To be calm is a very important thing in life.
It is crucial that we try and look after ourselves, creating space to take time out of our busy days which can sometimes be a challenge. Try some of the below strategies.
1. Learn to say “no” more!
There is nothing wrong with saying no to an invitation if you need to spend some quality time alone or with your family. It’s important to prioritise yourself over others.
2. Take time out in your week to exercise
Exercise can be a great stress reliever, it can improve your mood and give you an opportunity to release the frustration of the day.
3. Do something small every day for yourself
Try something you love and at times don’t do enough of: like surfing, guitar-playing, gardening, painting, baking, watching trashy TV or journaling.
4. Have technology/phone free time daily
Put your phone, tablet/ipad down for a couple of hours before bed. Or have time in the day where you choose to put your phone away, like on public transport to work, or during dinner. This will allow you to disconnect from external stimulation.
5. Learn what helps you relax and being calm
Even try a new relaxation strategy like; an audio meditation, guided relaxation, yoga or spending time with your pet.
Try the Smiling mind app on your phone, or search Youtube for a guided relaxation, or just cuddle up with your furry friends. Research has shown that spending time with your pets can decrease stress and increase your mood.
At Safe Place Therapy we can talk to you and explore what other strategies would be helpful to calm your life down, and provide you with a safe place to talk.
Feel free to contact us to discuss an appointment.