6 Tips for Managing Depression

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

Depression has become a very common mental health problem. It might not be as easy as it seems but there are several ways using which you can cope with depression easily.

Here are a few tips that can help you keep depression at bay.

 
 

1.KEEP IN TOUCH

Constantly withdrawing yourself from life can give you a sense of loneliness. Make sure to keep in touch with the important people in your life. Let the situation be good or bad, always have someone with whom you can talk about it.

 

2.BE ACTIVE

 
 

Find a way to keep yourself moving. A proper workout can not only elevate your energy levels but also your mood. It does not mean you will have to start following a heavy workout regime. Basic cardio and stretching should do the trick.

3.FACE YOUR FEARS

Never try to avoid confrontation. Always be ready to take out your fears head-on. Delaying or denying the existence of a problem will only make it worse with time. Facing the problem will give you some form of closure to your problem. By facing the situation, you will either be able to deal with it or you will understand what to do the next time.

4.AVOID ALCOHOL

Alcohol consumption can work towards increasing depression. Your problems might seem to vanish while you are drunk, but they will come back with a big blow once you are back to normal. It can never be a solution to any of your problems.

5.HEALTHY DIET

Make sure you eat right. Depression might affect the eating pattern of different people in different ways. A few are affected by malnutrition because of not eating right while others tend to overeat and put on excess weight.

 

6.TAKE TIME TO RELAX

Always make sure you find time to take your mind off everything and relax. Choose something to do that only makes you happy and helps you forget everything.

 

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