Depression is something that is becoming more and more common. A lot of us are under the impression that it's a form of mental disease that just happens to people. This is far from the truth. Depression is clearly a sign of the fast-changing environment around us. The whole world is changing so fast and our bodies can't keep up with it. It affects how people think, feel, and act. It can also impact physical health and other aspects of a person’s life. So we have to fight depression. Here are 6 different factors you need to keep in mind in order to overcome your depression.
Physical activity. When you exercise important neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin have increased activity levels.These same neurotransmitters cause depression when they are at low levels.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (which usually comes in the form of Fish Oil) is a must have supplement. We are unable to produce them on our own. So we must get them from outside sources. If you do decide to purchase fish oil supplements you must refrigerate them or else they will oxidize and essentially become toxic for your body.You must also make sure the brand of fish oil you are purchasing and use some method to purify it.
Sunlight. Research suggests simply walking outside when the sun is high for just 10 minutes can properly adjust your circadian rhythm,which is the body's internal clock that makes sure you feel tired at the right time, makes sure you get certain hormones at the right time and makes sure you feel sleepy at the right time. Sunlight provides vitamin D too.
Healthy Sleep.Disrupted sleep was one of the most potent triggers of depression. For healthy sleep,don't use a computer or phone an hour before you plan on going to sleep,use your bed only for sleeping and do activities during the day.
Anti-Ruminative Activity. The more we ruminate (which is essentially thinking about the past) the more likely we are to get depressed. Engage in activities that are exciting to you. It wont give you the time to think about the past.
Social Connection.The idea that having a strong social network is vital for a healthy life. Humans need to be face-to-face in order to build long lasting trust and a deep relationship.