Emotional pain probably outweighs poverty as a source of misery. The psychological and social costs are astronomical and they are reflected, to some extent, by the annual spend of hundreds of billions of dollars targeted at medications and therapies.
Food choices are highly significant. If you’re struggling with feeling down or more irritable than you’d like, it might be time to think about what you’re putting into your body in terms of food and drink. There really are feel good foods that help low moods. Experts in nutrition say that what we’re eating can have a positive, or negative, effect on our mood over both the short and long term.
Worry provides the illusion of control but the amount of time spent worrying is often extensive but ultimately pointless. Worry about health is just one example. Various deep-seated beliefs play a substantial role in maintaining health anxieties.
What’s free and is proven to lift mood, decrease anger, fatigue and tension? It’s ecotherapy. Green exercise activities such as gardening, cycling, walking or conservation activities have such a marked effect on mood, self-esteem and obesity reduction I think they should be prescribed.
Stress and anxiety are contagious. This is why seeing someone in a stressed state can make you feel down. And we are more likely feel stressed or anxious if those affected are close to us; people like our relatives, friends, or colleagues at work. But it can happen with total strangers too.