1 - SUNSHINE
15-25 mins 2-4 days a week
Vitamin D is a precursor for serotonin, the brain's mood regulator.
2 - NUTRITION
Eat a varied nutritious diet
Correct nutrition proves the necessary elements to support nervous tissue and function.
3 - EXERCISE
Walk, run, dance, just get moving
It helps release nervous energy and endorphins which stimulate the brain's reward centre.
4 - THINK POSITIVE
Your home is your refuge not a prison
Positive thoughts encourage more positive thoughts. Take a media break to escape the negativity.
5 - MINIMISE STRESS
Rest - breath work - meditate
Chronic stress reduces the body's immunity so take practical steps to reduce it where possible.
6 - CONNECT
Phone, email, video call, group chat
Humans need social interaction to thrive - loneliness causes the same effects as stress.
7 - ROUTINE
Make a routine and stick to it
Routine provides normalcy and structure while maintaining natural cyclic rhythms.
8 - ENVIRONMENT
Tidy, calm, open, bright, interesting
Your surroundings influence your mood so decorate appropriately. Open curtains and windows.
9 - ACTIVITY
Practise activities you are good at
Mastery of activities makes you feel more in control, boosts self-confidence and pleasure.