Depression can occur at any age. Some mood changes and depressed feelings occur with normal hormonal changes. But hormonal changes alone don’t cause depression. Other biological factors, inherited traits, and personal life circumstances and experiences are associated with a higher risk of depression. Here are easy and quick ways to deal with this problem. I’ve tried most of them and I can bet they are very effective.
Talk to someone
Reaching out is not a sign of weakness and it won’t mean you’re a burden to others. The truth is that most people are flattered if you trust them enough to confide in them. Talk to someone face to face . The simple act of talking to someone face to face about how you feel can play a big role in lifting the fog of depression and keeping it away. But it has to be face to face— communicating via text, social media, or phone just doesn’t have the same effect. Just be sure this person can share in your situation and has a listening ear. You could turn to friends and family who make you feel loved and cared for.
Expose yourself to sunlight
A lot of us are mostly in the confines of our rooms (be it office or home) so much that we begin to feel uneasy. Lack of sunlight can make depression worse. Take a short walk outdoors . Aim for at least 10-15 minutes of sunlight a day to boost your mood, at least that is what break times are meant for.
Do things that you enjoy
Activities that give you some joy and spark happiness in you are very useful during mood swings. Read a good book. Pick up a former hobby you used to like. Express yourself creatively through music, art, or writing. Go out with friends. Take a day trip to a museum, or an attraction site. Share love with People you enjoy being around and make sure your mind is shifted from things that keep you unhappy.
Spend time with nature
This is a great way to shed off some bad emotions. Take a walk and feel the wind blow around you. Breath in and out some fresh air. Enjoy nature, admire some flowers, birds and butterflies. Go to the beach and view how the waves and tides move. Visit the zoo. Sit in the green grass and enjoy its smell. Just make sure you are in tune with nature.
Do something spontaneous
Try doing something out-of-the-world. The idea is to try something new, or what you may describe as crazy. For instance learn new things you have not tried before such as driving, cooking a creative meal, learning a new dance (Salsa or Kizomba). Go for piano lessons. Learn a new language. Travel to a new place just to change the environment.