A new month, a new mindset!

A new month,  a new mindset!

I need a new mindset

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that last week was a hard week for me. Plagued with grief and self-doubt I sunk into a bad mindset that I am yet to pull myself out of.

No one with depression likes feeling this way and it is hard to get a grip on however, now that April is here I want to attempt to start afresh. I want this month to be the month that I find things that help my mindset.

I don’t expect to end my journey with depression but I want to have a look at ways in which I can handle it better and see what works for me and what doesn’t.

Using the NHS tips from their website I plan to do the following:

Stay in touch

I will admit that after losing my dad, I pulled back a lot from people. I was in a bubble which meant I only surrounded myself with people who were there in the days of my dads passing.

This month I have some exciting blog events to attend, as well as some occasions to celebrate with my family. Also, I am finally taking Adam to meet some people who are very special to me.

With claims that socialising can improve your mood, I plan on putting this to the test!

Be more active

Recently I have been terrible when it comes to keeping fit and watching what I eat. I am the poster girl for ‘eating your emotions’ and I know that I need to get a grip on this. So along with my two beautiful furbabies, I plan on walking daily and a blogger friend of mine suggested yoga, so I may even give that ago.

I am also going to attempt to not turn to food when I am feeling low and instead find something else to keep me occupied.

Face your fears

Honestly losing my dad was one of my biggest fears but I suppose this means the fears that are triggered by my depression. For example, walking into a room full of people and feeling ok in my own skin. Looking in the mirror and not being repulsed by what I see.

Don’t drink too much alcohol

I already do this one. Admittedly I like having a drink when socialising with friends but when I am low I will not turn to alcohol as I never want it to become a crutch.

Try to eat a healthy diet

Like I said above I am a comfort eater! This, unfortunately, culminates in a vicious cycle of eating, guilt, eating and so on. I want to stop this! I love chocolate, ice cream and everything that is bad for me and I need to realise that it doesn’t help how I am feeling. Moderation needs to become my friend!

Have a routine

From walking the dogs to planning my freelance work, I need to get into a routine that has a good balance. I need to make sure that every aspect of my life is healthy and balanced.

This April I am going to put this all into practice, I’ll update you in May as to how I get on.

Do you have any tips to help me? Leave your comment below.
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  1. jude miller
    April 3, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    Meditation in the morning, try clear all thoughts. I call it zoning out. Breath, in through the nose, out through the mouth, close your eyes, and be in a comfortable position. If you can’t concentrate, play some soft music. Just relax, then enjoy your cuppa of coffee etc. after. I do this for depression and anxiety. Looking in the mirror for me Kirsty is the hardest, I don’t look like me since my last surgery. So that is what I am working on right now, how to feel better in my own skin, as you put it, and how I can help myself in making me feel more confident. I can’t turn back time, but I can move forward. xoxo

    • April 12, 2018 / 10:40 am

      ‘I can’t turn back time, but I can move forward’ I love that, thank you Jude x

  2. April 4, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Hi. These tips are great and I love the style of writing. I have written a similar post actually, with my wellbeing goals for the month.
    My advice would be to take life one day at a time. It is really important to have a routine and have goals you are working towards. However with something like depression, you have to accept that it might hit you when you least expect it. So my other advice, be kind to yourself x

    • April 12, 2018 / 10:38 am

      Hi, Thank you. I will stop by and give your post a read! x

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