By Rene Graeber
Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get
when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person
love, or when someone very close to us passes away.
however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness. It
could render life-long consequences that could ruin your
self-esteem, health, and well-being.
Here are some superb tips to conquer the melancholy mood and
get the most bliss out of your daily activities.
1) Get Enough Light and Sunshine.
Lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the secretion
of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited
and a lethargic condition.
Melatonin is only produced in the dark. It lowers the body
temperature and makes you feel sluggish. If you are always
cooped up in your room (with the curtains closed), it would be
difficult to restrain yourself from staying in bed.
This is the reason why many people are suffering from
depression much more often in winter than in the other
It's because the nights are longer.
If you can't afford to get some sunshine, you can always
lighten up your room with brighter lights. Have lunch outside
the office. Take frequent walks instead of driving your car
over short distances.
2) Get Busy. Get Inspired.
You'll be more likely to overcome any feeling of depression if
you are too busy to notice it. Live a life full of inspired
Do the things you love. If you're a little short on cash, you
could engage in simple stuffs like taking a leisurely stroll
the park, playing sports, reading books, or engaging in any
activity that you have passion for and would love to pursue.
Set a goal - a meaningful purpose in life. No matter how
difficult or discouraging life can be, remain firm and have an
unshakable belief that you are capable of doing anything you
desire. With this kind of positive attitude, you will attain a
cheerful disposition to beat the blues.
3) Take a Break.
I mean it.
Listen to soothing music. Soak in a nice warm bath. Ask one of
your close friends to massage you. Take a break from your
stressful workload and spend the day just goofing around. In
other words, have fun.
4) Eat Right and Stay Fit.
Avoid foods with lots of sugar, caffeine, or alcohol. Sugar
caffeine may give you a brief moment of energy; but they would
later bring about anxiety , tension, and internal problems.
Alcohol is a depressant. Many people would drink alcohol to
"forget their problems." They're just aggravating their
conditions in the process.
Exercising regularly is a vital depression buster because it
allows your body to produce more endorphins than usual.
Endorphins are sometimes called "the happy chemicals" because
of their stress-reducing and happiness-inducing properties.
5) Get a Social Life.
No man is an island. Your circle of friends are there to give
you moral support. Spending time and engaging in worthwhile
activities with them could give you a very satisfying feeling.
Nothing feels better than having group support.
Never underestimate the power of touch. Doesn't it feel so
when someone pats you on the back and gives you words of
encouragement during your most challenging times? Hug or
embrace someone today. You'll never know when you have saved
Get intimate. Establish close ties with your family and
friends. The love and care expressed by others could
tremendously boost your immune system and fend off illnesses.
Best of all, you'll live a more secured and happy life.
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