- Be around your loved ones. By being around supportive people who care about you, such as family and friends, you can have a place to go to when times get tough. It is important to have people around who can listen and validate you during difficult times.
- Learn more and be curious. As they say, “knowledge is power,” and how true this is. When there is a problem in your life, learn as much as you can about the issue at hand. This can give you more information about it by checking the facts, which can help reduce any fears or even help you take action towards problem solving.
- Get active. Physical exercise has shown to be beneficial on a number of levels. It not only improves your physical health, it can improve your mood too.
- Get intimate. Intimacy within committed relationships brings connection between you two, as well as boosts self-esteem and self-confidence. When we feel good about ourselves, it helps us be the best we can be within relationships too.
- Develop a passion. Hobbies are not just for fun. They help bring connection with things as well as others around us. It can bring pride and a sense of accomplishment as well as increasing self-esteem.
- Consume food and alcohol in moderation. Food and alcohol (and other substances) may help reduce stress in the short term, and could also have negative consequences in the long term. Enjoy life, and also keep in mind that moderation is important.
- Practice mindfulness exercises. It is important to experience reality for what it is, and by practicing mindfulness, it helps reduce any suffering and increase happiness as we gain control of our thoughts.
- Work on time-management. Running late or missing appointments brings stress and can complicate our week. Managing our time can minimize this stress and bring a sense of accomplishment as we meet deadlines and do what needed to be done.
- Get proper sleep. Sleep affects our mental state as much as it affects our bodies. A good nights rest brings more energy to our day, which makes us feel more willing and ready to take on what life has to bring.
Learn to say no. Feeling heard and getting our needs met is important. If we take on all the tasks that are brought to us, we can over work ourselves and become frustrated or burnt out. If you cannot do something that someone is asking of you, practice saying no and explain why.