We seem to be surrounded by sad events and news more than ever these past couple of months. It can become all too easy to accept this as normal, when of course it isn’t. So how do we cope?
If you have been directly affected by recent events in London and Manchester then when the time is right seek help and support for what you and maybe your family and friends are going through.
But what about being indirectly affected? Many people have become news junkies, they are continually checking their phone for news and social media updates, these can have an adverse impact on their mental well being. By overloading their minds with all the sadness that they have no control over, they start to feel powerless and depressed by it all.
One immediate action that can be taken is to limit the amount of times you check your news and social media updates. Make sure you are finding some balance in your life, making time for people or things that make you happy. Spending time with loved ones or listening to music can certainly help lift our spirits and our mood.
Make time for yourself, be as nice to yourself as you are to others. Talk to someone about your concerns, your fears, because by voicing them you are taking back control of your life.
For a no obligation chat please either email or phone me, because it is good to remember that nothing has to be the way it has always been.