When someone goes into depression, he/she never realizes that that’s where they are heading. It all starts with over-thinking which becomes a compulsion of your mind. Now, even if you want to stop thinking about those negative thoughts, you just can’t do it. So, it’s important that you develop awareness regarding this issue. Ask yourself - where is my mind? What is the nature of my thoughts right THIS MOMENT? If you find that your thoughts are predominantly negative in nature (thoughts related to sadness, anger, frustration, jealousy, etc.), stop right there! Break this pattern, bring your awareness back to the present moment. By continuously bringing your attention back, you’ll notice that after some time you’ll be able to recognize when you’ve started to drift away. Then, you’ll be living a conscious life with enhanced awareness and perception.