How To Overcome Depression? Top 10 Best Ways To Overcome Depression

Depression is ubiquitous these days, but unfortunately, nobody accepts it. Sometimes, a member of an individual family is depressed, and the other family doesn’t care about it.

What is Depression?

Depression is the feeling of endless sadness in a specific person. It is a long term situation.  If depression not treated, then it leads to severe problems like:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Loss of Concentration
  • Headache
  • Damage of Brain Cells
  • Digestion Problems
  • Memory Loss, etc.

Severe depression also leads to suicidal thoughts too.

What are the common reasons for depression?  

Different people have different types of reasons. The few most common reasons for depression are:

  • Inferiority complex
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bad experiences in past
  • Loss of parental care
  • Manipulative company, etc.

These are a few specific reasons for depression in youngsters nowadays. Most youngsters are depressed due to family issues, financial issues, and studies pressure.

Adults are generally depressed due to their family problems and their love life.

Symptoms of a depressed person

  • They are always quarreling with other family members.
  • They are not sleeping well.
  • They are always disturbed.
  • They are not concentrated on studies.
  • They are not happy in any situation.
  • They have mood swings.
  • He/she has a feeling of negativity.
  • They have the feeling of killing them and other people.

Chronic depression is not cured quickly, and sometimes medical help is also needed. A depressed person can treat his/her depression by using specific ways.

Some tips to overcome depression naturally are given below:

overcome depression naturally

10. Take medical help

Chronic depression is not treated naturally because of some cells damaged in the brain. Some medicines are required for damaged cells of the brain.

9. Select a specific goal for life

A person should select a specific goal for life. Depression is automatically reduced by focusing on particular aims in life.

It is because all your concentration will focus on your goal. You will focus on achieving your goal; then, you can reduce your depression.

For example:

Depressed students should need to focus on getting good grades in college or university by specifiying their goal.

8. Piece of paper and self-talk

Suppose someone is depressed due to the bad experiences in the past or maybe due to another problem.He/she cannot share it with other people. 

He/she doesn’t want to discuss it with others. There is one easy solution to this problem. A person should take a piece of paper and write all issues on it then burn it. This method helps to get rid of negative thoughts.

The depressed person should spend some concentrated time with themselves alone. During self-talk, you should accept your weaknesses and abilities.

It would be best if you worked on your weaknesses after knowing your weakness. You can enhance your personality by working on your weaknesses.

7. Avoid poisonous persons and join a healthy and decent friends group

I bet you that these types of manipulative persons are present in your surroundings. These persons always create negative thoughts in your mind, but you should have to avoid poisonous persons.

If these types of people are present in your social media accounts, then you should block them from your social media. Your mental health is much important than any person around you. 

You should join a healthy and decent community. A wrong friend group becomes the reason of bad mental health.

If your friends are loyal, then it is a blessing for you. On the other hand, if your friends are not trustworthy, then you should avoid them.

6. Digital detox

Do you know? What is a digital detox?

If you are familiar with the term digital detox, then well and good.  But if you don’t know about it, then I will tell you about it.

Life without the use of digital devices such as smartphones, laptops, social media platforms, etc. is called digital detox. Sometimes digital life is the main reason for the depression.

Sometimes it is difficult for us to live without a mobile phone and laptop. We can select a specific time for using our mobile phone.

You can use your devices and check your messages on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram on that specific time set by you.

If someone is completely free from social media platforms. He /she does not have work with social media; he/she will take a break from it for a specific time.

5. Catharsis

Catharsis is a powerful technique to overcome depression. Different people have different methods for doing catharses like watching movies, driving, listening to music, and self-talk.

Catharsis is the way of releasing painful and destructive thoughts. It is because these sad thoughts destroy mental health. We must keep our minds clean from dangerous ideas.

4. Make yourself better

People are depressed due to low self-esteem, low grades, and finances mostly. These people have needed to work on their personalities.

  • If your grades are not good, then you should focus on your grades.
  • If you don’t have friends, then you should work on your personality.
  • If you have money to fulfill your needs, then you should earn money.

The difference between possible and impossible is just a way of thinking. If you think that you can’t do this, then you can’t. On the other hand, if you thought that you could do it, then you can.

3. Go to bed early at night and get up early in the morning

It recommended that you go to bed early at night and get up early in the morning. This technique helps reduce depression.

Exercise and Yoga are more effective in the morning as compare to other times in a day. A cool breeze is blowing in the morning, which is useful in soothing and satisfaction of the brain. It also has a good effect on the eyes.

Birds are signing in the morning. This chirping of birds is also giving a calming and relaxing effect on the brain. You will feel better after following these tips if you are depressed.

2. Add something new in your life

Sometimes people are bored due to everyday life processes and are not interested in the people around them. The addition of something extra in life can reduce depression and stress.

Certain helpful activities to add in your like are like:

  • Reading
  • Writing stories or articles
  • Watching movies
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Painting
  • Shopping
  • Playing with pet
  • Planting
  • Cooking, etc.

1. Meditation, Exercise, and Jogging

Mediation is beneficial in releasing depression. Meditation is of different types, but the easiest is breathing techniques.

He/she will focus on merely his/her inhaling or exhaling process. Anybody can do it quickly because it is an straighforward technique to overcome depression.

Exercise increases the blood flow in the whole body. Due to this, mental health improved, and a person will feel better.

If someone infected with poor mental health, then he/she should follow meditation or exercise in the morning daily.

Jogging helps to release depression in a very concerned manner. Fifteen minutes of daily Jogging can help you to overcome depression.

Follow these ten best ways to overcome depression naturally. By following these ways, you can improve your living style and always feel good and happy, and you can easily overcome depression.

All these ways are scientifically applicable to overcome depression and anxiety problems.

Sharqa Naeem

Sharqa Naeem

I am an undergraduate student of Microbiology at Capital University of Science and Technology CUST Islamabad.

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