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.

  • Smile

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!

  • Compliment others

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.

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Written by

Beverley Miles

I am a 48-year-old woman with nothing more than a high school diploma and two years of college under my belt. During my short college experience, I took a creative writing class and received a D+ from my professor. I never considered myself a writer, nor had I given it much thought until I experienced a personal hardship. I escaped the pain by burying myself into something creative instead of crying all day.

I told myself, ‘Just get to 60,000 words and then you can say you’ve written a book.’ Initially, I began writing as therapy but soon discovered; I loved it. An alternate universe exists? Inside MY head? Why had I not seen this before?

My husband, daughter, and sister advised me that I should create a blog, so that’s what I did. I believe the key to life is trusting your heart and following your dreams, no matter how big or small they are. No one knows what treasures lie deep within yourself unless you’re willing to travel into unknown territory to uncover those hidden gems. For me, that is the case. I have a true passion for writing. I am grateful for this opportunity to share my thoughts with others. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I loved writing them.

I do have a book series that will come out soon. I will post a few chapters before it is published so my readers can have the first look.

XO Beverley Miles.