Self-help is all about taking matters into your hands for a positive outcome. There are times when you take your soul on a retreat and you get to ask yourself some tough questions like “ where am I headed to?” or “ where do I want to be in the next five years?” after assessing yourself you will take measures to ensure that you get the outcome that you desire. You can do self-help in different areas such as work, family, leisure, spirituality and so much more.
Effective Ways to Let Go and Move On
Accept the truth and be thankful. – To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and helped you learn and grow. It’s the acceptance of everything you have, everything you once had, and the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s all about finding the strength to embrace life’s changes, to trust your intuition, to learn as you go, to realize that every experience has value, and to continue taking positive steps forward. (This process is something Angel and I discuss in the Adversity chapter of 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.)
Distance yourself for a while. – Sometimes you need to take several steps back in order to gain clarity on a situation. The best way to do this is to simply take a break and explore something else for a while. Why? So you can return to where you started and see things with a new set of eyes. And the people there may see you differently too. Returning where you started is entirely different than never leaving.
When dealing with depression it is important to surround yourself with people who will always support you no matter what. Isolation only worsens the case but deep emotional closeness with someone you trust can do wonders. This should be someone whom you can open up to with no shame because they do not judge you.
Turn to friends and family members who make you feel loved and cared for. Spend time talking and listening face-to-face with trusted people and share what you’re going through. The people you talk to don’t have to be able to fix you; they just need to be good listeners. Ask for the help and support you need. You may have retreated from your most treasured relationships, but emotional connection can get you through this tough time.
Try to keep up with social activities even if you don’t feel like it. Often when you’re depressed, it feels more comfortable to retreat into your shell, but being around other people will make you feel less depressed.
Join a support group for depression. Being with others dealing with depression can go a long way in reducing your sense of isolation. You can also encourage each other, give and receive advice on how to cope, and share your experiences.
Maybe you have a problem of getting up early. You always seem to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. You are late for something the whole day. Here are a few tips you can use.
Go to bed earlier
It seems simple, but in order to get adequate rest, it is key to allot enough hours to get the sleep your body needs. Try thinking backwards to establish your bed time. Not everyone needs eight hours of sleep; some people only need six.
Figure out how many hours you need, then plan accordingly.
Establish a wind-down ritual
Turn down the lights, fire up the candles, and put on comfortable clothing. Create your home as a haven for rest an hour before you go to sleep. This may include a hot shower, or even a cup of relaxing, non-caffeinated herbal tea to help soothe you to sleep.
Don’t eat after 8 pm
Eating late at night will often keep you awake. If you eat too close to bedtime, your stomach is working hard to break down food when your body should be resting. This practice also causes indigestion and heartburn.