‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’

Manage challenging emotions:

– Acknowledge what you are feeling and notice any sensations in your body,
slow down, pause, take a breath and ground yourself.

– Take time to respond rather than react.

Remember to breathe:
Place one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest and as you breathe
normally in and out through your nose, count 10 full breaths.

Find ways to relax:
Take a bath, go for a walk, read a book, write in a reflective journal; allocate time
for whatever works for you.

Practice Mindfulness:
Focusing on the here and now can help us to notice and value the moment.

Practice gratitude regularly:
– Write down 3 good things about each day
– Share a positive story
– Say thank you to a colleague or loved one

Acknowledge and appreciate your strengths:
You are powerful beyond measure.

Need Help?
Freephone 1800 111 888 (any time, day or night) or visit www.yourmentalhealth.ie