Are you constantly trying to fight depression? Hey, don’t feel alone. Sometimes it seems to just pop up out of the blue for no apparent reason. Medications have helped in the past, but only to a point and even then, the side effects are awful. You definitely pay one way or another. Unfortunately, if you suffer from depression, you may never completely get rid of it, depending upon the type of disorder you have. There is always hope though and by changing a few simple things in your life you can do a much better job of controlling it. Here are three tips that have helped me a lot over the years.
#1. Try to avoid negative people. There are some people out there that just don’t get it. Just because they don’t get depressed, they seem to think that everyone that says they do is putting on an act. It doesn’t matter to them that it’s been medically proven or that millions of others suffer from it. Some people are idiots and I recommend staying away from them. Your self esteem is very important and these folks won’t help it.
#2. Exercise regularly. Working up a good sweat 3-5 times per week will really help your depression. It will also make you more confident and give you a better overall feeling about yourself. Make sure and see your doctor for a physical before you start an exercise program.
#3. Get in a self help group. Some days I can do this and some days it triggers my own issues. I have a tendency to do things on my own, but sometimes it does help to dump some dirt on others that understand what you’re going through. I recommend personal counseling even higher.
Bottom line – Don’t just sit there depressed. I know how difficult it can be, but you have the rest of your life to live. Don’t live it in seclusion, unhappy all the time. Get up, get out, get some help and try to get on with your life. God bless.