Depression and anxiety are a pretty big problem for a lot of people. Often making someone feel alone, un-like themselves and scared.
Not nice… not nice at all.
I’m going to help you solve this problem with something I call a ‘Lifestyle Trigger’. I’ll tell you exactly what these are as we go on.
I have used 2 of these lifestyle triggers in particular to help hundreds of people reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and also just generally improve their mental health… I’m going to teach you how you can do the same!
You’re probably thinking what the hell is a lifestyle trigger… and can you tell me what it is immediately, thank you.
I will get there, but before I can tell, you need some basic grounding on science behind what exactly causes the nasty symptoms and feelings of depression and anxiety.
Now, everyone has what I call a ‘Hormone Harmony’. This is the balance between stress hormones and feel good neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messages in the brain, responsible for mood and emotion. When things are good and you’re feeling great these are in perfect harmony with each other. Now, when you feel anxious and depressed, this harmony stops and an imbalance occurs. Basically your stress hormones get too high and your feel good neurotransmitters stop functioning properly. This imbalance is what causes all the nasty symptoms and thoughts you may be experiencing.
This is why sometimes you might feel really bad, but have no rational reason. You just wake up like it. It’s because your hormone harmony is out of whack.
Now you know what’s going on in your body, this is very powerful information. You just have to reverse the damage and put your hormone harmony back in check.
This is where lifestyle triggers come in!
They are basically positive lifestyle changes that reverse the damage to your hormone harmony, therefore relieving your symptoms and making you feel like your old self again.
I have used 2 in particular to help a lot of people.
The first one I call ‘flexible exercise’. Now, I know you have probably heard a hundred times that exercise is good for reducing depression and anxiety, but haven’t been told exactly what exercise works best, how long to do it and what intensity to work at. These are all really important things, because exercise is a stress on the body, if you get it wrong and it will imbalance your hormone harmony further. So flexible exercise is a unique take on exercise, using much shorter workouts that fit in with the cycle of your symptoms. This allows the body to adapt to the stress of exercise, which in turn lowers the stress hormones in the body. For more details on this check out ‘How I helped 400 people relieve depression and anxiety with the flexible exercise technique’ here.
The second lifestyle trigger is ‘nutritional balance’. All foods and eating patterns can either have a positive or negative response on your hormone harmony, therefore it constantly effects your mood. I call this dynamic the ‘Food-mood constant’, you just have to create a positive food-mood constant. A good way to start doing this is to start balancing out carbohydrates, fats and proteins in each meal. Check out
‘Why your ‘traditional diet’ is feeding your depression and anxiety…’Nutritional Balance’ is the answer’ here.
Overall, these two lifestyle triggers are your best tools against depression and anxiety because you’re in control of them, not the other way round. This is far more empowering than therapies that rely on other people, as it’s you taking responsibility and you who’s in control.
This blog was just to show you if you’re depressed or anxious, your situation is not hopeless and the things you do in your lifestyle can have a instant positive effect on beating these obstacles.
Remember these sort of things are nothing to be ashamed of, if you found this useful please like and share as you may help someone just like you, we are all in this together.
If you want to start relieving depression and anxiety right now, check out my free guide to avoiding ‘Negative Trigger Foods’. These are the foods that feed your depression and anxiety. This is the first thing I teach people as it’s the easiest lifestyle change to make and the rewards are massive, if you want to get started too click here to get your free copy.
Remember if you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety always seek medical advice and talk to a doctor. These things are nothing to ashamed of. If you found this useful please like and share, as it might help someone else going through the same thing. We can beat depression and anxiety together.