I have been feeling low and don't like the feeling at all. So I decided to find out more.
According to the NHS website a general low mood can include sadness, an anxious feeling, worry, tiredness, low self-esteem, frustration and anger.
However, a low mood will tend to improve after a short time. You can make
some small changes in your life, such as resolving a difficult situation
or talking about your problems and getting more sleep to improve your
A low mood that doesn't go away can be a sign of depression. Symptoms of depression can include feeling hopeless and helpless, having low self-esteem, feeling tearful, feeling guilt-ridden, feeling irritable and intolerant of others, having no motivation or interest in things, finding it difficult to make decisions, having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself , feeling anxious or worried.
You can also become depressed at certain times, such as during the winter months or when you are pregnant.
Treatment for depression usually involves a combination of medicines, talking therapies and self-help.
You can read more about it on the NHS website
As for me, I try to get out and see friends if I see signs that I'm feeling low. Even stepping out of the house, away from the situation that makes you depressed is quite helpful. Go to a cafe, window shop, or visit the library. Do things that would distract you.
Often talking to a friend helps immensely.
If you are depressed, seek help.