Count on your people
When you’re not doing well, don’t stay all alone. If you isolate yourself, you risk going to a dark place. Make an effort to get out, see your friends, and spend time with your family. Briefly, build bonds with people who love you and whom you love. That will help you feel better, and your people can support you in difficult times.
Have fun and enjoy a good laugh!
Laughter and humour can boost your morale 🤣, make you feel good, and reduce your stress. When you laugh, your body produces endorphins – natural hormones that reduce tension and anxiety. Find reasons to laugh: read comic books, watch funny movies, or tell jokes with your friends.
Plan for free time
It’s important to set some time aside to do nothing. In reality, while you’re resting or having fun, your brain is doing all kinds of things. It’s building connections between events you’ve experienced and often it will come up with a brilliant idea or the solution to a problem! Plan for free time in your schedule, when you can do whatever you want. Use that time to relax, stretch out on the couch, listen to music, or spend time alone. It will make you feel good and enhance your creativity!
Feed your passions
What are your interests and passions? Movies, nature, travel, animals, sports, board games? The possibilities are almost infinite! Find out what makes you tick by exploring different things. You may discover subjects that interest you and activities you love and want to spend several hours on every week. These passions will help you define who you are and develop your unique personality!
Build your resilience
Resilience is the ability to bounce back after experiencing difficulties or trying times. It gives you the strength to overcome problems and find solutions instead of feeling powerless to deal with events. To build your resilience, surround yourself with people who like you and confide in them. Ask them for help when you’re having a tough time and help them in return. Physical activity, a healthy diet, and optimistic thoughts will also make you more resilient!
Be helpful and kind
Helping an elderly person cross the street, smiling at a friend you meet in the hall, asking a family member if everything’s okay, sharing your lunch with someone who forgot theirs… these are just a few examples of acts of kindness. And it’s been proven: the more you do, the happier you feel (and you’ll also feel like a good person)!