Tips for bad days – Masterpost

ptsdconfessions:

  • Clean your room – or at least your desk/bed/floor. It will help your head to feel clear too.
  • Open your curtains & windows – fresh air and natural light can do wonders in my experience. Plus, it helps regulate your sleep, appetite, and mood.
  • Take a shower or have a bath – especially important if you haven’t had one in a while. This will help you feel refreshed.
  • Put on clean clothes – and put the clothes you were wearing in the wash.
  • If you tend to spend all your time in your room, get out of it for a bit – do something in the kitchen or lounge, or go for a walk (even if it’s just around the block)
  • Stretch – there are plenty of stretching and yoga videos on you tube. Look some up and give them a go.
  • Drink a glass of water – and keep one near you too. I’m sure you already know this, but staying hydrated is important.
  • Get the hard/important tasks out of the way while you have the energy – when we have mental illness, running out of energy early in the day is very normal. Try to get all the most important things done first.
  • Have some comfort food, but make sure you eat healthy too – it’s alright to eat something you like, but have some fruit and vegetables too. If you don’t like plain fruit, consider making a smoothie instead.
  • Set some goals – it doesn’t matter how small or big they are (eg. have 3 meals today, go for a walk in the afternoon), whether they are daily or weekly, but achieving goals can make you feel as though you have accomplished something.
  • And finally, remember that it is okay to have bad days – bad days don’t mean you’ve lost all progress in your recovery, and they don’t make you worthless or a bad person. Don’t give up just because you’ve had a bad day/week/etc. It’s okay to have days that don’t go so great. Stay strong xx
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