Top Tips on Managing Your Mental Health | Clinical Psychologist | Living With a Brain Tumour

Top Tips on Managing Your Mental Health | Clinical Psychologist | Living With a Brain Tumour


The stress is not something to push away
and avoid – it’s part of our lives and we need to learn to live alongside
it, so don’t be afraid to get inside the sadness for a while. So then anxiety
isn’t something that’s within you and all-consuming and dominating – it’s
something that’s out there that you can look at talk to and have a
relationship with. And you can have some control over how that relationship
goes. Often if someone’s feeling low say they’re likely to interpret everything
through the filter of the beliefs about themselves, so say the beliefs are “I’m
worthless”, “the future is hopeless”, “other people can’t help me,” and “the world is
unsafe”. If those are the filters through which you see the world – you’re looking
at them through this – you’re going to interpret everyday events or someone
looking at you as you walk down the streets, you’re going to interpret them
through that lens of low mood and they will reinforce the way
you’re seeing things. So sometimes trying to shift away from
that a little bit it’s really, really helpful and one of the ways that you can
do this – and it may sound really simple, but until you try it you won’t know how
effective it is – is every day write down three things that you’re grateful for, or
three things that you’re proud of, or three things that have just made you
feel 1% happier. It could be as simple as eating a cheese sandwich that was really
good, or noticing the way a leaf blew in the wind, or it could be something more
profound like someone sending you a text that let you know that you’re on
their mind and you didn’t realize.

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