1. When you feel bogged down and you can’t clear your mind, do something physical or get some exercise.
2. Set a time limit for your “thinking time” then make yourself move on to doing something else.
3. Interrupt the thinking process or distract yourself by diverting your attention onto something very different.
4. Stop discussing what concerns you with everyone you meet as you’ll just end up confused, and you won’t know what to do.
5. Accept that uncertainty is part of this life, and we don’t have all the facts, or know what’s further down the road.
6. Throw yourself into a project, a hobby or some work. That will force you to refocus on something else instead.
7. Let your mind go blank and just relax for a while. It will help you see more clearly when you start to think, next time.
My life isn’t good or bad. It’s an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises.
What consumes your mind controls your life.
Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
1. Take care of your physical health as this affects your mental health.
2. Take time-out and give yourself some space. You need to get away from the busyness.
3. Invest time in hobbies and doing things you love. These help you to switch off and get in touch with yourself.
4. Develop an attitude of gratitude as that can help remind you of some good things in your life.
5. If you can, do your best to stay in top of the mess as a tidy room can help you feel less stressed.
6. Have at least one friend you can turn to when you’re down, as we all need someone who we know is there for us,
7. Avoid toxic people who leave you feeling bad. You have a right to establish healthy boundaries.
Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head.
You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.