To be depressed, is not necessarily a mental disorder. There is a form of “every day” depression, which can be a normal symptom, and a form which is called “clinical depression”, which is much more serious and requires getting professional help. The difference between those two forms is the duration and the severity of the negative feelings. To a person with more serious problems, a happy event is not able to change the sad feelings or lift their spirit. Also, when depressed, the person often feels worse at the morning than at the evening, in contrary to a person who is just in a bad mood, who feels better after a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, there are things one can do in order to change their negative state of mind.
#1 – Get to Know Yourself
Try to study your feelings and your thoughts by writing them down into a journal and taking notice of what is happening, what makes you feel better and what makes you feel worse. That way, you can deal with what is bad for you or avoid the people or things that make you feel that way. Take the time to think about what you like about yourself, what you did good during the day and what you will make good tomorrow.