1. Get outside in nature
Our mood tends to dip during the winter months but you can make for a lack of natural sunlight by topping up your vitamin D levels – eat plenty of oily fish and organic liver or take a good-quality cod liver supplement, or alternatively use a vitamin D spray.
2. Improve your gut health
With millions of neurons located in our intestines and a large chunk of our happy hormone serotonin produced there, a healthy gut translates to a healthy brain and balanced moods.
3. Increase magnesium
4. Breathe deeply
In traditional Chinese medicine, the lungs relate to the brain and specifically to depression, so learning deep breathing techniques using the fullness of your lungs can really work wonders to lift your mood and stay calm.
5. Stay away from stimulants
While you think that sugary foods and drinks and coffee make you feel better and give you energy, in the long run they actually sap your energy and make your depression and anxious feelings worse.
6. Omega 3
7. Lavender for anxiety
Among its multiple benefits, lavender has long been touted for its ability to relieve anxiety and insomnia and promote a more positive outlook by enhancing neurotransmitter levels in the brain.