Have you had some symptoms of depression over two weeks that you didn’t have before? Your mood is bad, you often feel listless and depressed and you are quickly exhausted? Do you also suffer from insomnia, loss of appetite or listlessness? Then you could be affected by a depressed mood or a mild depression. That’s no reason to panic, because there are helpful tips and support. In this article you will learn, among other things, what depressive mood is, how to distinguish it from full-blown depression and what you can do about it.
Exercise For A Better Mood
Even if you find it difficult to pick yourself up when you’re depressed, exercise is extremely important. A walk in the fresh air puts your thoughts in order and clears your head. Don’t put any pressure on yourself, and see movement as relaxation and not as an achievement. So don’t aim to run a marathon. Start small and be proud of yourself if you managed a small round today.
Sunlight As A Feel Good Factor
Many people fall into a depressive mood with autumn: the days are getting shorter and colder, and the nights longer. The lack of sunlight affects our mood. Sunbeams cause the production of the “happiness hormone cocktail” made up of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline. This is why we automatically feel happier, more motivated and more energetic in spring. Conversely, it is obvious that less sun means fewer endorphins and a less good mood. However, this does not automatically mean that one becomes depressed
Exchange With Friends
Mild depression almost always has a trigger. Maybe you just feel overwhelmed with the situation and didn’t want to talk to anyone about it until now. However, talking to friends or family is very important to maintain mental balance. It’s not for nothing that the expression “get your mind off your chest” exists. But it may also be that you have no one to confide in with your problems. In acute cases, there are hotlines for this: For example, the telephone counseling service. However, those who suffer from mild depression can also benefit from online psychological counseling. This will help you out of your depression – together with an expert.
Healthy Diet = Healthy Mind
Focus on what is good for your body. Cook fresh dishes with regional and nutritious products. If you take good care of your body, your mind will thank you too. By the way, chocolate and bananas also contain serotonin. Which is why you can treat yourself to a piece of it every now and then. Currant herb is also said to counteract mild depression. This is available in the pharmacy in various forms. There are also sleeping teas that have a calming effect. You should find out for yourself what helps you best because everyone reacts differently.
Accept help gratefully. You can return the favor later when you feel better. It is quite typical of depressed people that they do not want to be a burden to others. And above all, they see themselves as a burden. You are not! Loved ones suffer with you and are happy when they can help you.