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Mood Swings and Your Health

By Tia Cristy

Mood Swings and Your Health

Sometimes we all get grumpy, sad, mad, depressed, etc., but when is it time to get concerned about your mood swings? Are you quick to get angry? Do you have instant irritation when driving anytime you get behind the wheel? Maybe you’re dealing with intense anxiety? Are you sad in moments of quietness? Do you feel lonely all the time? Do you get really high highs and then get pummeled by the lowest of lows? What about feeling indifferent about everything?

Recognize Your Moods

Admitting to yourself when you are actually feeling some sense of negativity will help you recognize how frequently its happening. High-stress in the work place or home can cause moods to fluctuate, but we must take control of our mental health before it can snowball into a large issue. Once you become aware of the frequency of your bad mood, then you’ll be able to tackle what is causing your mood.

Pinpoint Your Stressor

Nobody enjoys traffic, but guess what, we’ve all dealt with it at one point or another, but most folks don’t allow their blood pressure to increase to dangerous levels. Let’s be honest, getting angry to the point of seeing red over anything isn’t acceptable. It’s best to try to pinpoint what is causing the stress so you can cure the problem, not just treat the symptom. Are you stressed at work? How’s the home life? Is money the root to all your stress? Do you feel pushed to your max? Do you feel underappreciated? It all happens at one point or another because we are human. But here’s what you need to do when it does happen… change your mindset. The saying I like the best is… ‘Fake it till you make it’. Remember to tell yourself, and others, life is good. Soon you will begin to believe everything is great. When anger or sadness comes on quickly, quickly change your sights to the beautiful day or maybe give yourself some self-appreciation.

Mental Health Checkups

Staying on top of your mental health is so important. Do you know that stress can fire-off inappropriate neurotransmitters in the brain, which releases chemicals preparing you face a lion, instead of your Tuesday morning meeting? Sadly, this reaction results in misfires in the brain. These misfires can cause damage if not stopped. So, what stops misfires? The simple answer… handling stress before you stress. But here’s a few things that can help.

  • Talking to an online professional at Better Help is a great way to work on your mental health and release stress.
  • Start a daily exercise routine to expel the pinned up emotions.
  • Learning meditation is an amazing way to keep your mind healthy, as well as your body.
  • Getting more essential amino acids in your diet though food or supplements can change and reverse negative brain function.
  • Make sure you are getting your B vitamins—Especially for those that are gluten-free or on another specialty diet. (Remember to always consult your primary physician before starting any supplements and vitamins.) B Vitamins are powerful food for the brain!

Overall Health Can Cause Mood Swings

So you’ve tried meditation, started eating cleaner and found yourself a great therapist, but the moods haven’t improved. It’s time to talk to your doctor. Moods can certainly be a symptom of something else going on in your body. It doesn’t always mean it’s something serious since it’s known that seasonal allergies can actually cause mood swings, but it’s best to find out what could possibly be the culprit behind your mental disruptions. If your or anyone you know is dealing with depression or mental health issues, it’s important to know that you are not alone. There is help. Reach out to a family member, friend, colleague or talk to a professional, please.

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Four Areas of Your Life That You Could Change, to Give Yourself a Real Confidence Boost

Four Areas of Your Life That You Could Change, to Give Yourself a Real Confidence Boost

In life, we can all need a little confidence boost here and there. Not all of us are naturally confident and really have to work on it. There are several things that can affect how confident we are. We might have had a negative experience in the past. It can be hard to let go of, and as a result, makes us feel unable to be proud of ourselves. We might not be happy with how we look and feel changes would help that. Whatever the reason for lacking in confidence, there are things that you can do to change that. So I’m going to talk you through some things that you could change, to give yourself a confidence boost.

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Change Aspects of Your Appearance

I have briefly mentioned it above, but your appearance can be a major factor that hinders your confidence. While you shouldn’t rely on how you look to make you feel happy, small changes could help. Think for instance about your teeth. If you hate your teeth, does it stop you from smiling? It might make you feel awkward in front of a crowd, and out you off speaking in public. A simple procedure or treatment at somewhere like Broadway Dental Clinic could sort your smile right out. Something like that can be a massive confidence booster. You’ll be the selfie queen before we know it!

Change Your Thinking

One easy way to give yourself a confidence boost is to change how you think. You need to start thinking positively. In order to think positively, you need to highlight your strengths and weaknesses. It then means to take steps to overcome those weaknesses. Don’t see them as failures, but things that you can improve on. So learn from your mistakes or weaknesses. Don’t dwell on things that have happened in the past. They are exactly that; in the past. You can make your future exactly as you would want it to be.

Change Your Approach

You might have heard the little phrase ‘fake in until you make it.’ This is a good phrase that to start with, you might need to implement. If other things haven’t worked for you in the past, then why not try this? Basically, if you act like you are confident, then you will become confident. A great way to do this is by talking to other people and following their examples. Confident people are attractive to be around. So be around them and learn from them. Confidence is said to be contagious, so soak it all in!

Change How You Control Situations

One reason people lack confidence is that they don’t feel in control. Take a job interview, for example. Are you someone that plans well in advance for an interview and prepares lots of answers? Or do you just turn up and feel a little disorganized? When you take control, you will feel more confident. So take the time to plan and prepare for things more. It will give you a complete boost.