Depression affects many people, but not all of them need a psychiatrist or pills to find a relief from their symptoms. You may wonder what depression feels like, or if you have it. Depression is more than just temporary sadness. It affects your entire life; your job, your relationships and even your physical health. Depression makes getting out of bed feel like a chore. The good news is that changes to your lifestyle can improve your depression symptoms. These changes can also help you live a healthier more fulfill life even if you do not suffer from clinical depression.

Get outside and get some sunshine. This is not to say that you should be sunbathing for hours everyday, but you do need some exposure to natural sunlight to stay healthy. The exposure to the sun helps regulate your internal clock and ensures a good nights sleep.

Get some exercise. If you have any doubts about whether you are physically well enough for exercise, ask you doctor first. Walking is a great way to get your exercise fix in. It is low impact and inexpensive. All you need is a pair of walking shoes. Make sure you are walking for 30 minutes three times a week; preferably six days.

Get enough Omega 3 fatty acid. Omega – 3s help your body’s neuron connectivity. You can get Omega 3 from supplements, fatty fish like salmon and from certain brands of eggs.

Get enough sleep. If you are not sleeping well then make changes to your routine and environment. Go to bed at the same time every night and make sure that your bedroom is a sanctuary free of clutter and excess noise. Avoid caffeine after 2 p.m. and do not drink alcohol. Take part in relaxing activities before bed such as a warm bath or reading.

Have Fun. Try to make new friends and keep in touch with the ones you already have. Go places with them where you can have a good time. This needs to be face to face, not over the internet and you need to do it regularly. There is no needs for deep conversation just get out there and enjoy other people; the feelings of isolation will fade away.

Published by @INeedMotivation

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  1. I have suffered from depression for a long time and have been in a major episode for about two years. It’s a vicious cycle for me: I have trouble making friends which is depressing, the depression and anxiety cause insomnia, which makes me too tired to exercise, which makes me gain weight, which makes me even more depressed, which makes me eat “comfort” (junk) food, which lowers my self-confidence, which makes people not like me, which makes it hard for me to make friends. I give up.

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  2. Wonderful Article!

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  3. After a long time i read such nice and helpful post thanks for sharing…….

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  4. To all my dear friends, who face anxiety and depression, I have an advice to u all , which helped me a lot, first of all if u feel anxious about any thing (may be anxious about the side effect of any medication), don’t get afraid dear ones, immediately discuss with ur loved ones about it (If to disclose your worries to a “caring” “psychiatrist” it is most effective, because he can guide u properly.) Exercise every day without fail , along with taking medication. Exercise is a powerful tool to get rid of from anxiety and depression.Go for a walk both in morning and evening if possible.Exercise as much possible , especially for in the early stage of treatment.It will definitely help u. “ok, dear ones , Good luck”

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  5. very good.

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  6. I ignore all these ways! I think I should start doing them or I'll go crazy! =)

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  7. This article gave me some great ideas. Being social and active has certainly helped me. There are also some natural depression remedies to look into such as St.John’s Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan.

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  8. This article gave me some great ideas. Being social and active has certainly helped me. There are also some natural depression remedies to look into such as St.John’s Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan.

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