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No Cost Wellbeing & Mental Health Tips

These are two topics that have been front headlines in the last few years, during the Covid Pandemic in particular.

Self-care is important to promote your well-being and support good mental health but what does it really mean?

We’ve come out of the Pandemic although numbers for covid is increasing it is for most no longer life-threatening.  Just as life was becoming normal again, the awful situation in Ukraine happened, our energy bills increased massively, petrol increased and it is understandable that people are worried.

Sometimes life just gets too much especially when we have no control over things, the war, energy, petrol increased as all out of our hands.

So what can we do about it? when we are worried, stressed and anxious?

It is critical that we do consider the impact of all of these things on our mental health and well-being and build into our daily lives time and techniques to support us. Most importantly seek help if things are really bad, please talk to someone and let them know how you are feeling, go to your GP, also there are many support services available online.  Purchasing a hypnotherapy download or program may certainly be a reasonably-priced option that will help rewire your brain, if seeking private help is out of the question.

It is easy to get caught in our emotions and it may feel that we have no control over them but there are simple things we can do for free, to help give our mind and body a rest and will be a huge support to our wellbeing.   Just a reminder this is a choice go give yourself back some control. We really need to give ourselves some respite.

See below for 10 self care tips.

  1. Draw up a self-care plan incorporating one or two of these practices daily – the results will make a huge difference whether you are going through a difficult time now or your wellbeing has been compromised on a longer-term basis.
  2. Meditate – meditation has proven to be an enormous benefit giving your mind and body a break.
  3. Guided visualisation – there are many sites where you can download a beautiful guided visualise that will relax you and take the strain off
  4. Me Time –  decide what you want to do even if it is just an hour or two.  Take a full day when you can. No housework. No doing stuff for others. Switch off from the world. Switch off your mobile.  Decide to chill and read a book, listen to your favourite movie, take a long soak in the tub
  5. Gratitude Journal – write out 5 things you are grateful for at the beginning or end of your day.  You can start with little things, add bigger things, add things that haven’t yet happened.  State them in the positive tense and really feel them. Write them out like this: I am so happy and grateful that I have a comfortable warm bed to sleep in.  I am so happy and grateful now that the perfect job is coming my way. I am so happy and grateful for the love I have in my family. Remind yourself of the good in your life.  Journaling is a hot topic these days because of the benefits it brings
  6. Watch A Movie –    Make it a feel good one that lifts your spirits
  7. Declutter – if there are parts of your home where there is too much clutter, then book in a half or full day and get organised. It is amazing how much better we feel when our home feels clutter free and organised
  8. Evidence – Write 10 things you appreciate/admire about yourself. 10 things others admire/appreciate about you and 10 things you admire about a special person in your life.
  9. Memories – Do you have times in your life that make you smile when you think about them?  Sit down and give some thought to all the good memories you have. Ones that make you smile, laugh or even belly laugh.  Choosing to spend time in your good memories, lifts you spirits and changes your state.
  10. Music – changes our state. Can you remember a song where you were out with friends and you all used to sing-along? A song that made you sad or reminded you of someone?   Does a particular song remind you of breaking up with someone and you are thrown into memories of them when you hear it?   Music has an impact on our emotions.  It basically anchors us to a particular state. Choose your music wisely.  If you want to feel energetic, then listen to music that makes you want to jump up and down such as Queen’s – Don’t Stop Me Now – which is a favourite of mine for that occasion.  Want to relax – listen to soothing music.  Going out? want to feel on top of the world – put on dancing music.








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