Be Aware – One of the 5 ways to Wellbeing
Christmas and the holidays are a mixed experience for many of us. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed, stressed, lonely, exhausted or sad even if those around you are feeling festival.
Being aware of all our feelings even “negative” ones can be useful.
Take time to stop and be aware of your surroundings and the moment you are in, paying attention to your thoughts and feelings. Doing this can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach life’s challenges.
Be aware of how you feel:
- Feeling overwhelmed? Do you need to take a break from busy rooms, or people and mindful enjoy a quiet garden, a walk or an solo activity for an hour or so?
- Feeling exhausted or stressed? Do you need to put boundaries in place with your family and friends and say no to some obligations?
- Feeling sad or lonely? Do you need to connect to an old friend, a neighbour or participate in a community event? If it’s difficult to leave home, do you need additional support such as respite care or an established social group to make this easier (the Carer Gateway can help you plan this on free call 1800 422 737).
Learn about Be Aware here.
Struggling over the break?
Lifeline can help and offers 24/7 phone and text support to listen, help you make a plan and help keep you safe.
Phone: 13 11 14
Text: 0477 13 11 14
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