Time to Turn Over a New Leaf in Life?
Life can be stressful at times- lost jobs, illnesses, money issues and failed relationships can all send even the strongest people spiralling. Over time this can lead to us not looking after ourselves the way we should, and ending up in a bit of a rut both physically and mentally. If you’ve found yourself at rock bottom but are ready to work your way back up, here are some of the ways you can go about it.
Therapy is one of the best ways to get out of rock bottom. A doctor or therapist can give you help or advice, teach you new ways of thinking that enable you to feel stronger mentally and ready to move on from the past. Speak to your GP who will be able to put you in contact with the right agency, or consider private therapy if you have the funds to do so. Therapy can put you on the right path for thinking positively and generally making good progress after you’ve been through a difficult time. Sometimes therapy or group therapy is the best option, sometimes it’s best used alongside medication.
Give up your dangerous vices
It’s common for people going through tough times to fall back onto habits that aren’t the best for them. It could be anything from alcohol to opioid addiction, binge eating, smoking or gambling. Once you’re ready to get out of a rut and improve your life, it’s time to give these things up. Seek the help you need, and work on getting into a frame of mind where you no longer need to rely on these things.
Establish new, healthy habits
With old habits broken, it’s time to start building new, healthy habits. This could mean getting up early and getting into a good sleep routine, going to the gym, drinking green tea and eating your five fruit and veg a day. It can take time to build up these habits and create a new lifestyle for yourself, but once you have you can expect to be much happier and healthier. We all know what kinds of things we need to be doing to live healthily, but you don’t have to make all of these changes at once. In fact, introducing new habits and getting used to them bit by bit can improve the chances of them being more long lasting.
Have you been through a difficult time that you’ve overcome? How did you do it, and what advice would you give to others going through the same?