Low Mood and Burnout
Nature’s power for the mind and soul
Low mood tends to manifest differently in different people.
Affected people may experience lack of drive, melancholy and exhaustion.
Low mood often causes you to lose interest in activities you used to enjoy.
Other typical signs include shutting oneself away or shunning activities of daily living, typically accompanied by an increased need for sleep. However, low mood may also be associated with agitation and restlessness at night, as well as difficulty concentrating and making decisions.
The same symptoms are also seen in burnout. Burnout may have many different signs and is often triggered by unrelenting stress that can no longer be managed. The more severe a burnout syndrome is, the greater the likelihood of developing low mood at the same time.
In fact, there is no clear-cut distinction between burnout and depressed mood. If your low mood persists longer periods or is beginning to take over your daily life, it is essential that you seek advice from your healthcare practitioner.
To help balance your mood, give your soul a boost with NEURAPAS® balance.
- Do not put yourself under pressure
- Keep telling yourself that low mood is not the result of personal failure or a weak character
- Talk about your problems with a friend or therapist
- Learn to say ‘NO’
- Keep regular sleeping hours and do not allow yourself stay in bed during the day
- Set concrete and manageable goals for the day (grocery shopping, household chores, exercising)
- Allow yourself to cry; this helps relieve the pressure
- Regularly do relaxation exercises (e.g. yoga and tai chi)
- Tap the healing power of the sun and exercise: get plenty of activity in fresh air