We all get a little down sometimes. It’s normal living in this crazy world, where we’re constantly worried about time and success, bills and failure, love and emotions. It’s alright to take a step back every once in a while and just let it out. If you ever feel that you’re having trouble picking yourself back up at times, here’s a few things that may help to get back on that horse…
Deep breathing and trying to clear your mind of all the noisy thoughts your brain tends to bear throughout the day can really help. Sometimes when you’re feeling a little low you may unwillingly provoke more thoughts that keep you down. Drown those out, they are not your friend at these times.
Change Your Focus
Learning what you like to do as a pastime can really be helpful during stressful times. Distracting yourself from…well… yourself is a great way to ease a troubled mind. Focus on building something or perhaps reading is your forté. I personally like to write or draw and find that I’ll lose myself for a few hours in what I’m doing rather than getting lost in my head.
Switch The Vibes
Maybe you’re feeling a bit frantic and overly stressed out, turning on some soothing instrumentals may help to balance you out. I typically listen to music as I’m working on something as a double dose of combatting negativity. Maybe you’re not stressed and you just need a boost in energy cause you’re feeling a bit lethargic, that’s okay too. Tossing on something high energy can help to raise those spirits high.
*Keep in mind to never play something that will remind you of a past event that was equally as sad. If you’re wallowing about a break-up, playing the song you listened to on your first date, will definitely not help the situation.
Fake It Till You Make It
This last tidbit sounds kind of off, but it actually does help. When you’ve exhausted all other options, just take a look in the mirror and smile. Yes, I did say smile. When you appear to be happy on the outside, your body will naturally react and stimulate the happy part of your brain. It’s sort of deceitful in a way to trick yourself into thinking you’re in a good mood, but you very well should be.
Life’s too short to be anything less than happy, so the next time you’re feeling down in the dumps, remember to smile and don’t worry, be happy.