I think everyone goes through a period in their life where they find it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You start to question what your purpose is in life or dwell on the fact that you could be doing better. I feel that it’s necessary to allow yourself to feel down as it’s okay not to be okay, although, I also believe that you shouldn’t allow yourself to dwell on these matters for prolonged periods. Staying stagnant in your unhappiness will do nothing to encourage change and self-growth.
Talking about mental health and wellness is something that I have become extremely passionate about over the past year, especially as low mood and anxiety is something that I’m working on. There is no overnight cure that makes low mood or anxiety disappear, however, I do believe that you can implement small changes in your life that will raise your vibrations and make you happier in the long run.
Live in the present– Anxiety can manifest from being worried about the future or by letting the past affect your present. When I started to practice mindfulness and being conscious of living in the present, I noticed a shift in my anxiety levels, and it also made me more appreciative of the little things.
Practice gratitude– Gratitude does wonders for raising your vibrations and puts you in the mindset of receiving. Two powerful ways in which you can start practising gratitude are; 1) Start feeling grateful for the small things 2) Write gratitude lists or keep a gratitude journal.
Meditate or have quiet time- Try to find 10-15 minutes in the day where you spend time alone, disconnect from your phone, and practice deep breathing. This is a simple yet effective way to rapidly eliminate stress.
Spend time in nature- There is something soothing about being surrounded by greenery, trees, and fresh air. Take yourself to the park and practice breathing in the beautiful nature. I personally find it comforting to star watch and look up at the great sky.
Do things you love- Doing things you love and that make you feel inspired is a great way of increasing your personal happiness. Also, be around people that bring out the best in you, and that make you feel happy.
Give out love- I am a great believer in whatever you give out you receive back. Give someone a compliment, do something good for someone, be there for someone if they are going through a tough time. Giving out love and positive vibes will instantly elevate your vibrations.
Get your body moving- I’ve mentioned how exercise has been a huge component in helping me tackle my anxiety. Find a form of exercise that is enjoyable and make it a habit in implementing it into your daily routine. Getting your body moving releases happy endorphins in your body and provides you with a natural high!
Eat a healthy & nutritional diet- Be kind to your body and your body will be kind to you- Fuelling your body with nutritional foods packed with vitamins and goodness will instantly make you feel 100% better, plus taking care of your vitality and health is an excellent way of practicing self-care!
Declutter- I instantly feel better when the space around me is clean and tidy. Decluttering and getting rid of things you no longer need or use is a great way of clearing your mind and creating a happy space around you.
Positive self-talk- The best way to start practicing positive self-talk is to become aware of negative self-talk and challenge it. Writing lists of things you like about yourself and saying them out loud can do amazing things for your self-confidence. Another powerful confidence booster is speaking positive affirmations to yourself in front of a mirror. This takes a lot of practice but is a fundamental step to take in practising self-love and increasing your vibrations.
What things do you like to do to make yourself feel happier and raise your vibrations?