When you're dealing with a return of anxiety or depression, or maybe an upswing of stress in your life, here's a helpful acronym to remember:
Nourishment - be mindful of what you're feeding your body - fresh veggies, fruit, water, whole grains - you know the list.
Understanding - name the beast for what it is & acknowledge that you're feeling funky for the moment, day, week.
Rest - it's amazing how good it feels to catch up on your sleep & how sleep deprivation can really mess with our mental states & ability to handle stress.
Spirituality - whatever grounds you, be it religion, mindfulness, being in nature - access that power & calm now.
Exercise - Dr. Oz recommends 30 minutes of walking every day no matter what. Why not experiment & see what happens when you incorporate something like that into your life? How does your perspective shift?
from: Women's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know about Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health: by Deborah Sichel & Jeanne Watson Driscoll