My road to recovery was not easy. I have always been a resilient person throughout my life as I have bounced back from difficult times on my feet ready for the next challenge. But there are a number of ways I look after myself. Number one being using a gratitude journal. Since journaling it has changed my life! I write down things I am thankful for in the day and it has really helped me reflect back on the good days I have had!
I also like to draw and paint landscapes and portraits. Painting helps me to relax and be mindful of the present. And I feel super proud when I have accomplished something after a few hours. I also like to spend time with my family and friends because surrounding yourself with positive people is crucial to looking after your wellbeing. I also practice self care for example taking a long bath after a long day at work or reading an interesting book.
I think it’s important to remember that there is more that connects us as human beings than what separates us, so if we all share ways we look after ourselves we will realise we do a lot of things in common which will make us feel a whole lot better!