Remember to make some quiet time for yourself as well, even if you have a busy day of planned activities, take 30-60min out of your day to do something that doesn’t involve work. Let your mind be calm and have a rest.
Learning a new hobby that you haven’t tried before is another great way to de-stress. Lots of people like to cook dinner as a method of de-stressing from the day, and you get to see results of what you have done which can be extra rewarding.
There are numerous community activities and classes that take place weekly; Body Positive has +Social
groups around the country. Or you could use the Meetup app
to find whats going on in your area and what interests you. It's about what works for you.
When we are not in the best mental state, it can be easy to isolate ourselves from other people. We are creatures of connection so we desire to be heard and understood. To be heard when we are not feeling the best we need to find somewhere safe to talk about what’s going on in our mind.
It’s ok to reach out to a family member or a friend who you feel safe with. If this is not for you, there are multiple organisations with trained counsellors you can talk to, either by phone, in person or online.