Blog Articles From June 2015

Blog Articles From June 2015

Lifting Your Mood Through Activity – Part 2

In part 1, we talked about how lack of activity can lower your mood. Setting goals is an important step in helping you increase activity. Goals will help you to think about what you would like to work towards in the coming months. It may be useful to think about goals in relation to your values. Some examples of values: · Work, education, studying & learning · Friends & social activities · Family & intimate relationships · Physical health, exercise & wellbeing · Spirituality & religion · Recreation, leisure & […]...

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Lifting Your Mood Through Activity – Part 1

The symptoms of low mood or depression can bring about some drastic changes in a person’s life, daily routines, and their behaviour. Often it is these changes that makes mood worse and prevents the person from getting better. For example, a lack of motivation or energy can result in a person cutting back on their activities, neglecting their daily tasks and responsibilities, and leaving decision-making to others. Have you noticed these changes in yourself when you are feeling low? When your activity level decreases, you may become even less motivated […]...

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Managing Chronic Pain Or Fatigue – Part 2

In part 1 we looked at how you can learn to manage symptoms of pain and fatigue by pacing yourself. The first step is to complete an activity diary to calculate the amount of rest you had over the week and divide by 7. This gives you the amount of rest you need to take each day. You now need to make a plan for each day or week and try to stick to it, where possible. This will be personal to you. Examples of an initial activity program For […]...

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