Kind To Your Mind
You could be having more bad days than good. Stress and anxiety are taking their toll and you may be finding it hard to think straight. Perhaps you’re also having trouble sleeping.
If your low mood is starting to affect your daily life then it’s important to remember you’re not alone. Speaking to a trusted friend or family member can help you feel listened to and supported. Your GP practice can also offer help and advice. If you’re a young person you can also speak to your teacher, tutor or student welfare team.
Help is available
The Life Rooms have centres across Liverpool as well as offering phone and online support. You could meet new people and get help with finances, housing and employment plus mental and physical wellbeing. The service is available Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm on 0151 478 6556.
Small steps to build into your day
Find a way of being active that you like. Almost any form of activity can act as a natural stress reliever. Being active releases feel-good hormones called endorphins into your blood stream, which can ease stress by helping you feel happier, more relaxed and sleep better. Going walking, jogging or running are famously good ways to clear your head and lift your mood.
You may not realise just how big a role your diet plays on your mood. Eating a healthy diet and staying hydrated can give you the strength and energy to cope more easily with everyday life. The benefits that come with a healthy balanced diet can help you feel good and get more out of life.
Stopping smoking can actually reduce your stress levels. Smokers often experience more stress or heightened stress due to nicotine withdrawal between cigarettes. Removing cigarettes from your life also removes these smoking-related issues and helps give you more control over your mood.