Make time for you!
Write down what’s worrying you
Spend time with people who love you
The demands of life can take over and before you know it you realise you’re spending most of your time with people whose biggest concern is themselves not you! It might be at work, where we can spend a huge amount of our day with people who won’t have our needs high on their agenda, who we might not even like. Having recently suffered the loss of my mother I realise more than ever that it’s so important to make time for the people who love you and who you love. Spending time with close family and friends really helped me cope massively. Take a quick look around your life. Who are you spending most of your time with? Do you need to make some changes?
Laugh out loud
You might want to warn the people in the room with you before you do this but laughing out loud instantly changes the chemistry of the brain and helps relax you. There’s just nothing better for you than having a good laugh. Put on a film that makes you laugh or arrange to meet that one friend that makes you laugh. We’ve all got them. One that makes you belly laugh at absolutely nothing. Another way to guarantee laughter is to spend to time with children and join in playing. Spending time with my grandchildren always makes me laugh.
Try something new
I recently had the pleasure of going up in a small aeroplane. Something I’ve never done before and the buzz I got was with me for ages afterwards. Sometimes we are so busy just doing all the day to day stuff the things we’d like to have a go at just slip down the list. Make a list of them now and plan out how you’re going to make them happen. It doesn’t need to be things that cost a lot of money, it can be climbing that mountain you’ve always wanted to, doing a 5k run, taking part in a charity event. Take time to think about what you would like to do.
Go on give it a go.