Today has been one of those days where I have felt a little bit down. I didn’t feel like writing any of my planned blogtober posts, so I thought I would do something different. I got thinking about what I do to lift my mood and clear my head. No one is happy 24/7, we are all human and life is full of ups and downs. We just have to remember that our emotions will always change and we won’t feel down forever.
To make the times we are feeling a little low easier to deal with, we just need to really focus on things we enjoy doing and most importantly the things we grateful for. I believe that most of the time we make issues out to be bigger than they actually are. By focusing on what we are grateful for, we are not spending loads of time overthinking our problems.
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude” – Denis Waitley
Today I focused on doing the things that I enjoy and make me happy. I went and saw my friend this morning and we went out for a walk. It is always good to get out of the house and have a good chat. You can’t keep your feelings bottled up, they will eat away you. By talking to someone else you can gain a different perspective on the matter. I then worked throughout the afternoon. To help productivity when feeling low, make a to do list of achievable tasks and get started on them.
When I finished working I decided to walk down the beach in the evening and managed to catch a gorgeous sunset. I always take my dog and I love taking her to the beach at the moment, she really likes the sea. The beach makes me feel so calm and watching such a beautiful sunset reminds of how grateful I am for the things I have in my life. This helped me clear my head and made me realise the things that were bothering me weren’t as big of an issue as I had made them to be.
“You are responsible for your happiness. In fact, you create it. You attract it, you manifest it, you are the architect of your reality.”
What things do you like to do to lift your mood?