Mental Health – Have fun

Slow down. Smell the roses…Stop filling every moment of your life. This is easier said than done, but the less things you are committed to the more time you will have to relax, catch-up and reap the benefits of a simpler life.

We all need to take time to slow down and relax. It is a big part of managing stress and enjoying our lives. When we do not take time to slow down, stresses can add up until we feel too overwhelmed to do anything. When we relax, it is easier to see problems and solutions clearly. It is easier to manage difficult feelings, and it is easier to see the good sides of things.

It is easier to focus on what is happening now instead of worrying about the past or future. How you relax is up to you. Yoga, meditation, tai chi and breathing exercises are popular activities or just not overcommitting to other people.  Mental Health – Have fun, Other people relax by reading, doing art, exercising, spending time in nature or playing with pets.

Managing your time effectively, reminding yourself you need to slow down and factor in ‘you’ time every week. Become committed to you and letting your brain and body rest.  Many community centres or community groups have classes you can join. You can also learn more online or in books.

Once you slow down there is more room to have fun! Which sounds frivolous but is actually a critical part of the well-being puzzle,

When life is full to the brim of things we have to do we forget what even having fun is about. It’s about doing things we enjoy, and this is good for our health. Downtime, having fun helps us feel refreshed, and helps us feel good about ourselves. When there is more balance in life, it’s easier to cope with stress and other problems.

When we feel sad or worried, we often stop doing the little things that make us happy. This makes us feel worse. Make a list of the things you can do each day that make you happy. Then give yourself time for these activities. Use your problem-solving skills to find ways to add more of these activities in your life. Here is an example. You may put “reading books” on your list, but you think that you do not have time to read. After doing some problem solving, you might start bringing your book to work or school to read during your lunch break.  You may commit to a free computer/email day every week. A switch off day where it’s about being outdoors, not rushing and reconnecting with what makes you feel happy.

Aisling Kinghan
Aisling Kinghan
2020-10-08
Anne is amazing, TRTP has changed my entire outlook on life, how I interact with people, and what I’m doing. In the few months since TRTP my life has honestly changed so much for the better, it’s beyond what I could have ever imagined. My friends and family are also noticing it! And amazingly, every day gets better. Thank you so much Anne!
Daniel Rodgers
Daniel Rodgers
2020-07-07
Working in the Health industry, Melbourne Counselling Centre is the first place we recommend all our patients with ongoing challenges.
Rick Saunders
Rick Saunders
2020-07-07
I would not hesitate to refer anyone seeking an effective solution to an ongoing mental health concern.
Poki Samuels
Poki Samuels
2020-03-31
Well all I can say is that Anne has helped me get through some of the anger And trauma Been built up inside of me for years and I have not known how to deal with it. She took me step by step on to see how I could overcome these issues that were holding me back on achieving some of my greatest goals in life. Thank you so much Anne 🙏🏾
Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson
2019-09-18
TRTP has completely changed the way I think about myself and the world around me. The changes have been extraordinary in such a short space of time. I suddenly find myself walking forward with a new set of positive core beliefs which others are noticing on a daily basis Anne supported me through the process with expertise, compassion and patience. TRTP really does offer you a new launch pad from which to embark on a new journey. I’m so grateful for having this opportunity to do this work with Anne
Daniela J
Daniela J
2019-06-14
I had been struggling with life and reliving my trauma for over 20 years, I tried everything and nothing worked. Finally I was referred to Anne, who took me through The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) as that is the process that helped shift the past and get you to a better place.  Words cannot express how she turned my life completely around. For once, I am actually excited about life, I am actually thinking about my future. I feel like my life has been reset, I have a second chance and I am developing my life the way I want it to be, rather than the influences I was brought up with. Anne, I am indebted to you, thank you so much.
Housam Ahmad
Housam Ahmad
2019-04-04
I recently visited Anne Serry because I was told to do a anger management course. I’m am happy to say that Anne help me and I am grateful. Anne also learns about your life digging so deep into the family and finding the right solution to help you through your problems. Enough said call her if you are experiencing bad habits or bad issues, she will break them down and help you solve your own problems. Thank you very much Anne Serry! I will defiantly call you if I have any other problems God bless
Anna Anasa
Anna Anasa
2019-03-23
Completing The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) with Anne has helped me profoundly. I feel free and less anxious around matters that used to overwhelm me, and my day-to-day experience is calmer and much less reactive. I can't thank Anne enough for this life-enhancing process!
Jess Taylor
Jess Taylor
2019-03-22
Anne took me through the step by step process of TRTP. It has completely resolved all my traumatic experiences that I haven’t been able to do by just talking to a professional . It’s a very powerful therapy that has changed my life . I can now be the happy positive person that I’m meant to be 😊😊