Health expert and pharmacist Sultan Dajani, advisor to DragonflyCBD, provides his tips on keeping your mood healthy on a day-to-day basis.
Mood can be influenced by many things. We have good things in our life that make us feel happy and joyful. Then we can have the not-so-good things that can leave us feeling sad, angry or regretful.
There are also days where mood cannot be explained or rationalised – and even days where we can swing from one extreme to the other.
As we are currently living in a limbo situation – uncertain of what is happening around us, how we should handle things or even how we “should” feel – it is understandable that our moods may differ day to day, or even hour to hour.
So what can we do to try and help keep our mood healthy? Here are my tips.
Don’t force it
Let your mood be. The more you try to change it or pretend it’s not happening, the worse you are going to feel.
Acknowledge that it is just a mood or a feeling that will eventually lift.
Take a minute
Take some time out to just sit with your mood. Perhaps giving it some attention can help you work out the cause or resolve it.
If you know that it is your emails – or a certain friend – that is causing your mood to worsen, step away from them until you feel like responding or talking to them.
Healthy diet – make the effort
When we aren’t feeling quite ourselves, we may be more inclined to reach for comfort food or high-sugar food like chocolate. This may make us feel better for a nanosecond, but is very unlikely to help us in the long term.
Having a healthy, balanced diet with lots of vegetables and fish will ensure you are getting the nutrients you need to help boost your mood.
Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for our mood and helps us to process things around us rationally.
We can see this after even one night’s bad sleep. We feel grumpy, are quicker to react to negative things and find it harder to be enthusiastic.
Stick to a sleep routine and note down any worries before you go to bed. DragonflyCBD oil ticks all the boxes when it comes to sleep woes, for me and many other people. Taking a few drops as part of a daily regime helps people to feel relaxed, as well as experiencing better quality sleep. This is vital for positive thinking.
An American study indicated that CBD oil can reduce conditioned fear and anxiety. The World Health Organisation has recognised that CBD may have the potential to help health issues such as anxiety (page 18 of the report). It may also ease sleep issues, as sleepiness (“somnolence”) is reported as a side effect in many trials for other uses.
Exercise, walk, jump up and down, punch a cushion, do some stretching or dance around the room. Whatever your preference, just move your body.
Even a few minutes will give you a new outlook. Endorphins are released, stresses can be taken out through exercise and gentle options like yoga and Pilates can help reset and calm the mind.
DragonflyCBD Oil is an evidence-backed, seed-to-shelf quality CBD oil. It’s a food supplement, available in retailers such as Boots, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, as well as online.