Everything in life is temporary, it’s a famous saying for a reason and making future plans can have a positive effect on your mindset… and this has two parts.
One is having things to look forward to outside of the things you are struggling with currently. So whether it’s a night out with a special friend, a trip away or a bucket list for the coming season, having things in the diary to get you out of the house and interacting with people can only help how you are feeling right now, even if it feels a huge and exhausting effort to get out and actually do them.
The second part is more specific about making changes or plans to help with the situation/life/feelings you are uncomfortable with right now.
What can you do to make yourself feel better in the short term?
What do you want your life to truly look like in a few years time?
What do you need to do to make that happen?
Can these things happen the way your life is now?
There’s a brilliant girl on YouTube who has a ‘life design’ channel where she focuses on how to achieve the things you want in your life or even just work out what those things are… and that’s something I struggle with, what do I actually want?!!
She’s very calm and knowledgeable, with quick exercises you can do to help clear your thoughts and she does it without being cheesy, preachy or too ‘self-help’. Her channel is here.
… and there are lots of people out there you can contact if you want some support.
Very reasonably priced therapy: Better Help
UK Counsellor List: Counselling Directory
Free Mental Health Support & Advice: Mind
Anxiety help: Anxiety UK
Sending love this Sunday…