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How To Avoid Depression If You Live Alone
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Living alone will not make you depressed. Many people live alone, and they are very happy. They enjoy their space and privacy. It is possible to live by yourself without becoming depressed.

One way to avoid becoming depressed if you live alone is to get a job. Getting a job will require you to leave your house every day and report to work. By leaving your house for the day, you will be out among others. You will also be busy. While you work, you will be earning money, which should make you happy.

Another way to maintain your happiness when you live by yourself is to find activities that you enjoy. Would you like to join a choir, for instance? An activity like this would allow you to meet people. Social ties would give you people to spend time with. You might decide to go out to lunch with your new friends one day, for example. When you have activities that you enjoy, you will want to participate in them regularly.

A third way to avoid depression if you live alone is to have a routine that you follow every day. Perhaps you run every morning, come home, take a shower, eat breakfast, and then begin your work. Follow a routine like this, and stick with it. A routine will give you a feeling of purpose.

Fourth, have friends. Friends will lift you up and make you feel good. They call you on your birthday to tell you "Happy Birthday". If you are sick, they call to check on you to see how you are feeling and if you need anything.

Fifth, keep regular hours. Go to bed at the same time every night, and get up at the same time every morning. Keeping regular hours will help to keep you healthy. You can avoid colds and other illnesses that are often caused by an inconsistent sleep schedule by keeping regular hours.

Finally, let the light in. Vitamin D, which is provided by sunlight, helps to prevent depression. Staying in the house every day with the blinds shut may help to keep the house cool and keep the furniture from fading, but it will not help your mood. After several days of sitting in the dark, you will likely find that you feel down. Open the blinds, let the light in, and you may notice a change for the better.

Make a few changes in your life, and you can be happy--even if you live alone.


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When as a youngster, I, due to my job, spent many days alone in the middle of nowhere, I found talking with myself out loud, and answering help with the feeling of loneliness. Nice article.

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