After a break, you might be feeling down about, going back to work or your usual routine. Perhaps you’ve put on weight after the festivities, not liking the miserable wet and cold weather or have money worries and an empty social diary. Well, this is for you – short and sweet:
Write down at least three things you are grateful for each day – this encourages you to think of good and positive things in your life already that will make you feel better. Write them down and you have a visual as well as a thought – double whammy!
Make a plan – create something to look forward to, plan a night out or a trip away with family or friends
Laugh – Laughter is a mood booster, great for improving your wellbeing so watch a funny dvd or read a funny book to get you laughing again.
Set at least 3 goals for the year – but make sure they are SMART goals. Make them specific, manageable, achievable, realistic and timed and you are far more likely to achieve them. Stay focused on one goal at a time. Give yourself bite size goals to make them more achievable. Write them down and track your progress, record how you’re feeling.
Fear – step out of your comfort zone and take a few risks, this will give you a buzz so make a commitment to do one thing each week or day that makes you feel scared!
Get active – exercise is the best thing to do to boost the mood, and will help with shifting extra weight. Take it right out of your comfort zone and restrict it to 20-30 minutes for best results.
Eat well – healthy food will make you feel good. Focus on foods rich in Vitamin B and omega 3 such as nuts grains, seeds and oily fish.
Focus on others - smile, offer kindness and support to others, it will help cheer you all.
Sort your finances – stop worrying about money but act to get your finances in order, face the issues head on and move forward, you will feel better for it and it beats worrying.
Change it up! – make changes to avoid feeling down about going back to the same old routine. Do something different to make this your year!
Just a few tips here that I hope have helped in some way.
Do let me know how you get on