Stay busy with life. Making new friends can lift your spirits. Having a support system of friends and family nearby allows you to talk to them in difficult times.
Start exercising in some capacity. Exercise has been shown to improve mood. If you haven't worked out in a long, begin slowly by going for a daily 20-minute walk.
Talking to others might be avoided by those who are depressed or anxious. It is possible for some people to lose confidence when they go out, drive, or travel.
Alcohol use can develop into a problem for some people. You might drink more than you usually do to pass the time or as a coping mechanism for your emotions.
When depressed, some people don't feel like eating, which puts them at risk of being underweight. Some people turn to food for solace and may gain too much weight.
People who are depressed may develop irregular sleep habits, sleeping during the day and staying up late. Make every effort to adhere to your routine and rise at your regular time.
If, after a few weeks, you're still depressed or feeling down, get help. Antidepressants and talking therapies are two types of treatment for depression.