Simple Ways of Looking After Your Mental Health In 2018
February 20, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

Whether you are a student or just starting out at a new job, life can get a little bit stressful for everyone now and then. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple ways of looking after your mental health in 2018.

It is really important to treat yourself and in a world so fast paced, take a minute to slow down and take a deep breath.

Reading

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Reading can be very relaxing, no matter what you read from fiction to reality or even just a magazine. Taking ten minutes out of your day or even on a lunch break to pull out a good book will benefit you greatly. It takes away from the constant bright light of your phone and brings you into a different world entirely. Some good Irish authors to check out now are;

Pamper Yourself

You might find yourself thinking this one isn’t for you but have you ever taken a long bath while enjoying your favourite glass of wine and listening to music. Your body instantly let’s go of all the stress and you immediately find yourself feeling better. Afterwards, you can apply moisturiser or a face mask and go to bed feeling fresh and smelling good. It will help anybody on a bad day.

Art or Colouring

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Art does not always have to be good. You can scribble on a page or stay as neat as possible but it’s a way to express yourself and perhaps let your inner struggles out. You can also try colour therapy which can prove very relaxing for some and choose from a range of patterns and styles. Most of these books can be bought in any bookshop or at Easons for a reasonable price of €7-10.

Planning

Sometimes it can be easy to get stressed out about the number of tasks or activities that you have in your day. With apps such as Planner Pro, it can be easier to allocate times to each task during the day. The app will therefore send you a notification at that time to remind you to do the task. Great for people who have anxiety or if you find you are forgetful. Takes your mind off things and allows you to go about your day freely.

Wellness Events & Festivals

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If you want to get involved with some well fest or mental health festivals there is a few going on in Ireland in 2018. Some of which are available for free and others which are ticketed.  Some examples include Sunflowerfest and Awaken Festival. To find out more, check out our great list of Irish health and wellbeing events in 2018.

Walking

Going out an exploring nature without sticking to your phone can open your eyes to a new kind of beauty and help quiet the mind. Going for a short walk at least once a week can help you to appreciate the simple things in life, like a bird tweeting or the wind blowing the leaves in a tree.

Exercise

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Exercising can be very beneficial for your health but it also releases endorphins which can improve your mental health. With apps that come for free such as Nike Training Club you can exercise or do yoga for as little as five minutes allowing you to feel good. If your thinking about investing in a your body, check out out these handy tech tools to help kick-start a healthy lifestyle.

Eat Healthy & Regularly

It is important to eat a balanced diet and avoid too much alcohol or processed food. After all apple a day doesn’t just keep the doctor away. Drinking a lot of water can wake you up to and keep you hydrated throughout the day, leaving you less cranky.

Do What You Love

do-what-you-love

Sounds simple right? But having something you are passionate about or even something you enjoy doing can be really good for mental health. Spending some time playing music or learning a new language can keep you motivated and coming back for more, giving fulfilment to your life. Make no exceptions and follow your heart on this one.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation is a way to sit still and think over any challenges you might be facing in your life. This way you can approach them in a strategized manner and not feel pressurised throughout the day. Mindfulness is a growing trend which practices focusing on the present moments and letting go of the worries and thoughts that constantly occupy your mind. Two ways which can go a long way in helping you destress. There is also mindfulness and meditation apps available on your phone for example Headspace.

Talk it Out

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Talking about your problems with a close friend or family member could help you seek out some solutions to problems or make you feel better about your situation. There is also professional therapists that can help out if needed. Calling the Samaritans at 116123 can also be a way to get an insight on some troubling problems. Remember there is always resources.

Do Not Force Yourself to be “Happy”

Happiness is described as “a consistent array of emotions that make you feel good“. However, there is no real definition of happiness in many people’s eyes. Everyone can feel joy and happiness from different emotions and feelings. We feel bad emotions to express them too and it’s important to feel what you are feeling and not focus to much on what it is to be happy and to try to be as perfectly happy as you can. Take it one day at a time, there will always be something slightly different about each day which can prove to enlighten you.

Overall do not forget to be grateful about everything that you do have and most of all, stay true to yourself and what you believe in. Take some tips and tricks and if not create your own. Look after your mental health and wellbeing and take on board some of the advice you find useful.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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Simple Ways of Looking After Your Mental Health In 2018
February 20, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

Whether you are a student or just starting out at a new job, life can get a little bit stressful for everyone now and then. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple ways of looking after your mental health in 2018.

