My self-care tips
Hey guys, I am back with another blog and this one is my first mental health-related post on my self-hosted blog. I have written a post about self-care before but I wanted to bring you things that work for me right now and that have kept me at the peak of my mental health. I am in a great position mentally and I want to aid you guys in your mental health battles. I’d also love for you guys to comment about tips you have that I didn’t mention or things you need help with mentally and I will try and assist you. Mental health is a big thing too that we all battle with so I’d love for you guys to share this post in order to help the world against the stigma of mental health.
Listening to music- Music is such a great thing and you can listen to such a variation of stuff in such a short space of time. It brings us together too whether that involves being out clubbing together, being at gigs/concerts, being alone singing and just understanding the lyrics and meanings behind songs.
Gaming- I have always been a massive gamer. From a young age, I was brought up with a controller of some sort in my hand. It helps so much with my emotions because it breaks me away from the stresses of regular everyday life such as work and my inner thoughts. There is such a large variation of games to play too and not all are expensive so you have a large choice and that helps me out massively.
Blogging- So many people don’t actually realise that when writing about self-care tips that blogging itself is a form of self-care. Just sitting with a pen and paper can help so much as you can write down your thoughts and use it as a form of venting. Most of my blogs actually come from a vent of some sort.
Chatting to people- Speaking out to someone whether it’s a partner, friend or family usually helps so much. The worst thing you can do is let your emotions and thoughts build up a lot and speaking out avoids this. You should always speak out about your mental health issues as someone will always care enough to help and understand.
Exercise- Sometimes just doing a basic exercise like walking or running can help so much. I used to go long walks in order to just clear my head and silence the voices in it. You can also explore some new places too and this is always a good thing.
Travelling- I don’t just mean aeroplane trips to other countries when I talk about travelling. Even getting a bus for like 20/30 mins to a different place and going a wander there used to help me so much. It means you aren’t just stuck in the house trapped within 4 walls all day.
Avoid alcohol- This is a big one. I wish I avoided alcohol when I had bad mental health because alcohol just messes you up so much to the point where you don’t even know why you’re upset or angry. It’s also a massive waste of money too so it’s not even worth it most of the time anyway.
Budget planning- Money is a big thing that we all stress a lot about. The best thing to do is to calculate what you need to spend on each week/month and that way it takes a lot of stress away. The last thing you need when you are down is to add extra stress because of paper or coins. I work a minimum wage job so it’s important for me to be careful with money but I manage very well right now and manage to save a lot.
Remove negative people- People that cause drama or hassle when you feel like shit are so unnecessary and no matter how long you have known them if they aren’t positive then you absolutely don’t need them. I always say that it’s better to have one positive person over 100 ok people.
These have been the self-care tips that have helped me out in life in terms of getting back to my best. I would love to read about your mental health battles and also what tips you guys offer anyone who is struggling. Let’s get the word out there and battle together.
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