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Autumn Blues - How to take care of yourself when the seasons change ๐Ÿ



Are you feeling stressed, demotivated and generally low in mood lately? Then the autumn blues might have caught you ๐Ÿ™ˆ


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 ๐Ÿ’ญ:


๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

๐—ง๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป?

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?


If you donโ€™t know where to start, here are some self-care tips that will help you feel better (especially on very gloomy days ๐Ÿ˜‰):


๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ. Focus on things you can control: Establish times to get up and go to bed, set time for healthy meals, and organize activities.


๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„. Stepping out of your old routine and getting into your learning zone will make you feel stronger and more confident.


๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ. 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).


๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ. 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!


๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ. If you realize that youโ€™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.


๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿ’™

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