In autumn it often seems that everything good was over, and ahead of us just cold and boring evening at home, watching TV. And what else to do, when it's pouring down rain and the wind blow? In such conditions it is easy to succumb to depression and give up. To stand in the unequal struggle with depression and low mood, improve quality of life and fully prepared to meet the new spring, use our simple tips.
10. Find a hobby
Probably one of the most common causes of depression - lack of non-work related interests and hobbies. When all of life is reduced to the paper, it is easy to fall into despair, if something goes wrong in the professional sphere. Boring, and when things are going too well - there is nothing to seek, nothing to strive for. That's when it's time and to find a new hobby. Interests and hobbies are important for the mental and cognitive health, they help to achieve harmony, feed our self-esteem, and just improve mood. Occupation favorite, interesting work gives satisfaction and detracts from other, more pressing problems, negative thoughts and emotions
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Which often result in depression. Especially active help sessions, team games, travel, work hand (for example, gardening, crafts).
9. Be an optimist
The habit of seeing everything in black applies to all known negative can also be one of the causes of depression
. Studies have shown that people with depression tend to downplay their achievements, talents and virtues
. People satisfied with their lives, faced with setbacks, experiencing frustration, experience pain, fear, sadness, anxiety and guilt in the same way as those who are prone to depression
. But they do not make a tragedy out of this, I do not believe that they fell on the share of special, non-human testing
. No, they retain the presence of mind, and do not lose heart, because it takes the pain and suffering as an integral part of life, which - alas! - Can not be excluded, but can be transferred with minimal losses
. Therefore, they have more friends who, in turn, helps them to overcome life's difficulties
. Love life, despite the pain and suffering - a vital position, conscious choice of man, not given
. And the people who make this bold choice, worthy to admire them and follow their example
8. Solve problems on the personal front
Get rid of depression and help solving problems in his personal life
. Strained relations with relatives, tangled love affairs, alienation of friends - all this is not conducive to good mood
. Of course, to solve all the problems on the personal front is not possible, it should be done gradually
. Put in front of you achievable goals and global challenges through a number of simple, easily achievable tasks
. Do not hesitate to seek the help of a therapist, family counselor, to contact your friends
. Ask yourself: what negative or stressful situations exist in my life? How can you solve them? How to establish a conflict relationship? In no case do not give up and start up events take their course
. Sometimes people with depression are simply unable to find the right solution to the problem, because they reject all the decisions that they appear to be unacceptable, unpleasant or ineffective
. Do not give in to pessimism, do not let pessimism influence your decision
. Be open to all solutions, no matter how complex or unusual they may seem to you
7. Be friendly with people
Try to be friendly with others. Manifestation of attention and genuine interest will help you build a new positive relationship. Ask friends and family not to pay attention to your depressive behavior, ignore your complaints about life and nourish your self-pity. Find the thing that you can do together with your friends - sports, dancing, hiking and so on. Help friends is not that a shoulder on which you will be able to cry, that is, do not indulge in depression and fight it with you. It logically leads us to point 6:
6. Stop feeling sorry for yourself
When you complain about life, cry, talk about your feelings to friends, talk to them about your problems, they certainly show understanding and sympathy. Unfortunately, that understanding and sympathy relatives encourage depressive behavior. Sometimes, if you're depressed, friends or family members are willing to completely free you from doing household chores, and you stay in bed for days, exhausted by self-pity, until you home service. As a result, you have formed dependence on others, you are looking for their sympathy at all costs. Other manifestations of depressive behaviors - overeating, chaotic waste of money, alcohol and drug abuse, promiscuous sex without love. All this allows for a short time to relax and feel better. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and get rid of these habits.
5. Take a look at the truth
Review your expectations and priorities in life. You may have to part with some illusions and set a more realistic life goals. People prone to depression, often assure themselves that happiness for them is impossible without certain things - a loved one, wealth, money, fame, etc. If it is impossible to get what you want, it is very easy to start feeling sorry for yourself. But is not it better just to accept the situation and abandon unattainable? For some situations in life just can not be changed. Is not it better to set a realistic goal? For example, you can change your job, you hate, or break a painful relationship stalled.
4. Change Lifestyle
To overcome depression, get rid of habits that are part and cause depression. Every day, try to change the mindset, think of what is happening in a positive light. If you blame for their failures or other circumstances people find the strength to face the truth. More often repeat to myself: "I blame myself for what happened. I should not have to respond. I can make all the difference." The next time you find yourself in a similar situation, try to behave differently, to break the current pattern of behavior. If you feel that others are bad for you, remember that you can not read their minds and think they may be anything. Endure the difficulties of life and resist depression
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also helps the humor and self-irony.
3. Work out
Sports and proper nutrition - is not a "first aid" for depression. It is a lifestyle that will help preserve not only physical but also mental health. In addition, exercise discipline and restraint and resistance form, and the dispute shall not change the difficulties of life without a fight. Optionally, run a marathon - enough to walk every day for half an hour.
2. Go on a healthy diet
Overeating, malnutrition, starvation, heavy drinking - all manifestations of deviant behavior, try to suppress our feelings and emotions
. But feelings are not overwhelming, sooner or later, they still make themselves felt - for example, will spill over into a depression
. No need to "jam" the emotions from which you want to get rid of - all the same you do not eat! Think of it this way: every time you eat, without feeling hungry, you are subconsciously trying to suppress the emotions that still arise and provoke new midnight raid on the fridge
. Vicious circle
. Do not try to escape from their feelings, deal with them
. Tell yourself: "I am ready (and) to face your fears
. I'm not going to eat more and to complicate the situation
. I will eat only when hungry (hungry) "
. You will be surprised how quickly your normal diet, if you control your appetite so
. The best option - three meals a day and no snacking, especially at night
. Remember that hunger - it is a natural physical reaction of the body, the desire body, not the mind
. This does not mean that you should go on a strict diet and to limit myself around
. Eat anything you want, but in reasonable quantities and only when you feel hungry
1. Control your thoughts
You want to get rid of depression? Black out of his vocabulary the word "depression" and its derivatives! If you still will cover a pessimistic mood, think of this as a temporary slowdown - it's just a bad day or a couple of days, does not in any way "depression." During this short stretches a long trail of negativity that it is very difficult to resist. Coping with the bad mood is much easier.