10. Open to new things: stay curious and creative, and plan things to look forward toPsychologists say that a curious mindset is a , tempering stress and that it can even help cope with feelings like uncertainty. Similarly to volunteering, it also lights up the brain’s reward centres, delivering a dopamine boost whenever we learn something new or achieve a cherished goal.
Those at the Mental Health Foundation as a way of helping us to cope with difficult situations. It could be small, from carving out time to watch your favourite TV programme, to planning a holiday or even booking a day of annual leave to spend some time doing what makes you feel great. “Decide what you’ll do, when and with who and, if needed, book it,” they say.
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