1. Reframe unhelpful thoughts.
The way we think, feel and behave are linked. Sometimes we develop patterns of thoughts or behaviours that are unhelpful so recognising them, and taking steps to think about things differently, can improve your mental health and wellbeing.
2. Be in the present.
If we take time to be aware of ourselves and be in the present moment, noticing our own thoughts and feelings, and the world around us, we can gain a better perspective. Sometimes this is known as being more mindful.
3. Get good sleep.
Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how we feel mentally and physically, so it's important to get enough. Create a wind-down routine 30 mins before bedtime where you dim the lights, and remove stimulants like a mobile or TV playing. Spray some lavender on your pillow and using a toy designed to help you climax just before bed will ALWAYS put you out like a baby.
4. Connect with others.
Spending quality time with friends or family, talking to someone about how we are feeling or finding ways to help other people can all help stop you from feeling lonely and improve your mental health and wellbeing. This can be online, by phone or seeing someone in person.
5. Live a healthy life.
Being active, enjoying the outdoors and having a healthy, balanced diet all impact how we feel. Also, binning bad habits like smoking, and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine can have a positive effect on our mood. The perfect and fastest way to improve a bad mood is to try out one of VIVA's best selling devices.
6. Do something for yourself.
From enjoying your favourite hobby, learning something new or simply taking time to relax, it's important to do things that make you happy, like trying a new hobby or learning a new skill. Always take some time for some one-on-one selfcare to show yourself how good you can make yourself feel without the need for others.
7. Write a letter to the future you.
When you're feeling good, think about what you would want to tell your future self if things get harder and you find you need more support. Reminding yourself of what's keeping you feeling positive right now can help you through those more difficult times in the future. Journalling each day can also be a form of therapy, write down what you're feeling and why. Trust me even this one technique alone is SUPER powerful!