It is common for many of us to feel down, we all experience it at some stage, some more than others and some longer than others. It is normal to feel down sometimes but it’s not healthy if it last for long periods of time. Many of us are fed-up, down, sad, worried, worn-out, tired, or frustrated and angry, and there are lots of causes. Work, home, families, relationships, finances can all wear us down sometimes.
Changes to hormones, such as during puberty, after childbirth and during the menopause, can also have an effect on your emotional and mental health.
It’s also possible to feel down without there being any obvious reason, which can be frustrating and worrying too.
Making some small changes in your life, such as resolving a difficult situation or talking about your problems and getting more sleep, can improve your mood. It is also super important to maintain a healthy diet, get regular exercise, reduce your alcohol intake.
You may also want to consider yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. Complimentary therapies such as reflexology and aromatherapy are also very relaxing.