How to Overcome Depression

How to Overcome Depression

Depression is very commonly observed in youths today. However, despite its common occurrence, it is still a taboo to talk about in the society. For cases that manifest physically, we reach out to doctors immediately but for any such mental illness, we constrict ourselves in an imaginary shell. This needs attention and a conscious effort to erase this problem from the society.

It is said that “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future”. Every year million of peoples are diagnosed with anxiety disorder or depression brought on by stress. Here are a few things that you can do daily to reduce stress and overcome depression:

Be Thankful:


Every morning when you wake up, take out 5 minutes to write about the things that you are grateful for. You don’t need to search for big stuffs. Count your blessings and looking for happiness. Here are a few examples:

  • I’m grateful for the wonderful weather today.
  • I’m grateful for the amazing friends that I have.
  • I’m grateful for getting up early and completing my tasks



Even if you are super busy and have a jam-packed schedule, take out 5 minutes in a day to sit and meditate. It naturally helps a lot. If you are struggling with the different methods to meditate, here’s a simple process

  • Breathe In – Breathe Out (long breaths)
  • Count this cycle as 1
  • Complete the cycle till you reach 20 counts
  • If you miss any of the counts in between, start at 1 again



It is okay to reach out to your friends or seek consultation from the experts to share your problems. Talking to someone about the issues that you are facing always helps.

Depression is a growing menace and with proper awareness we can eradicate it. If you come across a person who is depressed, tell them to Smile and Breathe. Make them feel amazing.

“अब हौसले से जीने दे अब खौफ नहीं है सीने में हर रास्ते को चीरेंगे हम कामयाबी छीनेंगे सब कुछ मिला पसीने से मतलब बना अब जीने में”

Pragya Shubham

Pragya Shubham

Pragya means wisdom. She was born and brought up in Patna (Bihar) and completed schooling from there. She went to BIT Mesra to complete her graduation and did her masters from IISWBM, Calcutta University. Apart from being an amazing writer, she is a trained Kathak dancer. She is very active in sports and currently works at TCS in the Human Resource Department.

One thought on “How to Overcome Depression

  1. It is very informative, but it is more scary to share to friends, they might make it fun or criticism against us, same time family member may not understand all our issues.

    Same time if it is professional issue, to have a project HR like Pragya Shubam, is very fortunate and helpful.
    I always be thankful to her as she helped me a lot during my most difficult time in professional tenure till now.

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