1. Develop a sense of self-awareness.
Self-awareness is the key to actually realizing that there are aspects to your personality that you need to fix. The more self-aware you are, the better you will be able to police yourself from depression
2. Find things that can distract you.
Immerse yourself in the guilty pleasures and distractions. Instead of getting lost in your thoughts, try to engage in other things that require focused brain activity and positive energy to avoid yourself from depression.
3. Let go of the idea of being perfect.
You don’t always be perfect. And your obsession with being perfect might be what is causing you actually to think things through a little too thoroughly which leads to depression.
4. Be more observant of the things that are going on around you.
Try to maintain a sense of mindfulness for the things that are going on right in front of you. It’s going to help take you away from depression that piles up in your mind.
5. Practice meditation.
Meditation is always an excellent way to release all the negative thoughts and baggage that you might cause depression in your life.