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Did you ever consider to use breathing exercises, yoga poses, and meditation to calm your body and mind?
Your comfort zone is an awesome thing. You’ll always do something you know and love a lot better than something new and weird and complicated.
Like just about everyone else, I own a smartphone. My phone, a iPhone 7 is pretty darned smart, and I’ve grown accustomed to it.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Many people seem to think that yoga is just something that people do to try and relax, and while it does work for that, there are so many more benefits.
When we talk about the concept of positive thinking, we refer also to our emotions.
So tomorrow is Christmas day. If you’re anything like me you’re feeling a bit of excitement, a bit of dread and very overwhelmed.
The amount of emotional energy alone that Christmas involves means that anyone with a mental illness tomorrow is going to find some aspects of it hard.
I thought I’d write a Christmas survival guide for all the others out there like me!
- Set boundaries. If possible, lets the people you’ll be spending Christmas with know in advance what you will and will not be doing on the day.
- As most conditions fluctuate, this might be difficult but remember you can change your mind and decide you are no longer willing or able to do something you said you could. This is okay and perfectly valid.
- Remember that it’s your Christmas too. You should get some enjoyment out of the day, even if you have to achieve that by doing some ‘non-festive’ type things. (I will definitely be napping at some point!)
- Reach out to your loved ones if you’re not feeling great. If this isn’t possible, most major helplines, such as The Samaritans (116 123) in the UK, are open on Christmas day.
- Practise coping mechanisms. Learned anything useful in therapy? Mindfullness? Reality checking? Grounding techniques? Now’s the day to use them! If you haven’t, here you go: Mindfullness exercises, the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique
- Look after yourself – take time out, stay hydrated, take your meds, eat something healthy.
Hopefully some of this is helpful to someone out there struggling. I’m wishing everyone a good holiday time and if you have any tips yourself, please add them in the comments!
Taking a few minutes to focus your mind each day can reduce stress, pain, depression, and more.