Helping yourself

This could be seen as a similar blog to Looking After Yourself, but it’s slightly different.

At times of crisis, day-to-day life, or even right now, we could be lacking the self-care to make sure we can maintain, or even strive for a Positive Mental Health.

Self help its something most people struggle to do, as many rely upon others to sort out their problem or to blame other people as to why they are having such a hard time. Deep down we know that we, ourselves need to make that first step. No one can magically make our lives brilliant, not even a professional. It has to come within.

There’s a few things to make sure you’re helping yourself as well as allowing others to help you:

  • Set yourself a goal – this could be something small like getting up an hour earlier to go for a walk in the fresh air for 30 minutes or so.
  • Look in the mirror and say to yourself what things you like about yourself – yes, this is one that most people will go ”haha I’m not doing that” – but in order to help yourself you must accept yourself as you are, your flaws make you, you, and you are beautiful.
  • Believe in yourself – believe that you can make a difference to your own health and well-being… believe that you can make a difference and that you will be able to shine through the dark times.¬†Life can be hard, but don’t make it harder for yourself get out there and enjoy it. Believe that you can do things that you thought impossible.
  • Try see to the positives in life – it may be difficult but they are there just waiting to be found. Push the negatives away, you don’t want them yucky things!
  • Life is precious and so are the people who are in it spend time with friends and family. Let them know how much you care about them.
  • Know your problem in life could be causing you to feel an emotional wreck suffering from deep sadness, anger etc – addressing a problem is the first step to helping yourself, maybe you’ve been really struggling, or maybe there’s just something on your chest you need to get off. Speaking to your GP, a trusted family member or friend can really benefit you. Feel proud that you spoke about the problem – it could lead to you getting some help for yourself.

So, that’s just a few things.

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You could try something like the above picture. This is a great positive and is really beneficial. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same, just similar so you know where to turn in times of sadness, or even when you’re feeing low.

I hope this has helped a little and given you insight into how you can help yourself :)

 
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