Low mood is a state that is characterized by sadness, extreme tiredness, frustration, anxiety and/or a sense of hopelessness. People with low mood have low motivation to perform tasks or spend time with people. They lose interest in the activity they usually enjoy and isolate themselves from friends or loved ones.
Signs that a person has a low mood include:
Feeling frequently sad or moody
Feeling more tired than usual and lacking energy
Moving or speaking slower than usual
Little enjoyment in activities
The cause of low mood varies and may include grief and loss, stress, constant discouragement and feeling hopeless about the future. Helpful ways to overcome low mood include:
Confiding in someone trustworthy
Engaging in physical activity such as exercising or brisk walking
The duration of low mood varies from a few days to a few weeks. A low mood that persists for more than a few weeks may indicate a sign of depression, which requires professional help and sometimes medication. It is essential to seek help early to prevent it from becoming severe.
Restoring Peace Counselling & Consultancy offers counselling and psychotherapy for people dealing with low mood. For more information, visit www.restoringpeace.com.sg or Whatsapp us at +65 8889 1848.
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