1. Jot down a positive thought from the day.

    Your day may have been completely hectic, however it’s never as dull as it may seem. Keep a small notepad and pen beside your bed. At the end of each day jot down something you’re grateful for or just a positive thought you’ve had in the last 24 hours and what you’re looking forward to doing tomorrow.

    1. Practise an easy indoor exercise.

    Getting outside isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially with a busy schedule. So why not give a light indoor exercise a go? This will give you a chance to loosen up and have fun. Whether you put on your favourite music and have a little dance around the living room or you exercise your legs by doing some step ups at the bottom of your stairs, it’s important to let your body have regular exercise. For more ideas why not visit http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/home-cardio-workout.aspx.

    1. Learn new skills.

    We all enjoy a challenge, whether it’s solving a problem or learning something new so why not embrace it? Pick up a guitar, learn to knit, get baking or even join a meditation class! Our brain enjoys having something to focus on, and it doesn’t have to be something for work or to aid another, it can just be something you enjoy doing or want to achieve.

    1. Indulge yourself in a book.

    If you feel like letting your imagination go wild, there’s no better way to do so than getting your head stuck in a novel. You don’t have to sit down and read through the whole thing, even just half an hour each day will pull your focus somewhere completely different, somewhere you can enjoy completely to yourself. Never Alone’s founder, Gemma Firth recommends her favourite book, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. However, if you’re looking for a lighter read try author, Wendy Holden.

    1. Write a list of things you want to do.

    There’s a fine line between a list you need to do, and a list of things you want to do. It’s time to focus on what makes you happy, laugh and smile. If you find yourself having a day free at the weekend, write yourself a checklist and tick it off as you go along! Take the dog for a long walk with a flask of hot chocolate, get your old record player out or even draw or paint.


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    1. keren - August 23, 2016, 8:55 pm Reply


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