Measure the relationships with the people who are weighing you down. Rid yourself of negative and draining individuals who do not pour positivity and encouragement back into your life. You will be surprised how much you can add to your life with the subtraction of one person. Negative spirits like to find healthy spirited people to leech onto to drain away their positive energy. So, before you classify yourself as depressed, make sure that you do not have depressing people around you.