It’s easy to get down on ourselves. Sometimes life gets to us and that’s okay, but the trick is to figure out ways to get out of that funk. I’m a big believer in the idea that when you feel good, good things happen to you. Our thoughts create things, so when were feeling down or negative, our thoughts tend to stay negative, but when we’re able to look on the bright side, our thoughts and feelings reflect it. This helps make good things come to us. So how do we do it? How do we turn the coin when negative thoughts start to infect our worldview? Here are some quick tips that have helped me in the past and I do believe that they will help you too.
Smile- Seriously. Even when you’re feeling down, try to force a smile. Something that might help is biting on a pen or your finger. Studies have shown that even the fakest of smiles can help lift spirits and change your outlook.
Go For A Jog- If you can, fill the extra time in your day with some exercise. Go for a walk or a jog. Cardio is best. You’ll feel amazing afterwards and energized after. Plus, exercise releases endorphins so ride that workout high to help you feel better.
Be Grateful- Jot down all the things you’re thankful for or list them in your head. Reminding yourself of all the good in your life is a helpful tool to remember that things aren’t as bad as you think and that life is beautiful.
Let Your Feelings Out- It’s important that we don’t bottle up our negative feelings, so try to let them out the best you can. If you’re angry, try yelling into a pillow to help you get it out of your system. If you’re feeling down, then journal what you’re feeling to sort through it all. Take some deep breaths and then do your best to stay out of your head, and happy instead.