Our mood equals our way of walking around the world. It becomes how we feel and how we move accordingly. When we are well, it seems that we attract others more easily, life smiles at us and we are more creative, lighter and the good news happens. When we are not so well, the opposite seems to happen. Or so it seems to us!
Therefore, the personal mood is somewhat fluctuating, changes often (in some more than in others) and we must accept this as normal. However, we can take different actions to improve or stabilize our mood in our normal life.
We all do activities of some kind, meet people or visit places that usually make us feel good. They are like little "pills" that encourage and fill us. Having them in mind is interesting (even in a small written list). However, they will not always be available. We cannot always go to that beach where we feel so comfortable, or enjoy doing our favorite sport with friends, or go to the movies simply, well accompanied.
The objective should be to be able to develop a process through which we do everything in our power for ourselves, as a principle of constant improvement. Meanwhile, we can equip ourselves with the psychological tools for this. For example, realize in which situations we tend to be better and in which worse. Or what concrete things we can do in our daily lives to raise it.
For more severe cases of emotional instability, such as depression or anxiety, among others, a therapeutic process should be initiated in consultation without any doubt, since professional help in these cases will serve both as support, as a guide and motivation to move forward and never throw in the towel.
Unfortunately, many of the people who suffer from depression have never been put under treatment.
The main symptoms of a depressive condition are:
- Feeling sad or empty
- Insomnia or excessive sleep
- Weight gain or decrease
- Increase or decrease in physical activity
- Loss of interest or pleasure when doing daily activities
- Guilty feeling
- Low self-esteem
- Difficult to focus
- Crying attacks
- Frequent thoughts of death
In addition, unfortunately anxiety can be an etiological factor of depression. That is, a depressive state may be preceded by periods of persistent anxiety.
Sadness is part of life. It is a natural response to a feeling of loss, defeat, disappointment, trauma or catastrophe. Many times we say that we are depressed, but in reality we are saddened. Normally the feelings of sadness begin to disappear, and although our days have ups and downs, the trend is more towards the ups. If this does not happen relatively quickly, the help of a professional may be necessary to learn how to adjust to the new stressful situation, e.g., the death of a loved one or the breakup of a couple.
If you think you may have these symptoms, we recommend that you do not miss it, you can consult on specialized medical websites that are undoubtedly a practical tool to inform us and treat us with suitable and reliable psychology professionals.