31 Days of Wellbeing: Day 23

Day 23 of 31 Days of Wellbeing

Even us introverts need to socialise for healthy wellbeing. It is so easy for some of us to fall into the trap of avoiding people contact when we are feeling down. This is the worst thing we can possibly do!

Choose to focus your time

We need people in our lives to make us laugh, listen to our stories and to support us through hard times. Shutting yourself away for days rather than hours does you more harm than good.

Therefore, your activity today is to arrange a catch up with somebody who makes you feel good. Someone who supports you or inspires you. It doesn’t matter if it’s scheduled next week or even next month, but arrange to spend your energy with those people who improve your wellbeing. Oh, and it can’t be anyone who lives in your house – this is about making contact with someone you don’t see everyday 🙂

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31 Days of Wellbeing

I don’t know how everyone else is feeling, but to me, it seems like a stressful time. We need to focus on our wellbeing during stressful times, therefore I am dedicating 31 days to wellbeing and setting one activity per day to alleviate stress and bring a little happiness into each day. Some is physical, some is mental, some is emotional…but all are very small things which I believe could make a big difference alongside one another.

I have been inspired by Fearne Cotton’s Happy: The Journal, which forces me to dedicate some of my day to ‘me’ and to my happiness and wellbeing. It has been good for me to do this, it’s become a great new bedtime routine alongside my Harry Potter re-reading! Now I will create my own to double the joy 🙂

Please join me and let’s get some positive vibes into our life!

Day 1: Walk outside

Day 2: Make shapes

Day 3: Let it go

Day 4: Read words

Day 5: To-do list

Day 6: Happy list

Day 7: Plan ‘me time’

Day 8: Be kind

Day 9: Happy playlist

Day 10: Declutter

Day 11: Are you having a laugh?

Day 12: Cooking a feast

Day 13: Early night anyone?

Day 14: Plan a trip

Day 15: Accept your flaws

Day 16: Create a quote

Day 17: Be proud

Day 18: Drink H20

Day 19: Gratitude

Day 20: Be YOU

Day 21: Leave the processed stuff

Day 22: Reflect and make a change

Day 23: Organise to meet someone

Day 24: Donate

Day 25: Treat yourself

Day 26: Memories

Day 27: Try something new

Day 28: Create

Day 29: Accomplishments

Day 30: Learn

Day 31: Intentions

 

Boost of the Day #130: Giving love vs Self love

If you're down,be good to yourself and listen.If you're up,be good to others and share.

There will be days when you feel down and days when you will feel in a great mood.

If you’re feeling down, listen to what you need to bring you back up again. Maybe it’s a restful evening, a chat with a good friend or exercise.

If you’re feeling great, use that loving energy to do something good for those around you, those that may be feeling down.

Hopefully when they’re back up, they can do the same for you 🙂

Boost of the Day #55: Just keep swimming…

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Some days are not easy. Anxiety, low self-esteem and depression can creep up on you when you least expect it. In fact, it is doubtful that it will ever fully leave you – the trick is not letting it define you and rule your life. How to do this? I’m still not 100% sure and will keep exploring. In the meantime, just keep swimming…and realise you are never alone in how you’re feeling…

Boost of the day #14

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Today I am urging you to get a boost from the good friendships in your life.

I say ‘good’ because you can have destructive friendships. Those are the ones where the ‘friend’ in question does not add value to your life.

Focus on the ones who make you smile, laugh. The ones who are loyal, kind. The ones who listen to you and give you advice. The ones who you feel comfortable with after spending months apart. The ones who you know will still be there in 10, 20, 50 years time.

More importantly for your self-esteem, remember that these wonderful friends choose you to be their friend for a reason not because they have to. So you must be equally amazing…

Boost of the day #5

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Good evening from Birmingham!

If you’re suffering with a mental health issue and need a boost, please visit http://www.mind.org.uk.

It helped me to understand what was happening and most importantly, that I definitely was not alone. I remember feeling a massive boost knowing that Stephen Fry and Frankie from The Saturdays had suffered from mental health problems, and reading stories from other real people and their experiences helped so much.

There is a great section on self-esteem as well if you are specifically looking to boost that 🙂

Even if you’re not having problems with mental health right now, take a look at this website as it may help you understand what a friend or family member is going through one day.