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NB: take with a grain of salt – but still some interesting tips. posted for reference

#thread start:

if you’re having a shitty time with your mental health and are low functioning i feel u & sympathise. here’s a list of potential actions for u to take to feel better/exist through it. try to pick a few & do them, but if you can’t : that’s valid too. let’s go

  • Stand up & stretch. Take ur time with it.
  • Plug in your phone & laptop to charge.
  • Change out of the clothes & underwear ur currently wearing. Doesn’t matter if u take off one set of pyjamas and put another set on.
  • Drink an entire glass of water.
  • Pee
  • Wash ur face.
  • Address your most immediate physical pains/discomforts. If you have a headache, take medicine & hydrate. If you have any cuts, clean & cover them.
  • If you can eat: eat. If not, brush your teeth, chew some gum or even just swig some mouthwash. You’ll feel more human for it.
  • Catch up on some basic social maintenance stuff- text back the last few people who got in touch. Let your partner or close friends/family know how you’re doing. If you need to email work or school to request time off: do that.
  • Make a doctor’s appointment.
  • Push back the duvet/blankets & sweep all crumbs & other bits onto the floor (u can deal with them later when ur feeling better- there’s no need to be lying amongst depression detritus if you can avoid it)
  • If you need to take your meds- take them, or set a reminder for later.
  • Pick up & tidy away TEN different things. This can include picking up rubbish & throwing it into the bin, putting all clothes into one pile, stacking all plates, tidying shoes away.
  • Alternatively u can try setting ur timer for 5 mins & tidy as much as possible in that time.
  • If u’ve been staring at screens for hours unable to stop (e.g. me as hell) set a timer for half an hour & instead listen to a podcast/album or do a meditation. Give ur eyes a rest.
  • Spray something that smells nice onto your pillow/jumper sleeve.
  • Open a window if possible.
  • Tell yourself a reassuring thing. For example: “right now is absolute shit, yes, but eventually I’ll have the skills to survive. I’m moving in the right direction even when it feels like I’m stuck. I’m in good company here, in this hell toilet. And it will all pass.”
  • Do ur skincare routine. Take ur time. Buff & moisturise your entire body. Make yourself soft like a newborn vole.
  • Unfollow everyone on Instagram whose posts don’t make you happy or encouraged. Unfollow anyone who makes you feel like your life/face/body is utter shite.
  • Unfollow everyone on Instagram whose posts don’t make you happy or encouraged. Unfollow anyone who makes you feel like your life/face/body is utter shite.