One major side effect of anxiety, depression and all other forms of mental illness is poor mood control. A way to improve upon that is by keeping track of your moods, and there are a number of apps through both Apple and Google Play which can assist with that. I personally use Youper, which is like a sort of digital therapist.
I try to log in at least once a day and it has proven very beneficial to not only have a private space to vent but also take note of how I’m feeling and exactly what it is that’s making me feel that way.
Now I can only speak on Youper, but there’s a number of others to choose from as well; Huddle, Pacifica, Calm, 7 Days, and Moodpath just to name a few.
Meditation may not be the easiest method to get into, but it has a number of benefits. Just start practicing and don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t work out too well at first. Patience and consistency really are key here.