Every so often we will put together a post that lists a heap of things you can do to unwind your mind. It will also suggest things like a good book, tv programme or link to an interesting article.
The above picture is by the amazing artist/designer Tere Arigo and if you click on it you will be directed to her amazing website.
This week’s unwind your mind tips
- Allow yourself some private time each day, even a minimum of a half hour.
- Pray and meditate
- Take a long walk. Exercise that relaxes and gives new perspectives
- Turn off the phone, and allow your answering machine to pick up your calls. This is a mindsaver.
Snuggle up with a good book
Our first website recommendation is Irish website www.spunout.ie
Well, what can I say about spunout.ie? For me one word that describes itis AMAZING. For those who have never heard of it- it basically has information on anything that you could possible ever want to know as a young person. Its content on mental wellbeing is top-notch and everything is written especially for young people so doesn’t contain any of that old medical jargon. Def worth checking out! It is extremely popular with young people all over the country and if you aren’t already a regular visitor-make it a priority!
Spunout is aimed at young people aged 16-25 and is a wealth of information providing factsheets on a range of health and lifestyle issues, and linking users to relevant help services throughout the country. A key part of the site is the forum which allows young people to interact with other young people- this forum is moderated with trained moderators and is open 24 hours a day.
Many find that the peer support available on the forum is invaluable and because they are anonymous can receive support on issues that they may be afraid to discuss with their family or friends. There is also a comprehensive database of services all around the country which can offer help and support.
To leave you with a wise saying by Margaret Mead-