Over 12 days in the lead-up to Christmas, I’ll be writing 12 posts all about boosting your wellbeing…
On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
12 quotes to inspire and live by, 11 song lyrics and movie quotes to boost and motivate, 10 websites for when life gets tough, 9 ways to de-stress, 8 ways to improve your low mood, 7 mood boosting foods… and
6 ways to show yourself some love!
- Allow yourself to wind down and relax
Even if you can only spare 5 minutes thanks to a busy day, make time to sit down and breathe (cup of tea, coffee, wine is optional!). No tasks, no looking at screens, just you taking a moment to chill out.
- Accept compliments, including from yourself
If somebody says something nice to you, you must say ‘thanks’. And start the day by firstly complimenting yourself, as let’s face it, we can’t expect them every day from others!
- Treat yourself
Whether it’s booking yourself a massage, giving yourself a manicure or doing some online shopping, treat yourself to something that you’ll enjoy.
- Let go of mistakes
If you make a mistake today, don’t beat yourself up. Not even for a second. Breathe, accept that it happened and learn from it if necessary. If you’re lucky enough not to make a mistake today, forgive yourself for a mistake you made in the past if you’re still hanging onto something – let it go completely.
- Focus on writing your story, instead of reading, watching and hearing about everyone else’s.
No comparisons! Make an effort to stop comparing your life and yourself to those around you. Focus on making your life better and being the best version of you possible instead.
- Start making a list of your qualities and strengths.
It may be tough at first, but even if you only manage a couple today, start a list of all the things that are good about you. For further guidance on starting this, click here.