There are many causes of depression. The key is in determining what is happening in your life that is causing it. When you have been able to pinpoint your problem you can start working to make it more tolerable and manageable.
A bad diet can play a part in your depression. Certain foods do not give you the energy you need and influence your weight or skin in a negative way, making it hard for you to like yourself. Stay away from junk food and learn more about nutrition to adopt a healthy diet.
Beware, although alcohol can feel like your best friend when you are fighting depression it actually may just be your enabler. If you feel yourself drawn to alcohol in your hardest moments – then you should avoid it completely! Alcohol and depression are very close cousins and love to team up on the unsuspecting! When depression begins to set in, try taking up a hobby. Volunteers are always needed in the community and providing good work for non-profits in your community can be a great hobby. In helping others, your sense of self-worth will receive much benefit. Always try to remain positive in any situation so that you can reduce negativity and eliminate depression from your life. Staying positive will help you seize on opportunities to move past your depression when it is possible. If you feel depressed, it is important that you talk to someone that you can trust. Repressing your feelings can lead to depression. A good deal of your negative emotions can be relieved by speaking openly with a close friend about how depressed you’ve been feeling. Your confidante could also provide you some recommendations or guidance on your situation.