Understanding low mood

The symptoms of low mood can include unusual tiredness, a lack of motivation, not wanting to socialise, and generally not feeling yourself. You may also find you’re thinking negatively about life in general. Low mood is not something that is medicated, but benefits from daily self-care. Some people find that exercise helps, as does cutting back on alcohol, while others find that getting lots of rest, eating well, and talking to a trusted friend or family member works wonders.

It’s also important to remember that low mood, while unpleasant, is a natural human response to certain influences.For example, many people find themselves low in mood during the winter, when shorter days can affect us – it doesn’t mean however that we have seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

The general guide is that if low mood doesn’t improve within two weeks, and you feel consistently low every day, you might benefit from letting your GP know how you’re feeling. Rest assured that many people experience low mood from time to time and self-care can go a long way to recovering and getting back to your usual self.

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    Understanding low mood

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    Feeling low from time to time is a part of life, and we’ve all experienced periods of sadness, upset, and disappointment at some point in our lives. Low mood can be distressing, but there are things we can all do to recover and return to our usual routines.

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