What to Do When You Feel Low and Depressed: 6 Easy Steps To Happiness

1. Seek Professional Help

How do you snap out of a bad mood

2. Embrace the Sunshine

How can I bring my mood up

Lack of light can throw off your circadian rhythm. This can cause your brain to produce too much of the sleep hormone melatonin and to release less serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical that affects mood. The result of this chemical imbalance? You feel low and lethargic.

Harvard Medical School

3. Practice Daily Happiness

I love the idea that doing just one thing a day that brings you joy can fight off depression. It is a doable action. You don’t have to spend hours a day meditating or checking off an extensive to do list to improve mood. Just focusing one simple thing a day can point you in the right direction towards healing from depression.

What boosts serotonin

For me, one thing I can do each day that brings me joy is sitting outside in the sunshine with a cup of tea. Another way I get a dose of happiness is a quick walk around the block.

People who experience a greater number of happy moments are more prone to exercise and to not smoke. Positive emotion builds unconscious motivation, or the natural desire for positive, healthful lifestyle changes associated with physiologic benefits and longevity.

OXFORD Academic

4. Holistic Self-Care

How can I change my mood to happy

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

5. Connect with a Supportive Community

How do you lift a low mood

We shouldn’t do life alone. It can be tough as we get older in our 30’s and beyond to make new connections or friends. However, if we put the effort in even when it seems uncomfortable we will reap great rewards. These rewards include having someone to have your back during hard times, a friend to be there when your not well or just someone to download to after a hard day.

Friends are the family you choose.

Jennifer Aniston

6. Empower Yourself with Knowledge

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