It always seems to happen to the nicest people. They’re going along feeling great and embracing life when all of a sudden, the rug is pulled out from underneath their feet.
Job loss, health problems, a broken heart…
Seriously, what’s next?
Perhaps you can relate?
What matters the most when you’re feeling down and low is what you decide to do about your situation. Resist the urge to stay in bed for days, bust out crying at the grocery store, or have an unproductive pity party.
I’ve got 5 pieces of advice (do’s & don’ts) to help you turn your negatives into positives.
1) Don’t spend a fortune at your favourite boutique.
Some people believe in retail therapy. I don’t. Actually, that’s a lie. I do, but only until that credit card bill comes in.
For most, retail therapy usually brings on more stress at the end of the month and only provides a brief, temporary feeling of happiness.
Sure a sexy red dress and designer pumps look great, but if you really want to make a therapeutic purchase, book a relaxing organic spa treatment or get yourself a yoga membership.
Guaranteed, these will do a lot more for your stress hormones than designer clothes and shoes.
2) Don’t plop yourself on the couch and drink until you blackout.
You’ll wake-up feeling worse – hungover, unmotivated, and depressed. How about sipping on some delicious organic tea, taking a bath with healing essential oils, or watching a funny movie with a friend?
3) Don’t post your personal problems on social media.
Rather, book an appointment and speak to a professional that can actually help you.
A Naturopathic Doctor, psychotherapist, or life coach can support you through this difficult time.
They can provide you with steps to take that will help you focus on a new situation, rather than dwelling or feeling stuck in your current state.
4) Don’t compare yourself to your Facebook friends.
The Facebook posts and photos that your friends are sharing may make you feel insecure or worse about yourself. If you tend to feel down easily while scrolling your feed, do a Facebook detox and give yourself some time away from social media.
5) Don’t dwell on what’s not going right in your life…
Do spend some time creating your vision!
Why not have some friends over to create inspiring vision boards? Select images that ignite that ‘wow’ feeling.
Choose images that make your heart skip a beat.
When you’re pasting images and words onto bristol board, make sure you’re relaxed, clear, and smiling. Create your vision from a place of love and confidence!
Ask yourself what you need to feel better. Do you need to spend time with a friend and talk about what’s ailing you? Would hitting the gym be helpful?
Whatever you are going through, know that things will be better soon…