I've been having wild ups and downs and have been really trying to keep some things consistent and controlled in my life, such as the things I eat, the environments I'm in, the things that I do with my time. I was curious about the kinds of things that help other people. The kinds of things that people swear by, stick by and have confidence in. They don't have to be scientifically proven things, but I'd like to hear about the things that have been helping you since your brain woe.
Dietary - avocados, walnuts, coconut oil, sage tea, fruit, nuts and seeds, magnesium. I fully believe that breakfast is a must. The things listed are things that i have stocked always for energy bursts, calmness and cooling. Is there anything in your diet that you've stuck with and recommend?
Practices - yoga, meditation and walking. I don't do yoga or mediate often because of time wobbles and structureless days but I really want to find ways to be more active. Do you exercise? Are you socially active? Gyms? What are some good in-house practices for those that don't get out much? Do you write in journals? Do you organise? Do you volunteer?
Socialising? What are your ideal social environments? My mood swings flit between being able to socialise and not at all. Right now I like socialising with less than 3 people, in a park or in a quiet cafe. Places with little distractions. Slowly realising that drinking and smoking are big anxiety crutches.
Please add your own things and tell your own stories. I'm very interested to read about how we try to help ourselves (successfully or, usually, not so successfully).