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Natural ways to fight depression

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Even if you feel helpless when you are depressed, you are not. There are different ways to get out of depression. People have been doing it and you can do it too. Before you go into therapy and other available alternatives, there are some natural ways to fight depression. Let's find out more about them.

Exercise

When you are depressed you don't feel like doing anything. But force yourself and get some exercise immediately. It may be anything. If it is a little hard, than it's good for you because it will take your mind off the depressed thought and will force you to focus on the tough exercises. You can go for lifting some weight, go for a sprint or go for a yoga session. It should be challenging for you and then it will be more effective. It also has another benefit. When you exercise your body will release some feel-good hormone and that will improve your mood. Regular exercise also encourage your brain to rewire itself in positive ways. Ensure that you are getting the regular exercise during this time. If necessary, force yourself to do that.

Set goals

Set some smaller goals and then achieve them. When you achieve even a small goal, it will give you something to feel good about and that will improve your mood and get you out of your depression. When you are depressed, you feel like you cannot accomplish anything. So, when you set a small goal and then you achieve it because it's easier to achieve, you will feel good about yourself. It can be anything. Find a goal that you can achieve within a short time and then try and achieve it.

Eat healthy

There is no magic diet which can help you to end depression, but it can always help you. Many people tend to overeat when they are depressed. As a result of that, obesity, overweight, excess fat and other problems appear which in turn make you feel worse about yourself and then you become more depressed. If you can control your eating, it can also make you feel better. There are some foods which can alleviate your mood and make you feel better than you are feeling right now. If you consume foods with omega-3 fatty acids, which is present more in fishes like salmon and tuna and folic acid which is present in spinach and avocado; they can help you by reducing your depression.

Do something new

When you do something new, it's like adding something different to your life. You making some changes in your life and that can be exciting. It will not only force you to focus on the new thing, it may also improve your mood by helping you to feel better about yourself.

Get some sleep

You need to get enough sleep as that will help you with your depression problem. Depression can make it difficult for you to sleep and if you are not sleeping enough, it can make your depression worse. To get more sleep, you can make some changes to your lifestyle. Exercising regularly will definitely help you. You can also ensure that you are going to bed and getting at the same time every day. You can also eliminate all the distractions from your bedroom. Such distractions may include your phone, computer and TV. If anything helps you to sleep faster and better, and use that but do not be dependent on medicines because it can become an addiction after some time.

References

1. End Your Depression
2. Depression
3. Depression