Millions of Americans suffer from depression, most not even knowing what it is. The very first step towards curing it, and learning to be happy again, is to be able to spot the symptoms of depression.
- thoughts of suicide
- uncontrollable crying
- difficulty sleeping
- lack of motivation
- weight gain or weight loss
- inability to concentrate
- negative thinking
- loss of pleasure
At least 90% of Americans experience some form of depression at one point in their life or another; the key however is finding things that make you feel better, permanently.
This fact alone should prove that what you are experiencing doesn't mean there is something uncurably wrong with you.
Here are a few guaranteed ways to help you get rid of depression:
- Exercise-Join a gym. Run on a treadmill while listening to some music or lift weights. Do you like sports? Join a baseball or basketball team. When exercising, endorphins are released into your blood stream which keeps you happy for hours after exercising. Not only will working out uplift your spirits, but it will keep you healthy as well.
- Spend time with friends and family-There's nothing more rewarding than being surrounded with people who love you. It's almost impossible for people who love you not to notice how you feel and try to cheer you up (I'm serious, try it!).
- Lighten up- I hear you now, "easier said than done" right? Well actually, it's not. Take a vacation, whether you're in school or working. It doesn't matter where you go, you could take a whole day and travel to the next city or do something as big as travel to another country.