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Simple Tips to Help You When You’re Not Feeling Okay

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Wellbeing

How are you feeling?

It’s okay to not feel okay.

We are all experiencing a range of feelings in these uncertain times. There are simple things we can do to make us feel better, have more control, and not let negative thoughts take over our days.

Talk about it, get it off your chest.

Just getting things off your chest can make you feel a million times lighter.

It may feel hard to put the words together that describe how you feel and even harder to find the right person to talk to. But talking to someone can actually help you figure out how you’re feeling and feel like a good release. You may also even build a more meaningful connection with whoever you’re confiding in.

Contact someone you trust and ask them if they don’t mind hearing you out for a bit.

Also, try writing it all down – dumping your feelings on a piece of paper and then throwing it away can feel like your chucking out all the ‘trash’ taking up space in your mind.

Some advice from us: Don’t be too hard on yourself, always be kind to yourself!

If you’re struggling and need support, head to Beyond Blue. They can help you with whatever it is you may be feeling during these uncertain times and offer you 24/7 advice and support over the phone.

What can I do to help me feel better?

Here are 10 simple things you can do at home that will help you relax and keep you in a happier headspace:

1. Meditate

Do a 10-minute meditation or some breathing exercises – check out our meditation library

2. Get up and move your body

Go for a walk, do some exercise or do some stretches. – check out our on-demand yoga and fitness videos

3. Write down what you’re grateful for

No matter how big or small, think of what you are thankful for. – see how being thankful  for the small things can help

4. Write down three things you like about yourself

Write them down on a post-it note and stick it on your mirror, it will act as a lovely feel-good reminder of how wonderful you are!

5. Reconnect with someone

Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while – check out our top 5 virtual activities to keep you connected

6. Call family or a friend

Call someone close to you for a comforting chat.

7. Read something enjoyable

Take a break from the news and social media and find a good book.

8. Make a healthy recipe –

Try a new recipe, it will keep you occupied as well as give you a sense of achievement – download your personalised nutrition plan for recipe ideas

9. Clean something out

It’s incredible how decluttered your mind feels from decluttering a cupboard or room in your house!

10. Accomplish something small

Ticking a chore off the list will make you feel productive which will give you a sense of accomplishment.

You are doing just great!

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Sources:
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/negative-emotions
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/supporting-yourself/i-know-i-need-support-but-how-do-i-ask-for-it
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

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