3 Surprising Causes of Depression and How to Overcome Them

There are many well-known causes of depression like stress, lack of physical activity, and financial problems. Being able to identify the root cause of your depression is beneficial because you will be able to recover from it. But what do you do when the cause is not so obvious? There are some causes of depression that rather linger in the shadows. Let’s talk about what those causes are and what to do to recover from them.

3 Surprising Causes of Depression and How to Overcome Them

Poor Sleeping Habits

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep. It is the time your body recovers from stress, regenerates energy and stamina, and assists with your goal of weight loss. “If you don’t sleep, you don’t have time to replenish [brain cells], the brain stops functioning well, and one of the many factors that could lead to is depression,” says Matthew Edlund, MD, director of the Center for Circadian Medicine, in Sarasota, Fla., and author of The Power of Rest. Knowing this should help you rethink awaiting death before you rest.

Social Media Overload

Social validation has become a part of our human nature since we live in a digital age. But too much of anything is never a good thing. Most people find themselves becoming stressed because instead of just using it to reconnect to friends and family or networking to advance in their career, they are busy comparing their lives to others. Set yourself free by connecting with people in person. That is also in our human nature.

Final Season of a Favorite Show

Do you remember how you felt when you anticipated watching “Game of Thrones” or “The Big Bang Theory”? You were excited, happy, and even complete. Now think about how you felt once the show was over. You may have felt lonely, a void, and even depressed. Try building that type of connection with your loved ones so you won’t have to suffer when another show ends.

If you are feeling the symptoms of depression and need someone to talk to call us at Family Restoration Counseling to schedule a session.