6 be-good-to-yourself tips
4. Don't stop eating either
Just as some of us overeat in times of personal crisis, others lose their appetite and skip meals. But losing out on necessary nutrition can affect our brain function, causing our mood to dip even even lower. It can also compromise our immune system, leaving us more susceptible to falling ill. Eating little and often is key to keeping our energy levels up, which also helps us to maintain emotional stability.
5. Get a good's night sleep
It goes without saying that sleepless nights can leave you feeling exhausted and low. Severe sleep deprivation has been linked to anxiety and depression. If you're struggling to sleep, set the scene for a peaceful night - stick to a regular bedtime, don't watch TV or look at other screens before bed and make your bedroom a relaxing, quiet place.
6. Treat yourself to a massage
Treating yourself to a massage might not be the first thing you'd think of doing. But massages aren't just for pampering purposes - they can be healing too. In fact, doctors often recommend massages to patients suffering with anxiety. When you're feeling wrung out, adrenaline raises your blood pressure and increases your heart rate. You might also find yourself with a stiff back and neck due to muscle tension. Massages can reduce muscle tension and increase the supply of oxygen to the blood supply, creating a feeling of wellbeing - just what you need in times of strife.