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We can all suffer from feeling anxious and low from time to time, especially when our stress levels are high, when our feel-good factor can simply disappear. Our modern lives are demanding and often we don’t have time to look after our body and mind properly.
If you’re concerned that your feelings of depression have lasted longer than they should and that they are affecting your ability to deal with everyday tasks, then visit your GP and find our how they can support you through this tough time.
But if you feel your anxiety is mild and your mood is just slightly low, then help yourself to feel better by following our tips for having a good mood day.
Feelings of depression are often caused by situations in our lives which we feel unable to control or change. Our thoughts or ‘self talk’ become negative and self destructive and our ability to deal with the situation diminishes. Help yourself overcome feelings of powerlesness by investing in help from a counsellor, therapist or coach who can help you reframe the situation in a different light, listen and encourage you through stressful times in your life. Often just speaking about your troubles out loud can help you find the solution you’ve been looking for. Making big changes in your life requires a huge amount of bravery and support. Friends and family members aren’t always the best advisors so the objective view provided by a sympathetic counsellor and the coping tools they can teach you will often be enough to help you emerge from a dark patch.
Look at your diet and exercise
As always, diet and exercise play a big part in how we feel. Too much sugar in our diets can cause mood swings and not enough exercise can lead to lethargy. So take a look at what you’re eating and see if you can start with small increases in whole foods and begin to cut back on processed and nutrient deficient snacks. Increase your water intake to flush out toxins and increase your activity levels by moving around for at least 10 minutes a day. Even dancing in front of MTV can be a good, gentle way to improve your energy levels and build up your feel good factor!
A Natural Remedy for Anxiety
You could also try a course of HRI Good Mood™, a traditional herbal medicinal product which can be used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety based on traditional use.
Two tablets provide the strongest daily dose on the UK market.
NB: Please note that St John’s Wort should not be taken if you are using a contraceptive pill or other hormonal contraceptives.