Steps to Wellbeing
Encourage rather than criticise yourself. Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend in the same situation.
Being active lifts our
mood, reduces stress and anxiety, improves o
Get outside, preferably in a green space or near water. Nature as Therapy
Find an activity you enjoy doing, and just do it.
Take up a Hobby or learn a new Skill
Increase your confidence and interest, meet others, or prepare for finding work.
Plan Fun and Creativity
Get involved with a community project, charity work, or simply help out someone you know.
As well as benefiting others, you'll be doing something worthwhile which will help you feel better about yourself.
Breathe...... imagine a balloon in your belly, inflating and deflating as you breathe in and out.
Eat regularly, eat breakfast, eat healthily, eat fruit and vegetables, drink water.
Get into a healthy sleep routine - including going to bed and getting up at the same time each day.
Connect with Others
Stay in touch with family and friends - make regular and frequent contact.
Drink and Drugs
Avoid using alcohol or non-prescribed drugs to help you cope. It will only add to your problems.
We all see situations differently from our own point of view and give different meanings. Broaden out your perspective and consider the bigger picture -- The Helicopter View.
It is as it is
We tend to fight against distressing thoughts and feelings, but we can learn to just notice them and give up that struggle. Those thoughts are like the weather in our heads - they can come, and they can go. We don't have to believe and grab on to each thought.
We can surf those waves rather than try to stop them.
Allow those thoughts and sensations just to be - they will pass.
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