Try to Have Fun
If you are deep in depression, this suggestion sounds ridiculous because nothing seems fun to you. Even if that’s where you are, try to find some things that you might, just might, enjoy. If you can’t think of anything, go back to things you used to enjoy.
Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling: movies, pedicures, concerts, spa visits, basketball games, sewing, jet-skiing, lunch with friends, off-road biking, listening to music, swimming, shopping, building a table, planting herbs and vegetables, helping a neighbor fix something, baby-sitting, writing poetry, fishing, calling a long-lost friend, barbecuing, dancing or painting.
Pick something and try it. Pretend that you’re having fun, even if you’re not. And if it does not work, try something else. The point is that if you can find some activity you enjoy, you can leverage it to help you get out of your depression.