Not going outside all day: Staying inside all day has a negative effect on mood.
Skipping lunch: According to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, “It is well known that unhealthy eating patterns can cause mood swings. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often to blame.”
Being overly responsive to our phones: All these distractions divert our attention, concentration, and focus, leading to feelings of overwhelm.
Reading or watching emotionally draining things before bed: Whether it’s doom-scrolling social media and taking on the the mental shrapnel of the day’s latest depressing news or watching the latest installment of your favorite true crime series, both can take a toll on your mood.
Drinking too close to bedtime: While it can initially cause a feeling of relaxation and help you fall asleep, it reduces rapid eye moment (REM) sleep, which is the most restorative.