Many of us go so long feeling sad and miserable. A lot of people think that you can’t possibly change how you see life without taking pills or numbing it via drugs/alcohol, but that’s not true. There are a ton of ways to have been days, to make yourself feel better, and they usually all start with how you’re getting yourself up. Obviously, there are times when even these don’t work and in that case, you should seek a doctors advice, but I would defiantly give these a try before rushing off to the doctors to get a pill.
- Learn To Forgive and Move On.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to just forget and move on because honestly, it wasn’t worth the pain of being upset. It’s as simple as that, holding a grudge only bring you down, so forgive and move on.
- Get A Cardio Workout In.
When I say cardio, I don’t mean running. Cardio workouts can be almost anything from walking to skating to swimming, but it is so important to get that in every day, if not every day, almost every day. Cardio is a way to really release built up emotions, endorphins, and just being able to forget about your emotions and what’s going on with your life at the moment, is amazing. I’ve found that when I get some form of cardio workout in, I usually have an amazing attitude the rest of the day!
- Make Smiling A Habit.
I’ve always been the girl who smiles, so this is something I’ve never had a problem with. But it is defiantly something you should make a habit, just smiling in general with help to lie your spirits! Seriously, how is it even possible to be mad when smiling? Yes, I don’t think it is. Smiling is such a simple and small thing you can do, but it will change the way you feel about things. Instead of seeing everything through a negative eye, you’ll start seeing it through a happy eye. Okay, that may be a little overkill but seriously, it will help!
- Start A Schedule.
This seems so obvious, but I know enough people who say “I just can’t get on a schedule because…” and then they tell me that because they are in school or because they’re working or something like that. But having worked in a hospital with people who are working 12-hour shifts, overnights, they will tell you that the only way to maintain a healthy mental state is to have a schedule.
I actually have one myself that I try and follow! From when I go to sleep, wake up, to when I even eat. Mine is going to bed around 12 am, getting up at 8 am, eating breakfast around 9 am, lunch around 1:30 pm, and dinner around 8:30 pm. And this is just the basic structure that I follow and when I don’t I can always tell the difference. I feel sleepy, anxious, frustrated, or even mad.
Set a schedule that you can follow regardless of the day, maybe when you were a teenager you could bounce back but as an adult, it just doesn’t work that way, at all!
- Get Some Vitamin D!
I won’t go into much detail but if you don’t know what vitamin D is, it’s the sunshine! Okay, it’s not actually the sunshine, but you can get vitamin D from the sun! Sunshine has so many benefits, everything from helping to bust your immune system, increase energy levels and helping with depression! You can literally find a million articles on the subject, so I won’t get into much of it. But get out in the sun as much as you can! Spend 30 minutes, and hour out in the sun and I promise you will feel better! But make sure if you’re spending a longer period of time to have the proper protection on because sunburns are not fun!
I hope these tips helped y’all out!
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