What to do when feeling down – a few things that work for me
I've been through more than my fair share of feeling down episodes this lifetime. Although this might sound a bit crazy, I've learned along the way, that times of depression also have their bright side.
Tasting the sweetness and excitement of zest for life made me realize how much I despise not feeling good. Hence, I developed some methods to get out of funk faster.
Move Your Body Out of Feeling Down
Whether you've practiced that before or not, physical activity does make a difference when feeling down. Do some cleaning, exercise or go for a walk - no matter what your preference might be - as long as you're at least dragging your body around. It is the first step in the better-feeling direction.
There really is No such thing as "one size fits all" prescription for feeling better - that works for everyone - but even attempt at looking for change is a step in the right direction!
Treat yourself in any way that appeals to you. For me, flowers had been lifesavers time and time again because they never cease to cheer me up. No wonder I became a proud owner of many potted plants during the times of feeling down. There's another benefit to plants - they are a longer time solution. They keep my loving attention and help me "rise toward the light."
And if you don't have a soft spot for flowers in your heart, go and hang a new shower curtain in your bathroom, lay a new rug down in the kitchen or at your front door, get a new lamp or do something as crazy as rearranging the furniture.
Last but not least, you Can choose to Love Yourself, at any time. It is a process (not a flip of a switch!) from feeling down to feeling love for Your Self. But simply making a decision like that will make a positive difference.
If choosing love resonates with you, I recommend you search Amazon for the helpful, short and sweet, book on the topic titled: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant. You just might find a spiritual golden nugget in there.
I'm sure You also have some ways of veering the way you feel toward improvement. You're more than welcome to share them in the comments below. Sending Love and Light your way, every time I possibly can! 🙂