People these days are reaching a breaking point and sinking into depression. Depression is an illness that increasingly afflicts people worldwide, interfering with concentration, motivation and many other aspects of life. It is a complex disorder that is interlinked with many systems of the body, including the immune system, either as cause or effect. It becomes a disease that disrupts our sleep, and it interferes with appetite, in some cases causing weight loss, in others weight gain. Most people don’t realize that they have this disorder and they can’t admit it. Unlike other illnesses that have a specific medical cause, making treatment straightforward, depression is more complicated and it can’t be treated through medicines. There are some natural tips that can help you feel better. Meditate Research suggests that few minutes of meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress. Breathe deeply Deep breathing counters the effects of depression by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure. Expand your social network Your social network is one of your best tools for handling stress, Talk to others, preferably face to face, or at least on the phone. Laugh out loud A good belly laugh doesn’t just lighten the load mentally. It lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts brain chemicals called endorphins, which help your mood. Do something new When you’re depressed you must push yourself to do something different because when we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain.