So, you’re in a bad mood. Now what? It’s not unusual to be in a negative headspace occasionally, but if poor moods have become a normal occurrence for you, it’s time to gain some clarity. Sometimes, it can be difficult to home in on what specifically triggers feelings of irritability, sluggishness, or hopelessness. Chronic stress or your aging body can certainly play a role. But often, a lifestyle change is all you need to feel better, more positive, and healthy again.
Focus on the present moment
The way individuals cope with a bad mood differs. Many of us look for distractions to shift the focus from what’s actually going on. This may mean disengaging from friends, increased social media usage, oversleeping, or calling off work. By shifting our attention to the present moment and accepting what is, we gain an awareness of our emotions, which ultimately leads to less stress. And when we feel less stressed, we tend to have improved memory, decreased blood pressure, reduced inflammation, and more positive experiences.
Journaling your daily thoughts or following a mindful meditation practice can help. Practice consistently, even if for just 15 minutes a day. Another way to focus on the present moment is to get outside and enjoy nature. Hiking is just one outdoor activity that can reduce stress and anxiety, fight depression, and promote overall well-being.
Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Our hormones play a key role in regulating our bodies, and that includes balancing our moods. You may be wondering where the connection is. First off, when our hormone levels are imbalanced, low libido is often one of the symptoms. When our libido is low, that’s usually coupled with a feeling of moodiness. But oftentimes, a lifestyle change is all you need to feel better and more energized.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is one of the many options that benefits your mind and body; bringing zest and vitality back into your life. As a safer and more effective form of therapy, BHRT can relieve a myriad of symptoms you may be experiencing — from low libido to depression. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, so connect with a licensed specialist for more insight.
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