I’ve always been amazed by the way my mind works.I never understood how one minute I can think to myself: “things are going great!” and the next: “oh,wait a minute, no, they’re not, everything sucks“.I wish it was as easy as “changing your thoughts”.It’s not.Sometimes, when you already find yourself in a difficult place, the smallest of thoughts can lead to stress and obsessive worrying.
1. WHERE ARE MY FEELINGS.
This is the first thing you should be asking yourself; where are my feelings of negativity coming from?Am I going through something?Are there any changes happening in my life?Am I staying healthy?Am I taking care of myself?It’s important to understand why you’re feeling the way you do. Sometimes, it does seem like these waves of negative emotions come out of nowhere, but there’s almost always a reason.
2. TAKE A SHOWER.
The thing about being in a negative, bad, or difficult place, is that it affects pretty much every single aspect of your life. You don’t feel like doing anything, your productivity levels drop, you sometimes take your frustration out on others- and then feel guilty about it.Here’s something that always makes me feel better when I’m in a slump; I take a long shower. As warm water hits your muscles and helps them relax, lowers your tension; it can feel like you’re literally washing the stress away; the sound of running water is soothing, and, for a lot of us, taking a shower is the only time we get to have a bit of privacy during the day.
3. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.
This is something we often refuse to do. It’s very easy to say: “I can’t be happy because I had a messed up childhood“, “I can’t be successful because I don’t deserve it“, “why should I put all this effort into this if no one will notice anyway“, “I won’t help, if no one appreciates my help“.