How to overcome Depression


Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, depression is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.


● Feeling sad or having a depressed mood.
● Loss of interest.
● Fatigue.
● Feeling worthless or guilty.
● Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions.

How to overcome depression?

1) Change your view, think positive-

I know it is very hard to change your view, a change from negative thoughts to positive thoughts, but if you do so it will help you greatly.
Focus on things you have, things you are gifted with, like your family, food, house, friends etc. There are people who are willing to have things that you already have.

2) Visualize a happy memory-

When a patient continually revisits a painful memory (say, of a romantic rejection or failed business enterprise), it can tip him or her into near emotional catatonia.
Relive the wonderful memory. This will help you to distract your mind from negative thoughts.

3) Focus on people who lift you up-

Interact frequently with others that bring you up. Talk to people don't isolate yourself.
Whenever you spend time with people you enjoy being around, you can’t help but smile.

4) A walk through the garden-

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. Go for a walk every morning. Do meditation, this will help you to increase positivity in you.

5) Do something you enjoy-

Try to do something that you love such as painting, sketching, crafts, playing games, dance etc.
These Activities can provide subtle lifts in your mood and energy. This will change your mood & help to overcome depression.

6) Go outside-

If you are feeling depressed then spend some time in nature. Spending some time in nature will help you to overcome your depression. The greenery, fresh air will boost your mind.

7) Take a break from social media-

Social media increases depression & loneliness. Social Media addiction and social anxiety disorder are strongly correlated and recent studies indicate that social media addictions can cause social anxiety disorder. To overcome depression take a break from social media for at least 3 to 4 days.

Yoga to do during depression

Yoga is a physical exercise that involves different body poses, breathing techniques, and meditation.
1) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), variation.
2) Paschimottanasana (a) to Halasana (b) (Seated Forward Bend to Plow Pose).
3) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), variation.
4) Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Angle Standing Forward Bend), variation.

learn more poses of yoga to overcome depression.

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