‘Feeling low’ is something most of us experience from time to time and it is a natural part of being human. However, when these feelings become more severe or begin to take hold of our lives with no letting up, it may be something more, like depression.
We all experience anxiety at time – that ‘butterflies in your stomach’ feeling when you worry about sitting exams, going for an interview or seeing the dentist. It is a natural feeling and can be useful, as it can help us perform better or warn us when we need to act if in danger.
Ways to Well-being
No matter who we are, it is important to look after our mental health and well-being. However it can be hard to know what helps. It is just as important to know how to live well as it is to know how to avoid or reduce things that distress us. Learning skills for our emotional well-being can help us to be more resilient in dealing with the inevitable knocks in normal life.
Food and Mood
Are we really what we eat? Is there a relationship between what we eat and our mental well-being? Which foods can boost our mood and physical wellbeing and which foods may have a more negative impact?