6 tips for self-care
LEARNING TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WILL HELP BOOST YOUR WELLBEING
Obvious, but being sleep deprived can seriously affect your mood. It’s important to switch off and rest both your mind and body.
Relax, physically and mentally
Taking a ‘Mental Health Day’ off work is becoming increasingly common, and there’s a reason. Taking the day off to recollect your thoughts is important for de-stressing.
Not just via Instagram – be as social as you can. If it sounds daunting to put yourself out there, it’s probably a good indication that you need face-to-face time with friends or family.
Do something you love
Keeping your mind occupied on something that brings joy is a great way to practise mindfulness, which is perfect for overcoming negative thinking.
Speak up, and ask for help
Reaching out for help is good first step. Talking to a friend or professional about your thoughts can diffuse your anxiety.
Exercising has been proven to assist with blood pressure and helps manage cortisol levels (which, when increased, can lead to depression).