Life is full of ups and downs, nobody is living a perfect life and is happy all the time. There are ways that can help you beat feeling sad and low when things aren’t quite going to plan. It can feel like you are in a downward spiral but these habits will help you break out and find your happiness again. Your happiness isn’t conditional to what you have or circumstances in your life. You can take control over it and practice a happier lifestyle. Yes, we all have low points, it wouldn’t be life without them. But for the most part, life should be enjoyed. Here are 7 ways in which I have found have helped me pull myself out of a low mood.
7 Habits Of Happiness
1. Why Are You Unhappy?
The first step to finding your happy again is establishing why you are not feeling great in the first place. It is much better to face your problems head-on rather than hide them. They will catch up with you later on. It may take some time to heal yourself, which is perfectly normal, with some time you will feel so much better.
2. Maintain A Self Care Routine
From the most basic things of self-care like drinking water to treating yourself to a new hairdo. Self-care makes us feel and look better. Boosting your self-esteem you will then be more likely to accept that invitation to go to an event or go on a date. When you don’t feel good about yourself you tend to shut yourself away and that won’t help with your low mood.
I feel best when I have solid routines in my life. Such as not sleeping in on my days off, I feel better when I get up and do my normal work morning routine. Make sure you go to bed at a decent time on work days to get enough sleep, this should help alleviate the need to sleep in on your day off.
3. Declutter Your Life
We all have those to do lists that we never get around to actually doing. Use time now to get these things done. For me, I love to declutter my phone, sort through pictures, messages. This all helps in starting a fresh phase of your life. Don’t cling to something that reminds of the past or things that make you unhappy.
4. Rethink Your Purpose
When you feel low it is so easy to forget your why. Maybe you need some new goals or you just need to realign with the goals you already have. Giving yourself a refreshed sense of direction can help boost your motivation.
5. Learn Something
I strive to always be learning and improving myself, it helps me stay focused on my goals. If I am always learning, I am therefore always progressing. By learning something new you may find a new hobby or even a career path, the extent that it could change your life is limitless. You never know where your new skill could lead. You don’t have to take on a huge new project, it could be as small as watching YouTube videos discussing the topic you want to learn. The important thing is you are expanding your knowledge.
6. Social Media Detox
There is nothing worse than feeling down about yourself and seeing everyone ‘living their best life’ all over social media. Just remember that what you are seeing isn’t reality. It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others.
7. Practise Gratitude
This is something I have really been trying to improve over the last year. We are so focused on our goals and where we want to be that we actually forget to just enjoy and appreciate what we already have. You can actually be happy with so little. We are surrounded by adverts each and every day that are trying to sell us ‘a better, happier life’. It’s so true in that money doesn’t buy happiness. You can find happiness regardless of your circumstances, it is not conditional to what you have.
I hope this has helped you or inspires you to try and break your low mood. I promise you that things will get better, your current situation won’t be forever and you will find happiness. Give yourself time and take each day as it comes. Let me know your favourite ways to improve your mood in a comment below!
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