Life is all about ups and downs. No matter at what stage of life you are you always have to face the challenges life throws at you. These challenges can be physical or emotional. Sometimes these challenges can make you feel depressed, useless, stressed, etc. These challenges are unpredictable and can totally make a man or destroy him.

As it is tough to control the challenges and handling them bravely, you should try to keep your emotions in control to handle the external challenges you face. When you are facing some tough time, your natural outcome results in frustration, anxiety, and sometimes it converts into a depression. During a hard time, these emotions are normal and are highly expected. Given below are some of the ways you can feel less burdened and can have a more fulfilled and centered life.

Identify Troubles, but don’t dwell on them:

Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what’s got you feeling blue and why to talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. Once you air out these thoughts and feelings, turn your attention to something positive. Take action to solve problems. Ask for help if you need it. Feeling connected to friends and family can help relieve depression. It may also help them feel there’s something they can do instead of just watching you hurt.

Positively say ‘No’:

It is a way that sometimes makes us different from some other people. Whenever someone asks us for help or any other favor from us, we are not able to say no. Most of us are unable to refuse a request or assistance. By this, people take more work in the office as well. People help some significant, family, friends and sometimes whom they don’t know that well. People can indeed make some friendly relations by doing all this stuff. But, despite all this, you should start learning to say no in a positive manner. Saying “No” when you need to is also highly appreciatable. Stand powerful and proud when you deny unreasonable requests.

Listen to Music:

Music plays an essential role while someone is feeling burdened or depressed. Music have a lot of effect on the depressed mood. Also, people like listening to sad music while they are feeling depressed. That depression is due to work overload that results in depression and an unhappy mood. Music Therapy is known to do wonders for people who have depression.

Music lyrics can help us in understanding the meaning of the song, especially in loneliness, allows us to feel safe and less painful. Afterward comes a feeling of exhaustion accompanied by calmness, sometimes even feelings of relief, acceptance, or hope. As we go through this process, again and again, we beat away at that collection of painful emotions, feeling the burden get lighter and lighter.

Get Enough Sleep:

Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep, and too little rest can make depression worse. What would you be able to do? Start by rolling out a certain advancement to your way of life. Hit the sack and get up simultaneously consistently. Make an effort not to rest. Remove every one of the interruptions from your room – no PC and no TV. In time, you may discover your rest improves.


Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. But make yourself do it anyway (ask a friend to exercise with you if you need to be motivated). Once you get in the exercise habit, it won’t take long to notice a difference in your mood. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Try downward-facing dog or legs-up-the-wall pose (you can find these poses on yoga websites). Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better.