How To Battle With Depression And Win?

Taking up a hobby

Taking up a hobby, preferably an outdoor one, can help one combat depression. Hobbies like gardening are considered by medical practitioners to be quite therapeutic. Even something as mundane as doing the dishes is considered therapeutic. Taking up a sport as a hobby can serve a lot of purposes. It can help one to exercise. It also helps one to interact with a lot of people. The more people one interacts with the more we get to know the myriad problems confronting each human being. Sharing one’s problems with each other can be helpful in taking one’s mind off the burden one carries. This can be a great stressbuster. There are also some other techniques one can use to battle this disease.

 

Reading inspirational books, listening to music

There are some really good motivational books along with biographies out there that one can read to get inspired. Reading autobiographies of successful individuals from a variety of fields can help one to understand that challenges can be looked upon as opportunities for growth instead of getting intimidated by them. Books like Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to stop worrying and start living’ are veritable guides on how one can practically overcome the most challenging of situations. Then there is music. Music has been certified for its therapeutic qualities. If one can take up playing a musical instrument or sing that is commendable. If not, one can also listen to inspiring music to cheer oneself up and find the true meaning of life.

When one is suffering from clinical depression there is no alternative to medicine in one’s fight. However, only medicines may not be enough to combat this disease. What is required is a change in lifestyle. If you can follow the above guidelines not only can you keep depression at arm’s length, you can also lead a richer and far more fulfilling life than before. Best of luck and never lose hope!

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