To boost the brain’s feel-good chemicals known as endorphins, regular exercise is helpful. Going for 20 to 30 minute walks a few times a week is a great way to alleviate symptoms associated to depression and anxiety. If outdoor activities aren’t your thing, joining a community centre with exercise equipment is another option. Find a way though to get some sun in you. Vitamin D3 and omega 3 are some simple but crucial supplements. I know that one thing may not be as natural.
Getting those sleep patterns right is key. Trying not to take naps and ensuring you don’t surround yourself with any distractions (computers, television) right around sleep time will also help your sleep improve over time.
People going through depression and anxiety often avoid responsibilities. You could also consider volunteering; helping others will make you feel good about yourself.
We’ve already looked at importance of positive thought habits in our post on COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY.
Hope these simple natural changes help you get on track to leading normal lives.