The weather is all clumsy and we are trapped at home — for good! Our moods are having amazing swings but the impact is not welcoming enough. Are you feeling too low to get high? Too low to work or to even just exist? Read more to know how to tackle this!
Sometimes life throws at you unexpected scenes which you have to deal with by the way. No matter how hard you try to make yourself smile or just be worth the while, you just can’t. And you know what? It’s alright. Well, there are a number of things which could be done to simply uplift your mood. A pro tip before shooting you the 10 ways — first, believe that you will be alright, that this too shall pass!
1. Be around sympathetic people
I know it all feels like falling apart and you don’t have the energy to interact. But trust me when I say, talking to people helps. To be precise, sympathetic people. Don’t be hesitant to speak out your guilts, fears and things resisting you from being happy. Just spill the beans and receive those hugs. Calm yourself while you are in it. If you can’t meet anyone, just call them up. Talk to them and pour your heart down.
2. Little by little — take it easy champ!
Piles of work, mountain-like pressure has never helped anyone to ‘uplift’ mood! Sort your work, take steps one by one. Don’t try to carry the weight of an elephant on an ant-like shoulder. Right now, all you need is rest. And don’t you blame yourself for doing nothing that day. It’s alright, you are here, you are breathing, are surviving and that is brave!
3. Go back to discovering your enjoyment
Gift yourself with delicious food. Pick your favorite book and make that strong coffee and enjoy it. Take a hot shower and talk to plants. Do what makes you more yourself. When dark thoughts linger, introduce them to light. Don’t run away from these emotions, instead face them, feel them and let them go.
4. Step out already
Step out of your home. The walls may feel like closing upon you. Chase the sunlight, go on a trip. Ride the bicycle up on the hill. Go smell that rose on the roadside and dirty your feet in the mud. Walk a little, run a little and jump a little. This will help you gain control over yourself and feels much lighter. I bet you!
5. Beat the blues
Ensure that you count your blessings and not the things which ain’t aligned in your way. Be grateful for every breath you take. Make a list of things in your life which cheer you up, it may be your friends, family or your lover. It may be your favorite teacup or the painting on your wall. When blues hit you, beat ’em right away with this power list!
6. Stop the blame game
Things will take a slow turn and they don’t have to be sudden always. Believe in it. Even if things are going downhill, believe that you will be alright. Don’t despair or give up before the sun rises. Give yourself some time, enough rest and pamper yourself. Instead of questioning “Why am I like this?” Tell yourself “I’m perfect and all I need is a little time”!
7. Save priorities for later
When you are low, you are out of your own lane. To make decisions or make some important amendments at such time is very critical and must be avoided at every chance. It’s not a perfect time to quit that job or to break up. Think about this only when you are sure that you are fine. Hastiness won’t fetch good results.
8. Sleep like a baby!
So exhausted are we. Let’s just break it down and forget the world. Jump in the bed and curl up with your soft blanket and dive into a deep sleep. Sleep is a very popular method of cheering yourself. Try it out, works good for me!
9. Consult a health professional
Talk to a therapist if you don’t find friends or family helpful. Seek out an appointment and don’t hesitate to open up. Consult your needs and address your emotions. The therapist might just swipe his magic wand and make you alright!
10. Avoid negative people and call only positive ones!
“But that’s my best friend” — NO! even if he’s your best friend but gives out negative vibes, you totally avoid calling them at such times. Talk to people who are optimistic and give out good vibes. Hang out with people who share and understand, above all the care to address your emotional needs.
Love yourself because you are worth it!