16 Ways To Calm Yourself When Life Is Getting Tough

  1. Walk: Walking helps clear your mind. It offers you a different perspective.
  2. Indulge: Take a day off to spend a whole day doing exactly what you want.
  3. Be Generous: Give something to a total stranger. Acts of giving make us feel warm and fuzzy inside.
  4. Sit in a coffee shop or a busy street and soak up your surroundings. You don’t have to talk to people.
  5. Educate yourself: research what it is you are experiencing. Arm yourself with knowledge and the resources to tackle the problems head-on.
  6. Preparation:Write the day’s to-do list the evening before.
  7. Strengths: Write down a list of 20 of your strengths.
  8. Keep going forward: Keep taking small steps, no matter what. Being stagnant doesn’t serve you.
  9. Re-visit and old hobby: If you don’t have one, create one.
  10. Prioritise: Decide what’s important right now. Say no to extra obligations.
  11. Sleep. Get enough rest. Sleep 7-9 hours each night.
  12. Be silly: Do something that you did as a child. Don’t take life too seriously.
  13. Cry: Release all that emotion. You will feel better.
  14. Check you self- talk. Negative self-talk does not serve you.
  15. Journal: Develop a habit of journaling. This will help free you mind.
  16. Remind yourself that life is a journey. Remember that what you are going through is temporary, It will pass.