1----One thing you must know is, the mind is a place where depression grows to eventually become a menace to the whole of your system.
So try as much as possible to engage your mind with positive activities, positive thoughts, a positive way of life and so on, just make sure your mind is not free for a depressing thought to creep in, why? cause a positive thought or activity takes you far away from whatever issues or problems facing you.
2------ You must try as much as possible to avoid anxiety and difficult issues , problems , peoples views or opinions must not be allowed to take over your mind easily,because if it does , you become too anxious which predisposes you to been depressed.
3----- When bored or moody, never try to find solace in drinks, sex, food or drugs, they only compound issues.
4------ Boredom, loneliness, idleness, low self esteem and lack of self confidence are factors that exposes an individual to depression, so to avoid it, engage in pro-active activities like "SPORTS".
5------- Have at least 2-3 mind lifting friends , keep companies that add value to your life, try to find someone you trust and respect to talk to, because depression thrives in silence, communication exposes it.
6------- Never be caught idle, because it makes the mind go astray in search of crazy and depressing thoughts .
Engage your mind with activities that keeps it focused, activities like "READING OR TAKING A WALK".
7------ A low self esteem dampens the mind, which invites depression, so to conquer depression, your self esteem must burn high like steam.
8------ If you are not confident with your self then everything people say especially the negative ones gets to you and bring the spirit down , which automatically exposes you to depression.
Build a genuine self confidence from inside you, remind yourself everyday that you are " BEAUTIFUL, BRILLIANT, INTELLIGENT AND HARDWORKING."
9------ Avoid getting ANGRY easily, don't be jealous, never house any hatred towards anyone live with a free mind,that could be all the liberation you need from depression.
10------ Don't blame yourself for whatever have happened or happening to you, this is the only way to clear your mind from all guilt and self condemnation.
------ FINALLY, TRY NOT TO WAKE UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF YOUR BED AND IF YOU WORK PLEASE FIND TIME TO RELAX YOUR NERVES, GO OUT ON A VACATION, EITHER WITH YOUR FAMILY OR ALONE BUT JUT DO SOMETHING OUT SIDE WORK! WORK!