Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we’re rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away. Depression, however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness. It could render lifelong 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. Light and Sunshine
Lack of exposure to sunlight handles the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited mood and a lethargic condition. It only produces melatonin 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 many people are suffering from depression much more often in winter than in the other seasons. 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.