Do you ever have those days when you are off balance? You know when things just don’t come together for you, it’s not that you are ill or fighting off a cold, it’s just the blahs. How do you make yourself feel better? These are the 5 ways I try to shake off those days.
Always Start With Movement
I start my day with 30 minutes of movement, it gets my metabolism started and those endorphins going. Yoga is my favourite way to start the day. I really notice the difference when I don’t put the effort in to make it happen, during my recent trip to Australia my body clock and schedule were completely askew so I wasn’t consistently making time for yoga or my 30 minutes of exercise. Note to self – make the time not matter what.
Get That To-Do List Done
Being productive makes me feel better, being able to get my everyday basic chores completed plus achieve another couple of things off my to-do list always changes up my frame of mind for the better. My daily to-do list encompasses many household tasks which make my interior surroundings clean and clutter free, I thrive in organized spaces.
Spending Time Outside Time
There’s something about being outside in the sunshine, surrounded by trees & flowers, chirping birds and the other simple sounds of nature which that makes me feel grounded and connected. My back garden is small but there is plenty of greenery, room for a table & 6 chairs, a lovely 8 seater lounging area, a bird feeder and fountain. I am very fortunate because of where I live to have many species of birds, a family of bunnies (their burrow is under one of the perimeter boxwood hedges), squirrels and chipmunks visit my garden daily.
Being creative for me means stimulating my own happiness. I spark the creativity inside me by painting, reading an inspiring book or starting a new sewing project. My headspace goes somewhere else as I become more engrossed in the task at hand, I forget about what wasn’t right with my day, instead concentrating on the joy from creating something new and beautiful.
Expressing gratitude for everything that I have in my life always takes me to the right headspace. My family & I live in a wonderful home & neighbourhood, have access to an abundance of clean running water & nutritious food, are surrounded by loving family & friends, for the most part have good health (my husband does have a chronic disease, that at times can be very debilitating but we live in country with excellent health care) and have all the freedoms of a democratic society. Complaining isn’t really is acceptable is it, especially when so many of my complaints would be #firstworldproblems.