We’ve all had those days when we just don’t feel up to snuff. It’s not anything in particular, but our lah-dee-dah attitude definitely needs an adjustment. In this article we list a few simple things that will help get you back on track.
Take a walk
Exercise definitely helps to relieve stress― and when we can get out in nature… it’s even better. The fresh air, the trees, the birds and other wildlife will give your senses a much needed boost. Why? Because your ears will be engaged, your lungs, your muscles and of course the beauty that’s surrounding you will be pleasing to the eyes.
Read a Book
Reading a book is a simple way to take your mind somewhere else. Throw your problems to the side for a while. The break will do wonders for your mental state. Cicero said, “A room without a book is like a body without a soul.” Everyone needs a good book in their life, and it’s proven that reading raises your IQ, keeps the brain sharp and helps boost creativity.
Grab a power nap
20 to 30 minutes of sleep will help restore your body from burn out. Naps can make you more productive and they’re a great tool for reducing stress. Sometimes we need to be our own best friend and treat ourselves as a priority. So prop those feet up, grab a blanket and get a few minutes of shut-eye.
I know this will sound silly, but the more you smile, the better you’ll feel, even if it’s just to yourself in the mirror. If you see your neighbor or the cashier at the grocery store, smile. In most cases they will smile back― and when that happens, it will help lift your spirit. Win! Win!
When you go to the effort to make others happy, their joy will rub off on you. Most of the time you’ll get a compliment in return― and hey… you might even make a new friend.
Call a loved one or friend
Nothing makes you feel better than talking to someone who adores you. Mom’s are always a good choice, a sister, brother or that old friend from high school that you haven’t heard from in a while. Once you end that call, 9 times out of 10, you will feel much better.