I decided this invisible superhero cloak that I put on every morning is not going to change the fact that I still suffer from mental health issues. I’m writing this post to help myself as much as you because I have had one hell of a morning. This crappy morning has reminded me of the things I have learnt to avoid other crappy days from getting crappier. Some of the things I am going to mention are a pain in the butt, but they do help me with my general, daily well-being.
Even if you don’t think this list applies to you, store it somewhere in your long term memory;
- Stick to this list
I always seem to throw these tips away right when I need them most, bad idea! If you find something that helps from this list, don’t remove it on a ‘bad’ day stick to a routine and it will help.
- Get up and dressed
Getting dressed for the day makes me feel more capable to take on the day, as if I can take on the day. Even if you just change out of your pyjamas into some comfy joggers it still makes your day much easier.
- Don’t isolate yourself
Once you’re awake make plans! As I mentioned in my story, I began to isolate myself from my friends which makes things much worse. If I am feeling bad I want to hide away from the world and it’s ok every once in a while, but I can’t let myself do it every day and I recommend you don’t either. When it is too much for me to hang around with the people who will probably make me feel better, I hang around with my 17 year old Dalmatian, she makes everything alright (as seen in above picture).
- Eat well
You are what you eat; so eat healthy things, get your five a day eaten and have a healthier mind set. I feel better when I eat something close to a balanced meal at regular intervals, so give it a go…even if it means you have to ask your guardian to be your chef for the day.
- Do what you love
Self-nurture is so important, it seems to be second nature to do what you love but when you have depression it’s very easy to forget what you love. I need to teach myself to get up out of bed and do the things I love as it makes me feel so much more confident in myself.
- Go to bed at a similar time every night
My sleeping pattern was ruined for a short while and I found my emotions were incontrollable. It might be difficult, at first I lay there for hours just thinking about silly things, but once in a routine life seems easier to manage.
- Don’t give up
So there you have it, 7 of my top tips to stick to when life is beating your butt. I hope they help you as much as they’ve just helped me whilst writing. Give them a go and remember; we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.