10 ways to get rid of depression…

… and the nasty consequences that come along from it. The 10 ways to get rid of depression is an article i kept thinking of writing because of several reasons:

10 ways to get rid of depression

  • i think every single person deals with depression at some point in their lives at least once
  • even though i keep this blog mostly for the shops and things related to the shops, this problem is somehow related to them as well. If you’ve been hit by depression before, you know how it affects your creativity and will to do any sort of activity at all. Hence they’re related!
  • i just got over a couple of days of depression and i decided to do this while it’s still fresh in my mind
  • i wanted to continue with lists of my opinions and experiences ever since i wrote “Lessons learned in online selling”. So i decided to take on this type of articles on various topics.

As i was saying, i just got over a couple of days of depression myself. Luckily for me, these episodes are not intense and they don’t last long; but they do happen and it’s frustrating that they affect my spirit, creativity and i just generally don’t feel like doing anything at all. So here are my 10 ways to get rid of depression:

1. Talk to yourself – As weird as it may sound, do talk to yourself. It’s important to work with your own mind and bring it back to a positive track.

2. Laugh – Yes, even if you have to force yourself at first, laugh!

3. Watch comedies – They will definitely get you to No. 2, so watch some comedies you know you enjoyed before.

4. Spend time with friends and family – When being depressed you tend to shut yourself out; don’t! Talking and spending quality time with friends and family can make a huge difference.

5. Read – reading is a way of getting rid of everything around you and escape to a brand new world. It’s definitely always a good idea to use this as a method of getting rid of depression.

6. Make lists – of what you’ve accomplished and your future goals. It gives you a boost of power and you’ll feel pumped up!

7. Take a long bubble bath – i don’t know about you, but bubble baths have always made me smile and feel playful. You should give it a try!

8. Buy flowers – i don’t grow flowers and i’m not particularly fond of flowers; but they have such a calming effect that they need to be on this list.

9. Surround yourself with colorful things – if the flowers have a calming effect, the colorful things on the other hand, make you feel happy!

10. Play with your pet – and if you don’t have a pet, i recommend you get one!

This is it! These are my 10 ways to get rid of depression. What do you do to fight depression?

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15 comments on 10 ways to get rid of depression…

  1. Gina
    March 3, 2016 at 11:27 (1 year ago)

    Great advice , thank you!

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  2. Edi
    March 3, 2016 at 12:51 (1 year ago)

    I’ve been dealing with a little bit of seasonal depression this winter. I’m just so ready for Spring to get here!!
    I couldn’t agree more about the bubble baths and spending time with your pet. My dog can put a smile on my face no matter my mood :)

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  3. Nyuta
    March 3, 2016 at 13:17 (1 year ago)

    Helpful tips.
    For me works spending time with family and pets + flowers ;)))

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  4. Star of the East
    March 3, 2016 at 14:14 (1 year ago)

    Great list!
    I have plenty of dogs to pet and they are indeed better than therapy :)

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  5. BHB Kidstyle
    March 3, 2016 at 14:46 (1 year ago)

    Yep, I could not agree more with having pets. Walks in the countryside are good too. Anything nature-y, I suppose…… dogs+flowers+walks=nature.

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  6. Karin Pichler
    March 3, 2016 at 16:10 (1 year ago)

    That’s the perfect post for me! I’m grappling with a depression at the moment and your advices are great!

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  7. Theartbug
    March 3, 2016 at 16:30 (1 year ago)

    The ‘laugh’ thing works! Thanks for the lovely tips! I like to craft and paint when I feel depressed:)

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  8. lucie tales
    March 3, 2016 at 17:03 (1 year ago)

    Yes, I know also these periods! Reading is for me the most helpful, but then I always read with my cat in my lap and a good cuppa in front of the stove ;-) Gardening too is great and walking in a nice environment, the beach, a forest, a public footpath…

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  9. Tina
    March 3, 2016 at 18:52 (1 year ago)

    These are great tips! I am bookmarking this for the next time I have a down period.
    A bit sad I can’t take a bubble bath, have no bath tub. :(

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  10. Anda
    March 3, 2016 at 21:20 (1 year ago)

    I’m glad that you overcame your depression! And great tips, I will keep them in mind for whenever I feel down

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  11. Nathalie
    March 4, 2016 at 12:16 (1 year ago)

    I don’t think you can get rid of depression with those tips, as you wouldn’t be able to do most of those things if you have a real depression. But they’d probably work on temporary blues. What cheers me up when I am feeling down are cat cuddles, swimming and gardening :)

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    • Andreea
      March 7, 2016 at 11:57 (1 year ago)

      I think each person experiences depression on different levels, but no matter how you look at it, it’s still depression unfortunately. :( I haven’t experienced such an intense depression as to seek out professional help, but most people deal with these mild cases of depression that can really be gotten over with these tips. It’s a given that you don’t feel like doing either of those during those moments, but that’s exactly what you should do in order to get over it. It’s a vicious circle actually. :)
      Well anyway, these tips are meant for those mild cases such as mine. The more intense ones are out of my knowledge and should definitely be treated properly by a professional i think.
      Yay for the cat cuddles!! Big cat lover here too! :D

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  12. PetitPlat
    March 4, 2016 at 16:54 (1 year ago)

    I’m with Nathalie, you can not get rid of depression, it’s something that will come back over and over again, and when you’re facing one, nothing really helps much.
    But yes for lack of motivation or low mood, great tips!

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  13. Ellen
    March 15, 2016 at 23:25 (1 year ago)

    Do something nice for somebody else. Not only does it help you refocus on something positive, making someone else feel good makes you feel good :)

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