How to survive the down days

Everyone has down days, days where no matter what you do you don’t feel yourself. The most important thing to remember on days like these is that it’s okay. You’re allowed to not always feel 100%, but I know it’s not ideal to spend your days wallowing so here’s what I do to help myself relax when my mind is going 100 miles an hour.

Don’t be alone

Find some time to see the people who’re important to you, see friends or catch up with family. Being alone only promotes overthinking and, while I do not promote repressing emotions, it can be nice to take a break from stressing to surround yourself with those who love you.

Find something you enjoy

Today, I wasn’t feeling great so I called my little brother and we went and baked cookies at my dads house. It was so nice to get out of the house and be do something fun, rather than be stuck inside doing housework all day. It’s so important to take time out of our busy schedules to have fun!

Relax

Take a bath, put on some relaxing music and chill out. Everyone needs to take time to find their off button and just take a step back from the real world whether that’s for an hour, or just 5 minutes. Try to find a bit of you time in everyday, I really like the Headspace app and love their guided meditations…although I definitely don’t take time to do these enough.
It’s so important to know how to look after your head, and everyone is different! So take some time and try to find what makes your brain happy.

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