16 million people in the US suffer from depression, and 42 million have an anxiety disorder. And even for the 80% of people who don’t have a mental illness diagnosis, it’s safe to assume that most still get sad or anxious from time to time.
Emotional ups and downs are part of life. There’s no magic cure-all to eradicate them. But there are lots of ways that we can learn to cope with our sadness, whether it's only temporary or part of a longer struggle.
Our lifestyle often holds keys to mood stabilization. Some common factors that we can use to uplift our emotions are: