Try these tips to keep your balance, or re-balance yourself.
1. Value yourself
Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language.
2. Take care of your body
3. Surround yourself with good people
People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class or support group.
3. Give yourself
Volunteer your time and energy to help someone else. You’ll feel good about doing something tangible to help someone in need — and it’s a great way to meet new people. Check locally for charities, community projects and
4. Spend time in nature
Get outside. If you’re in a big city and need to trek it over to a local park, national woodland or public garden then hop on that bus. Already in the countryside? Get out your front door to explore the moors. Scientific studys show positive benefits to our wellbeing when surrounded by nature.
5. Connect spiritually
Whether it’s a mainstream religion like Christanity, Islam or Hindu practices, or a smaller practice such as paganist groups; wiccans, druids, spiritualists – a faith in some higher power and the ability focus during meditative activities such as prayer have amazing effects on the user.
6. Say less, listen more
While people are talking, we stop listening. We stop listening and start planning what we want to say in response to something that is still unfinished. The human fatal flaw of selfishness. Try active listening. Concentrate soley on the words from the speaker. Only allow indivudal thought once they have finished. Silence says more than words.
7. Live minimalist
This can not just be good for our wellbeing but also our environment. Buying second hand minimises our carbon footprint and support local economies. Upcyling old products reduces waste. Refusing to engage with a profit driven capitalist system stops a materialistic attitude that breeds contempt. Donate, recycle, upcycle, reuse and repair what you can. Stop buying things that aren’t needed and save it for what really matters. Experience. Community. Family.
8. Create routine
Incorporate the highest priorities into this – your sleep schedule, making dinners or lunches for work, the self care you engage with (such as meditation, therapy, counselling), health care like your exericise regime, doctor appointments, dietary habits, include wind down time for zoning out to TV but make space for personal projects; those arty hobbies, hidden talents or quirky interests.