What Direction To Go If You Are Feeling Despondent

Miriam BoonsSep 17, 2010 | edited Sep 17, 2010 - by @MiriamBoons

People usually get depressed when they are lonely, bored and do not feel good about themselves. If you are experiencing this kind of depression, I suggest you call and invite a friend over. No man is an island, and the most effective way to get rid of depression is to have someone to support you and share your pains with you.

Exercise has been found to be an effective cure for depression. It is safe to say that they can be good substitute for medicine too. If you are depressed right now, go outside for a little walk. A change of scenery and a gush of sweat will relieve you of any anxiety or stress that may probably be the cause of your feeling down and blue.

Depression can sometimes be a result of sleep deficiency. People who cannot get enough sleep at night often find themselves always feeling tired and weak. On the contrary, those who get the right amount of sleep that they need for their bodies are always lively and energetic. If you think your depression is a result of lack of sleep, go to your room right now and take a nap.

Chocolate (dark chocolate in particular) is a good source of antioxidants. In fact, it is now considered as the highest-ranking antioxidant-rich food! And for that, we can say that eating a bar of chocolate can cure you of your depression since antioxidants fight off free radicals that damages cells in our body, thus affecting our mood. Aside from chocolate, other anti-depressant food includes fruits, salmon fish and oats.

Seeing things in a more positive way can also help you ease depression. Instead of focusing on your failures (which are probably the reason for your depression), focus on the bigger, brighter side of picture. By having a positive mindset, depression which is usually a result of having negative thoughts, will have no place in your life.

Studies have shown that owning a pet can significantly lower your risk of having depression problems. A pet can either be an animal or a plant even if it's just a small fish in an aquarium or a bonsai plant in your garden. Spending a few minutes of your day in a garden will surely take away your stress and relieve you of your depression.

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Bryanb Author Oct 13, 2010

Nice article. i would also add picking up a creative hobby that is totally opposed to hat you have noemally been doing. For example I always considered electronics and computer programming as a hobby, also occasionally did some drawing and computer generated music but over time I also picked up a few books on the manufacturing of jewellery. Of course I don't wear them but the best thing about making jewellery happens when I give the jewels away. Bringing some measure of happiness in some people's lives is the best way I've found my own.

edited Oct 13, 2010 - by @Bryanb28185
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