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To fend off feelings of depression, cultivate your interest in hobbies. Depression is often provoked by lack of enthusiasm for anything. Even if you are busy, these routines can become boring. One way to boost happiness and self-esteem, is to engage in activities that interest you. All types of interests can be done that will help keep depression levels low.
Avoid consuming too many products with artificial sweeteners when trying to overcome depression. Studies have shown that these ingredients inhibit serotonin production, cause headaches, and make it harder to sleep. Avoid consuming these products. Upbeat music can lift your mood and banish depression. Don’t focus on music that makes you feel anxious or down. Such tunes do not expel such emotions from you, but actually lure you into dwelling on such thoughts.
Depression can come from a variety of places, and you need to figure out what’s causing your depression. Once you understand the reason you are having depression, it should be easier for you to deal with it.
Try to spend time every day enjoying your favorite activities in an effort to relieve your depression. Volunteers are always needed in the community and providing good work for non-profits in your community can be a great hobby. You will inevitably feel better about yourself and the world if you help someone outside of your own realm.
» Martin J. Peacock