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Feeling low? These 5 tips may help to lift your spirits
Monday, 18 May · 2 min read

Feeling low is common during stressful times -- though sometimes it can happen for no reason at all.

It can leave you feeling tired, worried, frustrated, angry or lacking in confidence.

But there are simple steps you can take to help improve your mood:

  • make sure you do things -- a low mood can stop you taking action or enjoying an activity. Make a list, and do a few each day. As you tick off items your mood should improve
  • get more sleep -- low moods make you feel tired, but tiredness can also affect your mood
  • be kind to yourself -- give yourself credit when you achieve things each day
  • talk to someone -- contacting friends, family or a helpline can help when you’re struggling
  • challenge negative thoughts -- the way you think affects the way you feel. When a negative thought enters your mind, replace it with a positive one

Quote of the day

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. -- A.A Milne

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