We all talk about wanting to refresh, restart, reset. Here’s 3 different ways from an article I read in Real Simple magazine:
1. When You Haven’t Exercised in Forever
Coming back to a workout routine after you’ve been away for awhile is always the hardest part. People often focus on what they can’t do. (guilty!) Take one day at a time. Think about your lifestyle and what you’re afraid of. Most people think they’re in worse shape than they actually are. Restart by taking your big goal and breaking it down into smaller manageable steps.
2. When You Crave a New Career
Our impassive culture promotes living your truth as quickly as possible. But before you jump into a new career, take a practice jump. For instance, if you’re an accountant who has always wanted to start a bakery, you can do a lot before you quit your day job: take a pastry class in the evening, help out a local baker on the weekend. You’ll get a sense of the highs and lows and learn the nitty gritty. If they new lifestyle feels good, then you’ll know you’re ready to take the next step.
3. When You’re Just Having a Bad Day
Take two minutes to write a very brief, positive email to someone you know: a thank you, a compliment. It works, for one, because your mind simply can’t be in two places at once. You can’t be unhappy and stressed if you’r thinking about how grateful you are. Then, when you have to go back to your bad day, your brain has one more positive piece of information about your life, and you won’t feel the same slump.
Don’t forget that positive energy has a huge benefit on your mental and well being. When you’re feeling down, don’t get down on yourself! Check out some of these other posts for more ways to tackle a bad day.
- Laughter Really IS the Best Medicine!
- Make Over Your Morning Routine
- 5 Quick & Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood
- How to Turn Around a Bad Day
If you still have the blahs and need a pick-me-up, why not treat yourself to a massage? 🙂