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Ways to deal with depression

Updated on August 13, 2015

Feeling poor

Unless you are living in extreme poverty and can't keep food on the table for your kids and family, there are many ways to deal with depression and keep happy. One of the most simple ways is to compare yourself to the less fortunate. Be grateful of what you have.

if you feel poor, look at everything around you. You have a place to live and money to buy food. You might even have some money in the bank to spare. Many people are living paycheck to paycheck or might even in debt. Be less greedy, you really don't need that new sports car or motorcycle. Stop comparing yourself to your peers.

Do not base your success on how much money you earn and how many fancy toys you have.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Skip a meal. You'll notice the next meal seems a lot better. Eat the same for a week and then treat yourself to something that you love. You'll have something to look forward to every week. Force yourself to stop doing something you used to loved, then resume after a week. You'll enjoy it a lot more.

Appreciate the small things in life.

Go out and take a walk. Appreciate how its not raining. Appreciate that you aren't in prison staring at a blank wall a days and years on a end. Appreciate that you are healthy and not in a hospital living on a liquid diet. Listen to music, appreciate that you aren't deaf. Read a book, appreciate that you aren't blind. You get the point, take nothing for granted.

Pick up a hobby

Remember when you were a child? You had a favorite toy or something. The way you smiled when you picked up and bounced it? Yeah something along those lines. Find something you like. Depressed on not getting laid? Considering suicide? Try coke and prostitutes before giving up. Life can still be fun. Not to the point of suicide? Pick up a sport to play. Exercising makes you feel good, and it keeps you fit. Its healthy!

Not much of a sports guy/girl? Play video games or read a book. Do something that you've always wanted. Do not sit there and weep!! Life is only so short and we shouldn't be focused on all the events that make you sad.

Dealing with losing a significant someone.

Yeah it sucks losing someone that means a lot to you. However think of it in their shoes, would they want to be constantly depressed and miserable? A healthy amount of grief, is OK, but too much is unhealthy.

I get it, nothing makes you happy, everything is black and white. Its okay, try smiling, things will get better trust me. A healthy mindset is what you need.

Be careful what you wish for.

It is very important to stay positive. The universe will respond to your wishes. If you constantly say that you are miserable and depressed and nothing will get better, it will stay that way. You will be focused on all the things that make you sad and unhappy. You will constantly be on the lookout for more things to add agony into your life. If you focus on trying to become happy, you will start noticing all the things that have the potential in making you happy and you will work toward your goal in becoming a happy person. It takes one step at a time.

Rome wasn't built in a day.

Nothing happens overnight. If you have been sad and upset all your life, it is extremely difficult to become a cheerful, upbeat positive person in a heartbeat. It takes sometime and effort on your part. Just consciously push yourself and make an effort.

Will you make an effort on becoming happier?

See results

Help others.

Sometimes helping other will make you happier too. Give the homeless some money. Laugh extra hard and someone's lame joke. Listen at someone's misery story closely just so they feel better. Knowing that your very actions helped someone in need can also make you feel better. Happiness is contagious!

Best Wishes!

I hope this article will make someone feel a little better about where they are in life. If this article has made you smile, leave a comment and suggestion what others can do to fight depression.

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