Take the initiative to get outside every day and soak up some sunshine. There is scientific data that suggests that insufficient sunlight can significantly worsen depression.
If you are feeling down in the dumps, try to find something funny at which you can laugh. Laughter can trigger the release of endorphins which can help to improve your mood. You can watch a comedy, have a good time with your friend, or catch a live act by a comedian. You might find your depression quickly fading away before you even realize it.
Seek out siblings or friends to talk to, play board games with, watch TV or to hang out and have non-alcoholic drinks. This may help you feel good.
When you exercise, endorphins are released in your brain. Endorphins will help to improve your mood and make you feel good. If you feel like you are depressed, or even just in a bad mood, get up and do some exercise. The more rousing and fast-paced, the better. This will rev up your circulation; put you in better spirits, and get you in better shape, all at once.
Losing your job can cause you to feel depressed. The drop in income is traumatic after a layoff, particularly if you are the only breadwinner in your house. Not being able to pay bills just compounds the helpless feeling caused by unemployment.
Continue participating in social outings, even if you don't feel like it. When you are depressed, it can be hard to find the motivation to go out and spend time with other people. Nevertheless, don't stop doing them. Keep doing the same things you would normally. Trying to get out of these activities, or avoiding people, will only push you further into depression.