How I Want To Improve My Mental Health

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Just a few things I would like to try and do in 2018

One of my New Year's Resolution is to look after my mental health a lot more. I found that during 2017, I stressed myself out quite a bit and could feel that I was becoming quite a stressful person. Even my boyfriend and pull me to one side to tell me that he had noticed that I was getting angry for no reason. I will confess, as a whole, I'm quite an angry person and I really don't mean to or intend to. Sometimes I feel like I can't help it. Definitely around 'that time of the month' I feel an uncontrollable rage which I hate feeling but I honestly cannot help the way I snap at people. I hate it. I thought I would write in this blog post about the ways I want to be able to de-stress myself and just make sure as a whole, I'm way more happier. Here's a list of ways I want to help my mental health.

Look at the bigger picture

Will whatever is bothering me matter in a few years time? Probably not, in fact, it probably won't even matter in 24 hours. The best thing to do is to step back, look at the bigger picture and try and calm down.

Talking about things

They say that laughter is the best medicine but I also think that talking is pretty good medicine. Sometimes, just getting things off your chest feels so much more better. It's also nice to get a different  perspective on things.

Getting a decent nights sleep

I know that getting a good nights sleep does absolute wonders for me and yet, I don't know why I intend on staying up so late. It's ridiculous. Whenever I don't get a decent amount of sleep, I tend to find myself getting quite snappy with people which is why I really want to try and get enough sleep every day.

Stop looking for the two blue ticks

Whenever I find that someone has left me on read, I always thing of the worst i.e. I've really annoyed them and now they can't stand me. But the majority of the time, it's probably because their busy and have completely forgotten to reply. Which is why I want to spend 2018 not checking my phone every ten minutes to see if they've replied and that leads me onto my next step...

Spend less time on social media

It's so easy to get wrapped up in other peoples live and feel like your life is completely boring and not going anywhere but that isn't the case. People only tend to post the good things that are happening in their lives and with everyone being quite gullible, we tend to think they're living the good life 24/7. I could spend hours and hours scrolling through people's Instagrams and I always find that I end up feeling down about myself which is something I want to stop in 2018.

Staying out of the drama

I consider myself quite a curious person and sometimes in my spare time, I do a bit of snooping and I don't know why because again, I always feel down about myself. It also really bothers me when people ask for my advice and I spend ages going through all the possible scenarios only for them to do the complete opposite. It proper winds me up and it's why I intend on staying in my own lane for 2018. As I write this down, I think the best thing for me to do is to spend an unhealthy amount playing the sims 4 instead of going on social media. It's probably the best thing for me, ha.

Writing stuff down

If you know me then you'll know that I love to complain about things. I could spend hours and hours banging on about things and I know people get annoyed with me for doing it but it's just something that I have to do in order to get it out my system. For Christmas, my boyfriend bought me a note book which allows me to vent about anything and everything I want to, and the best bit? No one gets to hear me! I can say whatever I want to!

Focusing on myself

2018 is the year, I just want to think about myself. I know this sounds selfish but I spend a lot of my time wondering what everyone else is doing with their life and sometimes forget to do what's best for me. I recently gave myself a goal to achieve in the first couple of months of 2018 and just by doing that, I was too busy being motivated by that to even think about anyone else. It felt pretty good to just watch people get on with their lives and not actually care about that they're doing!

Healthier eating

I know, I know that everyyyooonnnneeeee who makes New Year's Resolutions probably says this but I've found that when you're feeling your body with the good stuff, it makes you feel a lot better about yourself. I found that when I completely cut gluten out of my diet, within the first 48 hours, I was so much happier. I cannot stress at how miserable I was because of how gluten effected my body. It was quite possibly the worst things I've ever gone through and I don't even care if that sounds dramatic, it's how I felt back then.

So those are just a few things that I would like to try and do in 2018 to try and improve my mental health. I'll probably do a update six months down the line to let you know how I'm getting on with them!


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