Take care of yourself. Be good to yourself.
Our minds are made to think many thoughts. To go from one thought to another.
Mindful awareness or Mindfulness is about just watching yourself and the world around you without judging anything as good or bad. Just watch it and yourself like a movie.
You can practice a mindful meditation by just becoming aware of your breathing (your breath). Close your eyes and experience your breathing.
Count your breaths from 1-10, then start over. Try to do this for 5-20 minutes.
-This lowers stress.
Be Kind to Yourself
You are allowed to make mistakes. You don’t have to be perfect. Give yourself permission to suck!
Being hard on yourself makes changing yourself difficult. When you think negative thoughts about yourself, try to argue against them like a good politician or lawyer.
Or simply ignore these negative thoughts, like they are a barking dog.
-not important. Annoying, but not important.
-just go on with your day, ignoring these thoughts.
-And celebrate your successes more!
Do Self Observation and Evaluation
-Know your weaknesses and think about how to improve them.
-be honest about your strengths and weaknesses
-but be kind and gentle about them, because sometimes you will make mistakes. Or fail.
For example, you might ask yourself,
“What made it harder this time for me to skip the drink, or use a gentler tone with my partner, or exercise when I felt panic coming on?” he says. “There’s always an answer — and finding it often leads to tremendous growth.”
–Dr. Craig Malkin
Take Care of your Health
–exercise improves mood. Go for a run, play tennis, shoot around a basketball hoop, swim or lift weights-all will reduce stress.
–anxiety and depression has been shown to be reduced by exercise.
–keep a food diary. Food affects mood very much. What are you eating?
Keep your Friendships & the relationships with Relatives healthy
-but end unhealthy relationships
-do fun things with your family and friends sometimes. Take a break from work or study.