Calm an anxious mood
Follow the tailored-for-you foods and supplement guides to create more calm.
We offer specific tools, practices, and strategies to balance and calm the Anxious Mood Subtype.
See the key tools below to help you reclaim your calm.
What is an anxious mood?
The anxious mood is by far the most common sub-type of depression, in part because of its relationship to stress. In our experience, nearly 80% of people with a depressed mood fit into the anxious mood sub-type. This pattern is often not true clinical depression, but instead what is called an “adjustment disorder.” By definition, an adjustment disorder is stress-related and most often caused by the way your body and mind react to life situations. This means that (a) reducing stress or (b) preventing your body from reacting to stress can help your body move out of "fight or flight" mode to a state where you are capable of experiencing more joy.
What does an anxious mood feel like?
Serotonin is a brain chemical that plays a large role in helping you cope with life’s challenges. Too little serotonin can cause:
- Feelings of susceptibility to even mild stresses.
- Feelings of insecurity or insufficiency.
- Difficulty taking risks and putting yourself out into the world.
- A tendency to withdraw, even from friends or activities that would be supportive.
- Impulsive behaviors like binge eating, alcohol abuse, or serial relationships, which represent an unconscious effort to feel better. Unfortunately, these actions only makes things worse.
Strategies to calm the Anxious Mood Subtype.
Try the simple steps below to help calm your mood.
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Support a calm mood with supplements for the Repeating Mind Subtype.
Targeted supplements can quickly calm a repeating mind while foundational supplements support ongoing resilience. Remember to check with your health care practitioner before beginning any supplements.
The targeted supplements may need 30-60 days of consistent use.** After that period, you may continue using them if needed.
Stick with the foundational supplements daily or seasonally, as desired.
* Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner.
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Learn foundational strategies to support your mental health and resilience.
Explore the articles below and learn our favorite foundational steps to help balance your mood.
Brain Chemistry 101
Learning a bit of brain chemistry can help you create a healthy, well-functioning brain and a good, sustainable mood. In this article, we present you a simple way of understanding and talking about this very complex subject.
Sleep & Resilience
Your sleep, mood, and brain function are intimately related. Scientific studies tell us that our emotional states affect sleep and that sleep affects emotions. You can create better sleep with fairly simple strategies.
The Resilient Diet
We have created the Resilient Diet to integrate seamlessly into your daily life. It is not a set of restrictive rules or detailed recipes. Instead, the Resilient Diet is made up of six broad guidelines or principles.
Resilient Movement Plans
Scientific research has shown that moving our bodies more frequently has a significant positive impact on mental health and can even help you grow a bigger, healthier, and better-connected brain.
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