Are you feeling stressed, demotivated and generally low in mood lately? Then the autumn blues might have caught you 🙈
Every season has its ups and downs, but some months are harder than others.
By tuning into your current state of mind, you can discover what kind of self-care you really need 💭:
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
𝗧𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻?
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿?
If you don’t know where to start, here are some self-care tips that will help you feel better (especially on very gloomy days 😉):
👉🏼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲. Focus on things you can control: Establish times to get up and go to bed, set time for healthy meals, and organize activities.
👉🏼𝗧𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄. Stepping out of your old routine and getting into your learning zone will make you feel stronger and more confident.
👉🏼 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲. A walk in the fresh air can boost your immune system, lower your stress levels and help with mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Moreover, research has shown that spending time in nature improves our cognitive abilities (S: American Psychological Association).
👉🏼 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲. Taking care of yourself also means doing what makes you happy: Grab a book, watch a movie or play a board game with your friends!
👉🏼 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽. If you realize that you’re constantly sad at this time of the year and notice that your everyday life is affected by it, you should not hesitate to seek out professional help.
𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 💙