Be Good to Yourself –
In our modern day age, it is a sad statistic that more and more people are becoming depressed and suffering with mental illnesses. With the recent tragic death of beloved comedy legend, Robin Williams – it is a huge wake up call for all of us to take better care of ourselves and to love ourselves, as much as we love those around us.
Stress, depression, fatigue can get on the top of everyone once in a while, but it is important that you make time for YOU. Even if it is just sitting alone for 15 minutes, breathing deeply and calming whilst you burn one of your favourite scented candles or hugging a loved one to get those endorphins going – it can make all the difference to your mood and overall energy levels throughout the day.
Below, we have complied a list of ways to help you find time to relax, lift your mood and indulge one’s self during the day, no matter how busy or hectic your schedule is. Make time for you and learn to love yourself again.
Tricking Yourself into More Exercise
Exercise always makes everyone feel better, but finding the motivation to do it, is sometimes the trickiest thing.
If you do such alternative things as using the stairs at work instead of the lift or parking the car further away from the entrance, you’ll be getting that little bit of extra exercise without even knowing it.
If you struggle with fitting exercise into your day, try substituting such daily activities just as above – you won’t notice you’ve done the extra exercise until after a few weeks, when you’re a healthier, fitter and happier you!
Remember if you’re working hard and hitting those targets – treat yourself once in a while. Go for a long, full body massage at your favourite salon or try a rejuvenating facial to really say “Well done!” and truly pat yourself on the back.
Even if your budget isn’t too big, why not buy a few of your favourite beauty products, run a nice big bubble bath, light a few candles, burn a couple of your favourite incense sticks, grab a glass of wine and just let all your cares float away – it is so important that you have time alone to wind down and reward yourself every once in a while.
Sit Up and Pay Attention
As most of us our chained to a desk for the majority of day, good posture is of vital importance and will help prevent any painful back problems creeping up in the future.
R.S.I can cause you to really strain your muscles unnecessarily, so always make sure you are sitting comfortably in your seat at all times whilst working and take regular breaks too.
Use Your Lunch Break Wisely
Don’t waste your lunch break sat indoors or even worse sat at your desk!
Go for a nice, brisk walk or take the chance to read your book whilst no one is around. You could even slip in a meditation session or even a yoga class – making those
Remember to speak to you GP if you are worried about the way you are feeling, or have a low mood which is lasting none of the above information is intending to replace medical advice, please always discuss with you GP before making any major changes