This article is not for individuals who are chemically depressed. People suffering from chemical depression do require medication, and the tips in this article could only be marginally helpful without proper treatment. As for individuals who are not chemically depressed, but do suffer from mild depression, it’s amazing how one small adjustment could improve things. While humans are all vastly different in their idiosyncrasies and preferences, there are a lot of things we all have in common. At our core, we all need the same things to feel a base level of happiness. These requirements pertain to diet, social interaction, sleep, relationships and much more. With regards to, for example, exactly how much social interaction or exercise one needs to feel well, there is a wide spectrum. But we all fall somewhere on that spectrum, and when we leave it, we can feel the effects. With that in mind, here are habits that can induce depression.
Eating too late in the day
Maybe it’s your way of cutting calories or finishing work faster, but you don’t eat anything until two, three, four pm…While skipping meals may mean you finish the day’s work an hour earlier, it could also mean you feel depressed all day. That’s not really worth it, is it? Your blood sugar levels are closely tied to your moods and you should keep them as stable as you want to keep your moods.