I am not only a counselor and coach. I am person first and foremost. Becoming depressed or having a depressed mood is a part of having normal human emotions. I have always recommended that my clients increase activity in order to help improve their mood. This is also what most mental health professionals suggest.
I had a reminder of how effective activity can be in improving mood. I recently joined a Gym in order to improve my overall health. This morning I was feeling pretty “blah” and had a hard time motivating myself. I finally got myself out of the house and to the gym. Once I got into the workout my mood improved and the blahs disappeared. Simply getting moving helped a great deal.
If you are experiencing a depressed mood, GET MOVING!!!! It changes brain chemistry and improves mood naturally.
So true, when I am done with a workout the rest of the day is always better. Sometimes It is hard for me to go to the Gym, but I try to force myself because I know I will feel better after the workout.
That was the way I was feeling today. When you get yourself to do what you don’t feel like doing give yourself a well deserved THATA BOY!!!