n the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and roughly one in five Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives.
While there is no quick fix or one-size-fits-all for overcoming depression, the following tips can help you overcome depression and sadness.
1. Stop the Negative Self Talk
Depressed people tend to see the world in a negative way. When things go wrong they blame themselves and when they go right, they put it down to luck. Depression reinforces self-doubt and feelings of worthlessness. Monitor your inner negative talk and make allowances for this type of thinking by reminding yourself that your thinking is that of a depressed person, not a healthy functioning person. Don’t take your thoughts seriously when you are feeling low. Acknowledge the thoughts but this doesn’t mean you have to believe them. Keep perspective.
It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways.
3. Leave the future where it belongs
Just as the living in the past leads to depression, fearing or worrying about the future contributes to anxiety. Daily stress and frustration are…