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Hi everyone it’s Ruby! Now more than ever we need to take care of ourselves. 

By making one small change in your day, you'll soon find that you feel healthier, happier, and ready for anything.


Get your sweat on

I participate in a virtual- athletics class each week where we do fun exercises, helping to keep our minds and body fit. Exercise isn’t just for losing weight; it’s also a powerful mental health tool proven to help depression and anxiety.


Create a “Yay!” list

Every- night, write down anything that made you say "Yay!" during the day. Think finding hidden money in your pocket, a surprise call from a friend, sunny skies, or discovering a new park. This will help you recognize things going right in your life instead of focusing on the negative.


Donate your time


Volunteering gives us purpose, which raises our self-esteem and lowers loneliness. A study of those with social anxiety found that people who lent a helping hand felt less anxious about social situations than those who didn’t.


Take a relaxing bath

Instead of speeding through a two- minute shower, find time to soak in the bath uninterrupted. Bring in candles, music, or a book for a total escape.


Take a photo- of anything!

Regular snapping and sharing (whatever the subject!) help people stop and take time for themselves and connect with others. For extra motivation, post a daily picture to Instagram with the hashtag #365challenge. After a year, scroll back and relive the moments. I love taking pictures of nature and my cousin’s dog Luna!


Discover a new podcast


People can shift their moods to match the tones of voice they’re hearing. So why not listen to an inspiring podcast, like dreambigpodcast.com, whenever you need a boost?


Take a course in something brand-new


Maybe you’ve always wanted to try dancing, painting or photography. Active learning exercises your brain — and you may meet new friends.


“Embrace yourself, others and your surroundings”


Ruby Xx