Four Habits to cope in other Country
Excercise and Deep Breathing
Working out regularly is one of the best ways to relax your body and mind. Plus exercise will improve your mood. A 30 minutes walk is often enough!
Taking a few deep breaths can take the pressure off you right away. You’ll be surprised how much better you feel.
Eat well if you can
Eat a well-balanced diet will help you feel better. Add vegetable, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein to your regular diet and never skip meals.
Take a Break
You need to plan on some rest to give your mind time off from stress. Try to do something you like, do relaxing activities such as yoga or tai chi, listen to music, stay outdoor.
Talk with someone if you feel down
- If things are bothering you, talking about it can help. You can talk to family, friends, a trusted religious leader, your doctor, or a therapist.
- You can also talk to yourself but remember to try and stay positive. Listen closely to what you’re thinking or saying when you’re stressed out. If you’re giving yourself a negative message, change it to a positive one.
- For example, don’t tell yourself “I can’t do this.” Tell yourself instead: “I’m doing the best I can.”
- If you feel particularly negative and need to talk to someone but no-one is in sight you can also call the Red Cross and talk to us! Call 143 and we will be there to listen to you. If you are abroad, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you back!
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