Are you feeling low?

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 mood.

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.

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