1.Spend more time in bright daylight and sunshine:
Daylight is beneficial for seasonal depression and that people in northern countries who experience darker winters and cool summers are inclined to depression. However, patients with non-seasonal, mild to moderate depression experience a significant improvement in their symptoms when they increase their exposure to daylight and the sun. Daylight increases Vitamin D, serotonin and dopamine levels.
People who exercise regularly have reduced rates of depressive findings. The benefit is comparable to conventional medical treatment. Regular exercise increases both serotonin and dopamine levels.
3.Open air exercise:
You double the effects of no. 1 and 2.
3.Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises:
When done regularly these practices significantly increase serotonin levels.
Part of the healing effect of dancing comes from its increasing of serotonin and dopamine levels.
Spending time with friends, talking, chatting over a tea or coffee; all increase your serotonin levels.
7.Get more tryptophan through foods (serotonin is made from tryptophan in the guts and brain):
Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chia, nuts, soybeans and its products, cheese, red meat, white meat, fish, shellfish, oats, legumes (especially chickpeas) and eggs.
8.Get a massage:
A massage helps you by increasing your serotonin levels while reducing your tension/stiffness.