10 Best Ways to Overcome Depression


The Top Ten

1 Listening to Music

I mostly listen to NF because a lot of his songs are relatable. One of my favorite songs is paralyzed, which is about being emotionally numb.

If any of you are going through a hard time in your life right now, I highly recommend you people listen to this band called Three Days Grace. They are the perfect band to listen to whenever you are going through a real hard time in your life. They've helped me throughout my life. Check them out if you haven't.

This is a great therapy to overcome stress. You have the power of selecting any song of your choice. It certainly suits your convenience, for what ever reason your stress is coming from. It's a good way to lift your spirits up and gives you a better mood...^^

2 Drawing

I'm in art school and now when I think about it, I started drawing to cope with my depression and abuse when I was little.

3 Sleeping

It's nice just to crawl into bed, listen to your favourite music, shut your eyes and drift off into blissful sleep. - Britgirl

It works sometimes, with herbal tea and ambient music, unless you have insomnia. - PositronWildhawk

I can't sleep when I feel depressed

4 Having Sex

You hear this, depressed people? HAVE SEX! - Therandom

5 Video Gaming
6 Having a Bath
7 Watching a Comedy

Yup I agree watching comedy shows/ movies always work for me whenever I feel depressed

Laughter is definitely the best way to beat the blues. Drag out all your comedy boxsets, get your friends round, a takeaway and before you know it, you've forgotten what made you blue in the first place. - Britgirl

8 Smoking

I'd like to chill out WITHOUT poisoning myself, thanks. - PositronWildhawk

Its true good bud and music

9 Walking In Open Air
10 Reading

Yes. Reading helps. A lot. And for me, so does writing. It lets me escape reality and write down my feeling. - Hermione_Granger220

The Contenders

11 Praying
12 Crying

I'm sorry..how the hell is crying gonna help with your depression other than bring you further down until you take out a gun and really make things worse...crying does not help out...how about moving on to another issue...

I agree because sometimes you have to let it out by means of crying and not by means of suicide or doing anything harmful. No people that doesn't cry anyway.

13 Drinking Herbal Tea

I like this one herbal tea: tea-and-coffee.com/peppermint-herbal-tea - BrianMason

14 Talking to Friends and Family


15 Play Sports
16 Psychotherapy
17 Talking With People That Have Been Through the Same
18 Drinking Water
19 Escaping Reality

Music makes me feel like I’m escaping reality.

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