Emma Kinsella gives us her experience on How to Stay Positive…
I have a healthy lifestyle
I practice positive thinking
There are lots of elements that make up a healthy lifestyle
Keeping active and learning new things are important
Socialising is a major part of a healthy lifestyle
I attend Sunbeam House Services every day. I have a lot of friends that I care for. It is important to have a good relationship with friends. In the training centre, I do Art, Pottery, Computers, Horticulture, Woodwork, Literacy and Numeracy, Music, Drama, Hiking, Cooking, Sewing, Sports and Chair Yoga. I also go on trips and holidays.
I work in a nursing home in the community and I play music for the residents.
It makes me happy when I help other people to feel better.
It is important to keep active and I do exercises every day. I’m looking forward to trying out Zumba Dancing after Easter. I like to keep a balanced lifestyle by going to bed early so that I have energy for work.
I practise positive thinking every day.
I focus on the good thoughts and to get rid of the bad thoughts, I type, talk, play music and do art to let them go. I also use a stress ball.
My tips for a healthy lifestyle are:
- Believe that friends are near, even if you can’t see them.
- Express your troubles by talking, writing and doing art.
- Do exercises every day such as going for a walk. On your walk, spot things that make you happy, for example, the sound of birdsong or the sound of the sea, or the smell of flowers and herbs.