Kind To Your Mind
You’ve not been feeling yourself for a while and you’re starting to get worried. It’s hard to enjoy the things you used to. Your problems might feel overwhelming and you’re struggling to cope. If you feel alone or distressed, talking to a professional can help you feel better
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Small steps to build into your day
Some people drink when they’re feeling low but this usually only makes them feel worse. Alcohol is a depressant, so although initially it may make you feel more energetic or cheerful, this feeling fades quickly; leaving you feeling down, tired and dehydrated. Find out more about drinking less.
Starting to eat more healthily and staying hydrated can be a big help if you’re feeling low. The benefits that come with a healthy balanced diet can help you feel good and get more out of life. Find out more about eating well.
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.
Evidence suggests that non-smokers tend to be less stressed than smokers. The extra stress smokers feel is often caused by nicotine withdrawal between cigarettes. The way your body responds to this desire for more nicotine can increase tension and have a negative impact on your mood. Find out more about stopping smoking.