Over the last few years, this particular Monday in January has been called Blue Monday. The day where people feel down and in some cases depressed. After enjoying Christmas and new year, the darker cold days can make it hard to feel upbeat.
Help for getting through tough times
Thankfully there’s alot of advice available to help you from the NHS and health professionals. For me it’s important to find things that work for you. Thinking about your sleep and rest, exercise and how you eat. I think one of the most important things to be aware of is how we speak to ourselves. Sometimes it’s called self-talk or mental chatter. When you start finding that your self-talk is creating self sabotage or tearing yourself apart, it becomes negative self talk.
Your self-care checklist
So I created the list below to help us remember to take care of ourselves. So whether it’s Blue Monday or any other day you might be struggling with your self-care or feeling positive about yourself – use this to help. Set reminders in your phone or a screenshot, but I hope this will help you to make the progress you want and to take care of you no matter what you might be going through.
What’s your self-care tips?
I’d love to hear the tools and tips you use for taking care of you at tough times. Leave your comments below.