If you are suffering from depression; then a regular routine will help you to get out of it and stabilize your moods. Though there are several therapies that take care of depression; one must note that they are not always successful if there is lack of fulfillment in a person’s life. If you are the kind of person who wakes up every morning and has nothing to do; you can end up with a very stressful life. There are a few elements that you need to build into your life to form a regular routine.
A general exercise routine is very important. Physical activity will help to boost your energy levels and will enhance your mood as well. Merely walking around for about 30 minutes daily will help to elevate your mood.
There is no specific diet that can help to improve your mood; but eating a healthy well balanced diet and eating fruits and vegetables that are beneficial for your health are definitely helpful. Nutrition is important in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and your mental health.
Inadequate amounts of sleep affect your mood inversely. It is extremely important for you to get lots of rest. While some who suffer from depression sleep more than their body demands; there are others who suffer from insomnia. Sleeping for 5 to 6 hours a day is mandatory, more than 7 hours is a luxury that most of us cannot afford and do not need. If you are unable to sleep then you must take away all distractions from the bedroom like computers, television sets and phones. Avoid taking your work into the bedroom.
If you are stressed out and that is the cause of your depression; then you must take a few days out of your routine. Take a short vacation or simply stay away from daily chores and the office. It may help to rejuvenate your senses and uplift your mood.
Supplements like St. John’s wart are known to help to ease depression and cure it with long term use. You must check with your doctor though before administering the use of any herbs and drugs. They may be harmful if used without a prescription.