Mood swings – many of us have been on that hellish roller coaster ride. You’re fine one minute and then without warning and without any apparent reason, you’re irritated or depressed or anxious or nervous or just generally upset, and then you’re fine again.
What causes mood swings? Mood swings have been attributed to multiple sources, and very often to changes in hormones. There’s no question that hormones running amok can have a profound influence on mood. But we all have hormones and they all shift around before, during, and after menstruation but we don’t all go on crying jags or fly into a rage.
So, could something else be going on? There is an increasing number of studies that show a relationship between what you eat and how you feel emotionally.
Unfortunately, I’ve known a lot of people (and I’m sure you have to) that accept the love that isn’t full, isn’t genuine, and sometimes even toxic.
If you’re stuck in a situation where the love that you’re receiving from others, whether that’s in a romantic relationship, friendship, or even familial relationship, I want to talk to you today about why you’re worth more.
If you’re giving, giving, giving all of the time and not receiving any support back, you deserve more.
While the holidays are known for being a time of joy and cheer, oftentimes we can also feel a strong sense of sadness and loneliness. We can feel it because we miss family members, we can feel it because of the trauma dealing with family causes, or even just because there’s not as much sunlight during the day.
Whatever the reason, seasonal and holiday sadness is a very real thing and shouldn’t be pushed aside. It can be even more hostile towards individuals who already have a mental illness such as depression.
Although it may not be possible to avoid entirely, here are some ways that can help you survive seasonal sadness this holiday season:
We all know the feeling, a great trip coming up! We have been anticipating it for some time…be it a business trip with a huge client or a much needed vacation. You have your outfits packed, all of your essentials – creams, pastes, gels, liners, mascara, the whole bit. You are ready to take on the world and you are so anxious to get it going.
But then…it happens! Your period comes. Out of all the toiletries and perfumes and extra hair ties you packed, there is only ONE pantyliner in the bottom of your favorite travel bag. What do you do? Most of the time, when I travel and stop in the airport shops – feminine hygiene items are neither here nor there. Even the bathrooms are a space of despair. What do you do? You resort to asking someone, oh so politely, in the bathroom while standing at the sink. Ahhhhhh!