Looking after yourself. (New year resolution part 1)

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Although some mental illnesses may be genetically predetermined, or otherwise unavoidable, there are ways to keep the blues at bay and make sure your mind and body stay healthy and happy,’ – Thesite.org

Making new year’s resolution and keeping them are a hard thing to do so I made two and replaced my old traditional one ‘no smoking’ (By the way I never smoked)

The two I made are:

  1. Look after yourself
  2. Grabbing opportunities

(The second one is different post.)

I believe if you can’t look after yourself, how you can look after your family, friends, and loved ones. So a few tips on looking after yourself

Eat well and keep fit

Eating regular, healthy meals and doing exercises can make a difference in your mood and gives you a confidence boost. Also you will feel more energetic, look fit and tone. So here is a 3, 2, 1 challenges! 3 = meals, 2 = snacks, 1 = litre of water

Do something you love

Firstly write a list of all the things you love doing. Then do one small thing every day and have bigger things to look forward as well. Hobby and interests is great it keeps your mind going plus you have something to do in your time but, don’t allow it to take over your life, otherwise ten hobbies could end up being one!

Make lots of friends

Get out and meet new people but remember avoid people who drag you down all of the time and never give anything back in return. Always seek out people who support, feel inspired and make you laugh.

Learn to handle stress

Never be afraid of any challenges, overcome them will help you increase your confidence. Learn some techniques to help you relax like meditation, rather than slothing out or getting drunk.

Big yourself up

Make a list of all the good qualities and get a friend to help you. You will be surprised how long it will turn out and you can use it to remind yourself from time to time.

Stay out of a downwards spiral

Don’t dwell on negative things you will spiral down and may end up being depress. Avoid sitting around doing nothing for days. Keep busy, think positive, and relax yourself.

Keep your brain active

Never stop learning new skills, refresh your other skills, and teach your skills to others.

Don’t worry, be silly

Ignore the unimportant things that niggle you, break large unpleasant tasks down into small, digestible chunks. Also have a sense of humour and try to see the funnier side if situations.

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