1. Lean on your support network of family and friends – Though many people are concerned about becoming too reliant on the support of our loved ones, this is what they are there for. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for support.
2. Take baby steps – Start small and work your way up. If you don’t think that clubbing five nights a week is going to help then just take small steps. Get out of the house, go for a coffee, meet a friend for lunch and build up your confidence again.
3. Exercise on a regular basis – Physical activity can help to relieve stress and may help to boost mood. A huge amount of research has shown the medical merits of exercise, proving that it works to increase the production of endorphins.
4. Don’t take it personally – The moment we blame ourselves or others for any problems we waste energy in beating ourselves up instead of using that valuable energy to analyse our choices and ensure we don’t make the same mistake twice.
5. Be flexible – Setbacks in our lives often bring about life altering changes and we must ensure we are flexible in accepting them. Try to view the change as an opportunity and believe in yourself and the ability to handle it. For example if you share a house with a partner and go through a break-up, don’t put yourself down about whats happened but see moving out as an opportunity to invest in your own property and start a new life.