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Do you feel worried or anxious frequently? Do you ever feel down suddenly and can’t quite pinpoint the cause? Maybe you can’t sleep, your mind is racing or you’ve lost your appetite — for food or for life. It can be challenging when your moods are consistently unhelpful or get in your way. Have you ever felt or experienced any of the following?

  • Worried and/or nervous all the time
  • Having trouble remembering
  • Distracted
  • Nausea/loss of appetite
  • Overeating
  • Discomfort in social situations
  • Sad or apathetic
  • Loss of interest/care in things that used to bring you joy
  • Constant guilt
  • Self-criticism
  • Annoyance without a root cause
  • Everything feels hard
  • Loss of control
  • Highs and lows in your mood without explanation

Resources

When your mood is out of whack, a lot of things can happen. Here is a short list of the main difficulties that accompany mood fluctuations and links to additional resources that can help.

Negative self-talk

When you’re not feeling like yourself, it’s difficult to also remember all of your positive qualities. We recommend taking the VIA survey to learn more about your strengths and how they can help you be your best self.

Overeating or Undereating

Food plays a big role in our brain function and mood. This short article written by Boston based nutritionist Ryann Collins RD, LN, shares what foods you can eat to help your brain work harder for you.

Being Sedentary

Many people don’t feel like exercising even when they are feeling great, let alone when they are feeling less than ideal. But, the good news is “working out” doesn’t have to be an hour-long cardio session at the gym. Here are some super quick and clever ways to integrate movement into your day. A few minutes here and there really adds up, and can drastically improve your mood.

Overly Negative Thoughts

A big cause of mood fluctuations are our thoughts, which can skew our perceptions and impact our ability to see things clearly. Check out this list of 20 of the most common thought patterns that negatively influence our thinking.

We’re here to help you figure out what’s going on and how you can feel better.

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