Often we look externally for people to tell us how to improve our wellbeing. Whether they be friends, podcasts, professionals or social media influencers. But a lot of the time, we already know what brings us happiness or what makes us feel better. For example, we know that we should eat a nurtritious breakfast, limit our caffeine andsugar intake, and that we should fit more exercise into our day. What we should really be asking ourselves is why we’ve told ourselves we can’t do these things? What barriers are we putting up to prevent ourselves from having healthier lives?
1. Uncertainty Will Feed Your Anxiety, Try to Change Your Mindset.
We can probably identify with the fact that uncertainty encourages us to delay the things we know we should start. Unpredictable weather, fear of missing out, or waiting for the end of a state-wide lockdown are some of the things we often reason with to put off starting those healthy habits or moments for self-care. If you’re constantly worrying about uncertainty, you will feel anxious. What you need to do is focus and manage what you can control. You need to live in the present! We need to realise that viewing the future in a hopeful way makes us better at our work or as a parent, or whatever we are setting our mind to each day. You will never know what tomorrow will bring, but you can always manage what you’re doing right now!
2. Have An Attitude Of Gratitude
Gratitude is incredibly important as it’s very natural for us to be negative or cynnical. But what can we look at right now that we are grateful for? Think today about what you are grateful for? Maybe you were able to fit in a morning walk, or you got to spend more time with your family. There’s so much we can be negative about right now, but what can we be positive about?
This article was inspired by episode #26 of The Parent-Teacher Project entitled 4 Steps To Wellbeing With The Accidental Counsellor with Rocky Biasi and Kristine Malabanan.
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