Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6 Things To Do To Lift Your Spirits
Quote of the day:
When life gets you down, improvise as if crawling was part of the choreography.
We all have those moments when we become overwhelmed by life, family, work, friends, and the environment we live in. This change of disposition can be quite depressing to crawl out of. Whenever I feel this way, I tend to want to isolate myself -away from everything, but more often than not, I gather myself together. Here are 6 of some of the things I do to lift my mood.
This is a great way to focus the mind and in the process derive meaning from whatever is being read. I read books, or inspirational articles, with a drink or tea by my side. This helps to calm my thoughts in a pleasing way.
While it may seem better to remain isolated, actually getting up and doing stuff around the house helps. I take the garbage out, do some cleaning and or laundry, and clear my working area. This helps to improve my mood, with a cleaner and more organized environment.
There is nothing as good as a great playlist to listen to when you are feeling down. But beware, some genres may make things worse off. So I listen to upbeat songs , and with my headphones on I get to also do stuff around the house.
4. Go For A Walk.
There's something about taking walks that relaxes the mind. Be it a stroll in the park surrounded by birds, and or people, or just a quiet walk around the neighbourhood. Walking is always a wonderful way for me to unwind, plus it counts as exercise.
A good movie is definitely worthwhile. I tend to go for some comedy or blockbuster flicks. Of course with the former, laughter is guaranteed and helps to put me in a relaxed mood all the time.
6. Speaking To Someone.
Although it may seem a bad idea to communicate with anyone, I have found that placing a call to a friend or family member just to say hello helps. Every time I ended a call it always made me feel much better, as conversations tended to take different dimensions -which forced me to communicate and forget about my feelings -even if momentarily.
What do you when you are feeling down?
Peace. Love. Light*
Current Listen: One Republic -Counting Stars