Life is not going in the right direction. The promotion that you were entitled to went to someone else. Either your toaster blew up or your cat died. Any which way you feel worthless. Do these ring a bell somewhere? So what should you do when you are utterly depressed? Let this article guide the depressed souls on how to keep the mind occupied and keep negative thoughts at bay.
1. Surf the Internet
Technology provides a gateway to entertainment and knowledge all within the confines of your comfort zone. With a host of existing sites dedicated to cater to a wide range of users, finding stuff to do online is not a difficult task. Try and disengage your mind from the negative thoughts and listen to music, or play games.
2. Watch Movies
When you are feeling sad, watching upbeat humorous movies helps make you feel better. So, the next time when you feel that your life cannot get any worse, you should watch a feel good film, for an instant dose of feel-good happiness.
3. Snack on a Bar of Chocolate
Studies have shown that dark chocolates help produce serotonin in the body. Serotonin is known to counter the effects of depression by stabilizing hormone levels. However, you should be careful not to over consume the chocolate. You do not want an added reason to be depressed about, right?
4. Take a Warm Bath
There’s nothing like the feel of warm scented water to get rid of negativity. The warmth from the bath will have a calming effect on the nerves and will soothe the body. The bath will leave you feeling fresh and positive.
When you are feeling blue, aromatherapy comes as the answer to this problem. Aromatherapy calms the senses by means of activating the olfactory sensations, using a host of aromatic oils. You can light a scented candle in a dark room, and lie down. Inhaling the rich smell of incense will provide the much needed relief.
6. Pamper Yourself
There is nothing more calming than a day spent at a spa to lift the curtain of blues. A spa treatment, which although a slightly expensive alternative, is proved to have cured depression. Massages with aromatic oils stimulate the body and mind, and drain the negative energy from the body.