Hint: Eating Doesn't Help
If you have the blues, there are four proven ways to lift your mood. Psych Central reminds us that when you feel a bit sad, there's a cure! One way to lift your mood is to become more physically active. A second way to stomp out the blues is to limit your sugar intake, and consume fresh produce and healthy fats instead. Third, try expressing yourself with a journal or by talking with a friend. And fourth, begin a new project! (Yes, cleaning out your car counts.) Of course, these methods only work with the blues. If you have symptoms of serious depression like fatigue and feelings of worthlessness, consult your doctor.