It is really important to treat yourself and in a world so fast paced, take a minute to slow down and take a deep breath.

Reading

the-break-marian-keyes

Reading can be very relaxing, no matter what you read from fiction to reality or even just a magazine. Taking ten minutes out of your day or even on a lunch break to pull out a good book will benefit you greatly. It takes away from the constant bright light of your phone and brings you into a different world entirely. Some good Irish authors to check out now are;

Pamper Yourself

You might find yourself thinking this one isn’t for you but have you ever taken a long bath while enjoying your favourite glass of wine and listening to music. Your body instantly let’s go of all the stress and you immediately find yourself feeling better. Afterwards, you can apply moisturiser or a face mask and go to bed feeling fresh and smelling good. It will help anybody on a bad day.

Art or Colouring

art-or-colouring

Art does not always have to be good. You can scribble on a page or stay as neat as possible but it’s a way to express yourself and perhaps let your inner struggles out. You can also try colour therapy which can prove very relaxing for some and choose from a range of patterns and styles. Most of these books can be bought in any bookshop or at Easons for a reasonable price of €7-10.

Planning

Sometimes it can be easy to get stressed out about the number of tasks or activities that you have in your day. With apps such as Planner Pro, it can be easier to allocate times to each task during the day. The app will therefore send you a notification at that time to remind you to do the task. Great for people who have anxiety or if you find you are forgetful. Takes your mind off things and allows you to go about your day freely.

Wellness Events & Festivals

the-best-irish-health-wellbeing-events-in-2018

If you want to get involved with some well fest or mental health festivals there is a few going on in Ireland in 2018. Some of which are available for free and others which are ticketed.  Some examples include Sunflowerfest and Awaken Festival. To find out more, check out our great list of Irish health and wellbeing events in 2018.

Walking

Going out an exploring nature without sticking to your phone can open your eyes to a new kind of beauty and help quiet the mind. Going for a short walk at least once a week can help you to appreciate the simple things in life, like a bird tweeting or the wind blowing the leaves in a tree.

Exercise

6-tech-tools-to-help-kick-start-a-healthy-lifestyle

Exercising can be very beneficial for your health but it also releases endorphins which can improve your mental health. With apps that come for free such as Nike Training Club you can exercise or do yoga for as little as five minutes allowing you to feel good. If your thinking about investing in a your body, check out out these handy tech tools to help kick-start a healthy lifestyle.

Eat Healthy & Regularly

It is important to eat a balanced diet and avoid too much alcohol or processed food. After all apple a day doesn’t just keep the doctor away. Drinking a lot of water can wake you up to and keep you hydrated throughout the day, leaving you less cranky.

Do What You Love

do-what-you-love

Sounds simple right? But having something you are passionate about or even something you enjoy doing can be really good for mental health. Spending some time playing music or learning a new language can keep you motivated and coming back for more, giving fulfilment to your life. Make no exceptions and follow your heart on this one.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation is a way to sit still and think over any challenges you might be facing in your life. This way you can approach them in a strategized manner and not feel pressurised throughout the day. Mindfulness is a growing trend which practices focusing on the present moments and letting go of the worries and thoughts that constantly occupy your mind. Two ways which can go a long way in helping you destress. There is also mindfulness and meditation apps available on your phone for example Headspace.

Talk it Out

talk-it-out

Talking about your problems with a close friend or family member could help you seek out some solutions to problems or make you feel better about your situation. There is also professional therapists that can help out if needed. Calling the Samaritans at 116123 can also be a way to get an insight on some troubling problems. Remember there is always resources.

Do Not Force Yourself to be “Happy”

Happiness is described as “a consistent array of emotions that make you feel good“. However, there is no real definition of happiness in many people’s eyes. Everyone can feel joy and happiness from different emotions and feelings. We feel bad emotions to express them too and it’s important to feel what you are feeling and not focus to much on what it is to be happy and to try to be as perfectly happy as you can. Take it one day at a time, there will always be something slightly different about each day which can prove to enlighten you.

Overall do not forget to be grateful about everything that you do have and most of all, stay true to yourself and what you believe in. Take some tips and tricks and if not create your own. Look after your mental health and wellbeing and take on board some of the advice you find useful.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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