SELF HELP

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It has taken me a very long time to realise how important self help and self care is.  So here are a few of my favourite things to do when I feel:

 

Anxious- the way I deal with my anxiety is by distracting myself I try to do this by

  • watching something funny
  • going to the gym
  • calling a friend
  • Write in my journal how I am feeling, sometimes I may just write random words.
  • Cuddle an animal or person
  • go on a walk

 

Depressed

  • have a nap
  • change your scenery
  • open the curtains, brush your teeth and wash your face
  • write a list of your happiest memories
  • invite a friend over
  • get cosy

 

Manic

  • avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • put on music and dance
  • facetime a friend
  • tell someone
  • go on a walk with someone

 

Alone

  • cuddle a pet or a pillow/blanket
  • be creative; write, draw, colour, sing
  • do something that YOU love doing
  • call the person you are missing
  • bake a cake

 

Overwhelmed 

  • BREATH
  • take a step back and try to reassess the situation
  • make a list and number the things depending on how important they are
  • tidy up your surroundings
  • priorities
  • meditate

 

Numb

  • take a cold shower
  • scribble on a blank piece of paper
  • put on a playlist of happy songs
  • read a book
  • get up and go on a walk
  • make a list of things you want to complete

 

Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional.  I am just an individual who has suffered with mental health issues for 5 years now and these are a few thing that work for me.  If you have any other suggestions please comment them down below.

 

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