Research has shown that exercise can decrease symptoms of depression. This may be due to the circulation of endorphins, the fact that exercise can distract us from unpleasant thoughts, or our tendency to feel proud and accomplished after a good workout.
Over 55 million people in the U.S. run or jog recreationally, and for good reason. Most of us know that running offers a host of physical benefits, including improved cardiovascular health and better sleep.
Its benefits are also mental and emotional: running has been shown to improve brain functioning and create resistance to stress. What’s more, it can have a powerful effect on one’s mood.
Growing evidence suggests that eating well can improve your mental health, particularly your mood. For example, foods such as berries can boost memory and learning capacity, and certain teas can increase focus and reduce mental fatigue.
While negative moods are a natural part of life, we’d all enjoy a little boost from time to time. Chances are, as someone visiting a mental health blog, you’re familiar with some of the more common ways we can regulate our emotional wellbeing: therapy, exercise, socialization, and even medications (when applicable) are all perfectly legitimate… read more
There’s no doubt that the past few years have given us plenty to be worried about. The rise of #MeToo and several recent shootings have sparked major activity in the fights against sexual assault, unregulated gun ownership, and institutionalized racism. Political dealings, no matter which party we’re affiliated with, have been regularly disrupted by disagreements and scandals. People have more to fight for than ever, and we can see this in the high rates of activism across the nation.
It can be hard to find a balance in life. Our work, finances, relationships, and personal health can all change in an instant, jolting us into confusion even when we’re feeling our most grounded. On top of those major stressors, every day we’re forced to navigate dozens of smaller, unexpected roadblocks, like bad weather… read more
Feeling emotionally drained and exhausted? Have you been distancing yourself from work, growing numb to occupational tasks, or experiencing reduced job performance?
According to an article published in the US National Library of Medicine, you may be suffering from burnout, a term coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s to describe the symptoms of severe stress and high ideals in the workplace.
Have you ever read books or watched documentaries on the “law of attraction”? The idea is that whatever you think or speak is what you will attract to yourself. But is this really the case?
Whether you’re losing motivation at the office or looking for a little inspiration on the weekend, everyone could use a mood boost now and then. Here are some easy, natural ways to pick yourself using your senses.