Depression is one of the most widespread disorders in society. Underappreciated by many people, being in a depression can slowly destroy us inside if we do nothing. It is easily confused with being down or in low spirits, everyday expressions that can do us a lot of harm if they become excuses for not recognizing how we are. As always, being honest with ourselves will be key to realizing how we feel, and in this case depression has the disadvantage of being socially embarrassing for many people.

Habits that could cause you depression without you even realizing it

It is in our daily habits where we feed depression the most, finding a perfect crop for it to settle without us noticing. These five cases are the most common examples among most people:

Neglect our appearance

One of the first symptoms, and one of the clearest in the eyes of those around us. When we begin to neglect our physical appearance, we show the neglect that invades us. It may be just a small streak, or a specific oversight, but we must be honest with ourselves to value the state we are in. Keep in mind that in the same way that it is visible to everyone, it becomes a difficult subject to deal with, so it is easy for nobody to tell us anything until it is really evident.

Having bad eating habits

The terrible diet that we have due to our rhythm of life ends up affecting our body and our mood. If we always eat badly, we will end up neglecting the line, at the same time that we will feel bad internally and that mainly this bad habit can have direct consequences on health. We tend to ignore nutritional recommendations but when we comply with them it is not difficult to notice that we are more active, wanting to do more and that we have more energy to reinvent ourselves day by day.

Get carried away by routine

For many, routine is the greatest source of depression in large cities. Doing the same thing every day is mentally exhausting , limiting our imagination and will to live. This feeling is intensified in simple jobs that require constantly repeating our behavior, without unforeseen events or specific problems. If we also do not have a complete social life, we will quickly make our routine the chosen way of life, passing the time until one day we realize the desolation we feel inside.

Not making time for our friends

This is one of the excuses we use the most with our friends. We quickly adjust to our personal lives, coming to see friendships as obligations to fulfill. Forming a family encourages this point even more, seeing how the years go by and all the friends we have had have acted in the same way as us, but not all of them have ended up being happy. Maintaining an independent and trustworthy social network is essential to avoid falling into depression, we have to be able to find time for them. Because if you want you can.

Abandon our old hobbies

As we grow up, many hobbies seem to be no longer suitable for us. Lack of time and social pressure keep us away from our hobbies unconsciously. When this happens we look for direct and simple forms of entertainment, such as watching television without paying attention to it. We must be able to stay true to ourselves so as not to fall into depression, knowing that we have all the right in the world to continue doing what we have always loved.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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