What to do:Set time aside each day for counting your blessings, reflecting on one or more events that took place that day that you were grateful for.
What can I do? Be grateful. Always try to find something to be thankful about be it something small or big. Reflect about your day and think of everything that you have done and what are the consequences of your actions. Regulate your breathing in order to try to minimize stress. Be conscious and mindful of your actions, it will help you achieve balance in your life.
What do I do? The first thing you need to do is recognize that the way you are eating is unhealthy and might bring you some very severe consequences. After recognizing the problem, try to think of ways to get rid of the problem and think of the root of the problem – why do you have it? Start adding healthier choices to your diet step by step. It can be small changes but they will go far. Eat a well-balanced diet with all types of nutrients. Do not shy from others, your loved ones will be able to help you.
What can I do? Mindfulness decreases the activation of some of the “problem” brain regions that cause us to constantly crave outside stimuli (like the prefrontal medial areas and the anterior cingulate cortex).
What can I do? Make realistic expectations and strive for them. Carefully evaluate your accomplishments and be proud of them. Do not compare yourself to others. You do not know the struggles that they are going through. Learn more about yourself – take every day to find something out about yourself that you didn’t know before!
What can I do? Try to participate in more social activities, be it book clubs or just walking around the park. If you are scared of communicating, these activities might be hard for you. Try to desensitize yourself to them by starting small and building up to a full interaction. There are many ways to socialize in the modern world, so find one that is the easiest for you and start there. Step-by-step you will see yourself improving and being able to interact on a daily basis.
What to do: Take a walk in nature for a double happiness boost; it has been proven that walking in nature improves mental health.
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