I’m having one of those weeks; you know, one where you feel like you’re in an unshakable bad mood? A few little things have been building up and wearing me down, and I’m mentally exhausted. Have you ever seen a toddler, unable to verbalise their frustration, so they just moan? That's me.
I’ve allowed myself to mope over the weekend but today I’m going to start getting my mojo back, and the first step is to write out a to-do list. I know some of the reasons I’m feeling this way, so they’ll go on the list and underneath them, I’ll write the steps I need to take to try and solve them.
Even writing my problems can help. Bit by bit I will get through that list and feel great each time I tick something off it.
Secondly, I’m going to look after myself. I saw a few posters recently that really resonated with me, from #LittleThings, Your Mental Health campaign. These messages apply to everyone; the advice is universal. I’m lucky because exercise and healthy food are part of my every day, and I really do recognise that they improve mood.
I’m doubly lucky because I have family and friends who not only distract me, I can talk to them about the things that stress me out. As the sayings go, “it’s good to talk” and “a problem shared is a problem halved”.
We all feel sad, insecure, and hopeless at some stage, and I hope that if you feel that way that you’ve someone to talk to.
On the other hand, if you have a friend who needs a pick-me-up, don’t be afraid to reach out to them. There’s a lovely talk on from the campaign that speaks from a man’s personal experience about the value of reaching out to someone who is feeling despondent with the simple phrase - you’re lovely, you’re lovable, you’re loved.
Beaut.ie readers: You’re lovely, you’re lovable, you’re loved. Have a lovely week everyone.
Until next time…
Metabolic Fitness Trainer