Clean your room – or at least your desk/bed/floor. It will help your head to feel clear too.
Open your curtains & windows – fresh air and natural light can do wonders in my experience. Plus, it helps regulate your sleep, appetite, and mood.
Take a shower or have a bath – especially important if you haven’t had one in a while. This will help you feel refreshed.
Put on clean clothes – and put the clothes you were wearing in the wash.
If you tend to spend all your time in your room, get out of it for a bit – do something in the kitchen or lounge, or go for a walk (even if it’s just around the block)
Stretch – there are plenty of stretching and yoga videos on you tube. Look some up and give them a go.
Drink a glass of water – and keep one near you too. I’m sure you already know this, but staying hydrated is important.
Get the hard/important tasks out of the way while you have the energy – when we have mental illness, running out of energy early in the day is very normal. Try to get all the most important things done first.
Have some comfort food, but make sure you eat healthy too – it’s alright to eat something you like, but have some fruit and vegetables too. If you don’t like plain fruit, consider making a smoothie instead.
Set some goals – it doesn’t matter how small or big they are (eg. have 3 meals today, go for a walk in the afternoon), whether they are daily or weekly, but achieving goals can make you feel as though you have accomplished something.
And finally, remember that it is okay to have bad days – bad days don’t mean you’ve lost all progress in your recovery, and they don’t make you worthless or a bad person. Don’t give up just because you’ve had a bad day/week/etc. It’s okay to have days that don’t go so great. Stay strong xx