Have you been feeling down in the dumps lately? Maybe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed today, and have yet to make a successful attempt at anything?
Well, today’s your lucky day. I might’ve just compiled a couple tips to help you turn that frown upside down, consistently:
- Take a walk. In nature, around your neighborhood, around campus, anywhere! Just do it. And do it constantly. Our bodies were made for walking and enjoying the now. Take a brisk walk and feel instantly better.
- Meditate. Meditating may look like the most complicated relaxing-related thing you could ever encounter in your lifetime, but you don’t need to be a genius to have a go at it. Clear your thoughts and your mind, relax, and let the meditation Gods do their thing.
- Drink lots of fluids. This will help you cleanse your body and fight the bad bacteria. And you know what they say; healthy body means a healthier mind!
- Be nice to people. Again, it doesn’t take a genius to understand how this automatically makes you an even better version of you. You’re not only doing yourself a favor, you’re doing those around you one, too!
- Appreciate. Everything from the view around you, to your family and friends, to that stranger who just gave you a wicked smile. Appreciate the flowers, and the weather whether it’s sunny or snowing, the food on your plate, and what you have today no matter how big or small a thing that may be.
- Exercise. You don’t have to do strenuous task to sweat the bad vibes out. Take pride in doing everything you already normally do. Like cleaning your dorm room, or riding your bike. Do yoga. Feel refreshed and alive.
- Eat healthy. This really doesn’t need much explaining, as it does the talking itself. Get rid of that bag of chips, and eat a huge bowl of salad instead. Savour it instead of complaining about seeing too much greens.
- Make yourself some juice. It really doesn’t get much better than this. Freshly made juices are heaven sent, and they can do wonders to your body, mind, and soul! Win!
- Take deep breaths. Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, you should take three to five deep breaths every minute or so. This helps prevent anxiety attacks and helps you relax your system.
- Do something productive. It doesn’t matter what it is. If it’s productive for you, then do it. Feeling accomplished increases mood and brain level activity, it’s good for your mind.