On days when I am home during the afternoons, I make sure to go out and catch some sunlight. Having extremely long and curly hair, the days that I wash it have become motivation to get outside. This way I can air dry my hair and soak up some precious Vitamin D. It sure does help to lift my mood, especially when I have my Spotify playlist for a ‘sad day’ on.
One of the downfalls of social media for me has been the prevalence of content that glorifies diet culture. Some days it’s okay if you want a plain hot chocolate with full-cream milk a marshmallow, especially on a cold day!
I have found staying connected with my family and friends overseas is very beneficial, as well as socialising with local friends. Once I leave the house, I feel happy that I made the effort to do so, rather than being in bed 24/7 and increasing my screen time to 10 hours a day.
Finally, as a fashion and skincare junkie, I absolutely love winter fashion. I also enjoy taking the time to design the perfect winter skincare routine, to make sure my skin stays moisturised and nourished despite the harsh drying air!
This piece was written by one of the ICLA eFriend Peer Support Workers. eFriend is an online platform where you can connect with a trained peer support worker whom has their own lived experience of feeling lonely, isolated, stressed or worried. You can speak to your eFriend Peer via video or phone call. Your eFriend Peer will listen, validate and provide hope. If you like, they can also assist you to identify any other services you may like to try or help you create plans to improve your personal well-being. Or they can simply listen.