I have recently discovered that beginning your day in the right way can have a marked improvement on how the rest of the day goes and how you react and respond to obstacles. I am aware that I am more than a little late to the party on this one however after looking online for suggestions on how best to start your day, I have realised just how wrong I was doing things.
Without going into too much detail, for the past few months I have struggled with depression and anxiety and it wasn’t until I had a week off work that I realised how detrimental my morning routine actually was for my mental well being, especially when I was feeling so low.
The below steps are what helped me get over my depression and anxiety issues. It didn’t all happen in a week however it was the starting point and by continuing to make sure I did as many of these things as possible every morning I began to feel happier in myself.
These six steps helped me sort my head and my issues out and because I was doing them for me and no one else, it allowed me to feel like I had gained a sense of self back, something I felt I had lost in amongst all my daily responsibilities and routines.
There are of course other things you can do to promote inner well being such as getting fresh air, smiling, drinking lots of water and eating healthily. However, with so much around these days concerning healthy living, these should already be in peoples peripheral and pretty much a no-brainer!
I would just like to point out that these steps helped me get over my depression and anxiety issues however they are not a cure all solution. There was a point I was struggling and I did consult with my doctor.
If you are struggling, please don’t hesitate to seek help. Strength does come from within however it is the support from people around us that keeps us strong.