C is an infection which is caused by a virus attacking the liver leading to the inflammation of the organ. Most people who are infected with Hepatiti

Divorcing Your Friend

  These days there are many varied categories of friends – best friends, close friends, casual friends and ex- friends. The rule of an ideal friendship forever has been

Jock's Itch

Jock Itch or Tinea Cruris is a fungal infection which tends to affect the skin of the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. This condition leads to an itchy, red and ring shaped rash around these wa

Scientific Benefits of Blueberries for Skin, Health and Weight Loss

Scientific Benefits of Blueberries for Skin, Health and Weight Loss

Blueberries may be small in size but this fruit offers you immense health benefits which range fr...
Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis tre...
20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

Raisins have emerged to become an irreplaceable member of the dry fruit category. These small del...
9 Surprising Health Benefits of Apricots

9 Surprising Health Benefits of Apricots

Apricots are widely known as the yellowish-orange colored fruits which belongs the family of the ...
Lady's Finger : Major Health Benefits

Lady's Finger : Major Health Benefits

Okra is quite a well known mucilaginous vegetable in Asia and other parts of the world. The ...
13 Incredible Benefits of Orange Juice for Radiant Skin & Health

13 Incredible Benefits of Orange Juice for Radiant Skin & Health

Orange Juice is made from unfermented and fresh oranges, providing a variety of health benefits. ...
Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism: Basic Overview The lack of a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone in th...
How to get rid of bad breath - Expert Doctors tell you the way out - Refadoc

How to get rid of bad breath - Expert Doctors tell you the way out - Refadoc

Bad Breath is considered the single most putting off factor for p...
Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines

Keeping Migraines at Bay Simply Some everyday habits can be incorporated into your ever...
Guavas in Pregnancy - Major Health Benefits

Guavas in Pregnancy - Major Health Benefits

Pregnancy tends to bring a lot of cravings amongst women. In case you are expecting, it makes you...
Remarkable Benefits of Almonds for Health, Weight Loss & Skin

Remarkable Benefits of Almonds for Health, Weight Loss & Skin

Almonds are one of the most popular tree nuts available all over the world. They are available bo...
20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

Jon Keats had written aptly in his poem, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. H...