No one is capable of constantly feeling ecstatic. The human condition is full of ups and downs and moments of in-betweens. Periods of feeling blue or depressed are normal. There’s a lot of pressure on ourselves from society to be a certain way or do things a certain way. However, the biggest source of pressure usually comes from ourselves.
In order to get back on your feet, it’s important to take steps to battle those moments of depression that pop up. If you’re not feeling your best self, try some of these tips for bringing back some pep to your step.
You deserve to feel good and to be treated as well as you treat others. Doing something that makes you feel good can bring you up from a moment of depression. For some people treating themselves means going to the book store and buying a great book, while for others, it means going to the spa.
Whatever it takes for you to feel inspired and worthy of self-love- do it! Visit your favorite store. Eat something that you find delicious. Get yourself a puppy! You deserve it! The more that you continue to convince yourself that you don’t deserve it, the more that you’ll start to believe it.
Watch Something Motivational
Films and videos have the power to inspire you when you’re feeling less than stellar. Whether it’s watching your favorite feel-good movie from when you were a kid or searching for a funny cat video on YouTube. Watch something that will pull you up from a state of sadness.
Read A Good Book
Words can be incredibly transformational. If you have a favorite book, consider picking it up and reading a few lines. Often all it takes is reading a few lines of reassurance to feel motivated. Consider writing down some inspirational quotes from your favorite books and saving them in your pocket for moments of depression. Often that’s all it takes!
One of the biggest causes of depression is feeling like you aren’t doing anything meaningful with your life. One of the best ways to take your mind off of your feelings of worthlessness is to get busy! Get proactive and productive by tackling your list of to-dos.
Clean the house, go to work, or start a project that you’ve been putting off. You’ll not only distract your mind from negativity because you’ll be too busy to bother worrying, but you’ll feel better when you look in the mirror, knowing what you’ve accomplished that day.
A lot of people think that meditation is all about incense and repeating “om.” The truth is that you can meditate anywhere. Focus on something and let your mind be still. After a few minutes, you’ll usually feel much clearer and less prone to worrying about nonsense.