8. Do something you're good at
What do you love doing? What activities can you lose yourself in? What did you love doing in the past?
Enjoying yourself helps beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you’re good at it and achieving something boosts your self-esteem.
Concentrating on a hobby like gardening or the crossword can help you forget your worries for a while and change your mood.
“I’m learning the guitar. You have to really concentrate on getting it right so there’s no room in my head for worries.”
It can be good to have an interest where you’re not seen as someone’s mum or dad, partner or employee. You’re just you.
An hour of sketching lets you express yourself creatively. A morning on the football pitch gets you active and gives you the chance to meet new people.