Come-on Get Happy

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Recently I’ve been seeing and meeting a lot of people who are truly discouraged and just down in the dumps. In our current world šŸŒŽĀ there are a lot of tragic, devastating things happeningĀ but thereĀ is also, a lot of good taking place. For some, the onset of bad news leads to an instant funk that’s hard to shake. I personally have a lot of experience dealing with discouragement living with a chronic illness (Crohn’s). I’ve had manyĀ set backs and my share of disappointments and I’ve learned one very important thing – it comes down to making a choice/a mentality change to focus on the positive and believe there is hope and a good future. Over the years I’ve learned to strengthen/encourage myself by thinking this way paired with variousĀ actions. I by no means am an expert but here are a couple of my “go to” strategies for dealing with the blues, a funk, depression etc..

1)Realize you’re not alone and it’s ok to be šŸ˜­Ā sad or discouraged it happens to everyone. You’re allowed to feel sad just don’t dwell there. Limited time only!

2) Take care of yourself. Get enough R & R. Drink water, eat well and exercise. The better you feel physically the easier it will be to think positively.

3) Use your hands!Plant something.Paint something.Bake something.The act of creating something positive is healing. It allows you to feel useful by putting something positive back into the universe. As a result,Ā sadness gets replaced by the energy and theĀ joy of creating.

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4) Help someone else!Ā Volunteer.Help someone you encounter on a daily basis. This stops the navel gazing and allows you to focusĀ on someone else’s needs. In the end, thisĀ brings things back into perspective.

5) Surround yourself with positive vibes!!!Positive decor sayings.Positive people.Positive music/podcasts. If ain’t positive toss it or shut it off!!!

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I would love to hear how you strengthen/encourage yourself when you feel low. Feel free to write in the comments below.

5 comments

  1. Julia · 14 Days Ago

    A good reminder to stay positive! I find a long walk helpful. Nature restores my spirit!

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    • Nicole · 14 Days Ago

      Nature is definitely a great one!!Just basking in creation and all it’s wonder.

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  2. G · 11 Days Ago

    These are great tips! And I totally agree ā€“ it seems like everyone is walking around with a raincloud over their head lately. I try to take a little bit of time everyday to just reflect on how blessed I am! It really helps my mood!

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    • Nicole · 11 Days Ago

      Reflecting is a great one too! I also like to reflect and make lists accounting for my many blessings.

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  3. mrsportiasmith · 9 Days Ago

    This is such a good reminder – especially these past few weeks. Thank you for sharing!

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