Health and Wellbeing
Although some illnesses and injuries are unavoidable, there are
things you can do to help maintain your mental and physical
and eat well
Regular moderate exercise
and healthy meals can make a massive difference to your
mood. You'll feel more energetic and able to look after yourself.
As a bonus, you'll look fit and toned!
Do something you love
Write a list of all the things in life that
you enjoy, no matter how trivial they might seem. Now plan to do at
least one small thing every day, and have bigger things to look
forward to as well.
Make lots of friends
Even shy people can make new friends. Get out
and meet some new people, and remember - they don't have to be
identical to you to be good friends. Avoid people who drag you down
all the time and never give anything in return. Seek out the
company of others who make you laugh, or feel inspired.
Take on a challenge
Challenges are good. Overcoming them will increase
your self-confidence. It might be climbing a mountain, or even
popping down to your local shops. Don't be afraid to have a go!
Stress management is not all about being passive, or lying down
in a darkened room with a wet flannel on your forehead! Learn some
active techniques to help you relax. This doesn't include
slobbing out in front of the telly with a packet of chocolate
Stay out of the downward
Keep busy and do something which you find relaxing
or enjoyable. Be honest about your feelings, but don't go on and on
about feeling bad all the time. That will just make you feel worse.
Avoid sitting around and doing nothing for days on end, especially
if you're feeling a bit down. .
Keep your brain active
Take an interest in what's going on in the world, or at least
one area of it. Be enthusiastic about life and never stop
Don't worry, be happy!
Learn how to ignore the unimportant things
that may niggle you, and break large unpleasant tasks down into
smaller, manageable chunks. Keep a sense of humour at all times,
and try to see the funny side of most situations.