How Do I Overcome Terrible Depression and Feel Happier Again?

Depression. Been there. Done that.

Ugh!

Depression isn't just an occasional sadness, such as having a bad day. This types of temporary sadness usually passes pretty fast.

Depression is serious. It's where you become so down in the dumps that it interferes with your daily life.

Here are some common symptoms of depression:

  • Extreme fatigue and tiredness, sleeping too much
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling lethargic and lacking the motivation to do anything
  • Loss of appetite or excessive overeating
  • Difficulty concentrating on anything
  • Feeling sick all the time
  • Aching bones and joints
  • A feeling of hopelessness
  • Suicidal tendencies

If you are feeling depressed, read on.

Below is a list of ways to help you overcome your depression and feel better about yourself again. Just remember these two things...

1 - It will take time and patience.

2 - Seek help. Don't be stubborn and feel you can do this all by yourself.

With that said, here is a list of ways to move forward out of a depressed state of mind.

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  • Start the day with positive input.

    Just like consciously choosing your mood, you can choose to feed your mind uplifting material before it has a chance to absorb anything negative. Keep a stack of inspirational or motivational books by your bedside. First thing in the morning pick one up and open to a page randomly. Read the passage your eyes fall upon first, and take a few moments to reflect on how it pertains to your life.

    You may also post inspirational quotes on your fridge or mirror.

    • Choose your attitude.

      Make a little checklist for yourself, and place it where you will see it when you first wake up. At the top of the list, write this statement: “Today I choose to feel __________.” Below that, make a list of possible ways you can feel. Try adjectives like happy, carefree, peaceful, purposeful, confident, relaxed, serene, easygoing, loving, patient, kind, and so on.

      Keep reminding yourself of the choice you made if you feel yourself slipping occasionally throughout the day!

      • Meditate.

        This is a very helpful therapy because it relaxes your mind from worries and has a calming effect.

        Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

        It only makes you feel worse. Stop it immediately every time you catch yourself doing it.

        Learn to forgive yourself.

        Remember that no one is perfect. It is okay to commit mistakes. What is important is learning from them. Forgive yourself.

        Stop worrying about the future.

        Worrying about the future will only cause you to neglect the good things that currently surround you.

        Stop caring what others think.

        Worrying about others’ opinion will not do you any good. Remember the saying “you cannot please everybody all the time” - it's true.

        Smile more.

        Smiling and laughing are the best therapies for just about anything. It relaxes your body.

        Learn to love yourself.

        Remember that before you can love someone else, you need to love yourself first. You cannot share something that you do not have.

        Learn to appreciate.

        Every person is unique and special. Do not think of yourself as inferior to others.

        • Accept the fact that life is topsy-turvy, with upswings and downswings.

          If you are down right now, realize that things can only get better in the coming days. Take stock in knowing that an improvement is imminent.

          • Develop a new hobby.

            Changing your old routine or hobby may also help ease your depression. Play tennis or go mountain climbing to shift your interest from your sadness to your new hobby. Who knows, you might even get to meet new and interesting people while you’re at it.

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