Sunday, 17 June 2018

5 Ways To Make Each Day A Positive One!

I have suffered from depression and anxiety for a long, long, long, long time. And I'm very aware that some days are better than others. And some days, even being positive isn't enough to break you out of that slump you woke up to find yourself in. That black cloud isn't always easily shifted. But there are some really easy ways you can make each day a positive one, even if you do feel paralysed by depression. 

1. Smile. Smiling instantly releases feel-good chemicals to make you feel better. A quick and easy way to boost your mood!

2. Get moving. It might feel like a massive effort on those bad days, but getting moving really does help. Even just the movement of dancing to your radio releases endorphins, which are proven to make you feel happier. 

3. Have a bath. Having a good soak in the tub grounds you in the present moment, as well as making you feel good. Which, in turn, makes you feel happy! 

4. Do something kind. Helping someone else can not only give you perspective, but also fill you with positivity. It can be as simple as calling a family member, complimenting a stranger or 'paying it forward' in your local coffee shop. 

5. Take stock of what you're grateful for. Taking the time to jot down 3-5 things you're grateful for each day allows you to focus on the positive things in your life. 

It's so easy to allow ourselves to wallow when that familiar black cloud starts hovering over us. But with just a few easy tips, you can change your negative mindset to a more positive one. You can allow yourself, instead of wallowing, to feel good. And some days, that might just be enough to blow that black cloud away again. And on the days it isn't enough? That's okay, too. Just remember, the dark days will always pass. No matter how awful they feel, they are only temporary. You will get through this. 

How do you deal with a bad day?

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