Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Rebecca Dolman
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We all have those days where we just can ‘t be bothered, or we feel down but don’t quite know why. It’s totally natural and we all go through it. Here are some tips to beat the down in the dumps slump, and get back to feeling happy and full of life!
Prioritize! A lot of the time we simply act on what we want rather than what we need. We act on impulse for short term gain, and sacrifice the things that really matter in the long term. Allow some time for you to sit down and really think about what you want from life. Do you want to find a new job? Do you need to save for a house? Do you want to run a marathon? Whatever it is, decide on it and write it down! Writing it down is almost like a commitment. It’s official once it’s on paper! If you really want to be focused, you could break down your goals into the steps that need to be taken. Keep track of your progress, and if you get tempted along the way, ask yourself is it worth sacrificing your goal.
Next up is mindfulness. Practising being mindful has a whole range of benefits. It can improve both your mental and physical health. Being mindful involves being aware of your thoughts and surroundings, noticing them but not judging. If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, practising this can be really helpful. A great way to do this is through meditation. There are loads of meditation videos on YouTube you can follow. Or there’s a brilliant app called Headspace which is available on Android and Apple. There’s a free 10 day trial which gives you 10 minute sessions every day to help you get started on your journey.
Finally love yourself! Taking time out of your day to do something you love will greatly help you to be more relaxed and happy. Go play your favourite sport, get your hair done or go for a long walk. Whatever it is make sure it’s something you really love. Take pride in your appearance and health. Looking good and feeling good can have a huge impact on your confidence and mood. So why not do it! Finally, try not to focus on the negative things. We can all be overly critical of ourselves, and tend to focus on the negative more than the positive. Try writing down three things you are grateful for everyday. This could be done first thing in the morning, or before bed. It’s a great way to reflect on life and appreciate what you have.
Article Credits: Rebecca Dolman
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