If you’re feeling like you’re in a slump and need a pick-me-up then this post is just what you need. I’ve been feeling a little down lately and I needed to find ways to get myself back to where I need to be and I wanted to share with you, the things that I did to feeling good about myself again.
1. WAKE UP EARLY
If you want to get a jumpstart on our day and have been feeling sluggish lately, then getting up a decent hour can help you out big time. I think climbing out of bed around 7-8am is a great time to start your day off on the right track (of course if your schedule allows). Many times, I’ve stayed in bed till abut noon or 1pm and then a third of my day is already gone. At this point I’ve lost any and all motivation to get up and do anything, and its become a Netflix day for me with popcorn and soda.
2. MAKE YOUR BED
I’ll be the first person to say that I hate making my bed. I was that kid that would rather be punished and get her TV privileges taken away then spending the extra 30 seconds fixing the comforter. But what I’ve learned as an adult now and if you were like me as a kid, is that if you put the time in in the morning to make your bed, you’re less likely to climb back into it. That extra 30 seconds took a lot out of you and you want to nothing to disturb the perfection that is your made-up bed!
3. WORK OUT – GET ACTIVE
I hate working out. I do it because it’s a necessity. But, I will admit… you do feel really good about yourself after you’ve put in an hour of cardio. You’re exhausted, that’s a definite! But you feel so accomplished and have more motivation to make healthier choices throughout the day
4. TURN OFF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media gives me major anxiety! Am I the only one?! And not even just social media, but my cell phone in general. Waiting for calls, text messages, emails. Its time consuming and debilitating. I cant focus on anything else, which is a big problem. Leaving my phone behind, logging out of my social media accounts and staying away from my phone/computer is a great way to reconnect with myself. It gives me the time I need to organize my thoughts and get my life! If you’re in desperate need of feeling good, I highly suggest taking a break from your phone and social media all together.
5. MAKE A TO-DO LIST
Get productive. If your day has started out as a sluggish one then bust out the old fashion pen and paper (or your phone will do) and write out a to-do list. Get that laundry done, finish that paper, vacuum, organize your desk, clean out your car, sort through your summer and winter clothes. There’s so many things you can do with your free time. And lots of times I find out, that if I start getting productive earlier in the day, I literally can’t stop. By the end of the night, I’m feeling great and accomplished.
6. COMPLETE A GOAL
If there is something that you’ve been meaning to do for some time now and haven’t gotten around to it, get it done! Or make strides in getting it done. I’ve wanted to apply to grad school for months and have been coming up with excuse after excuse. I finally just got up one day and just filled out the application. I still have a lot to complete but getting that little bit done set me into motion and put me on the right track. It put my mind in that can-do spirit and now I’m on a roll. Letter of recommendation emails sent? Check. Begin letter of intent? Check! Update resume? Check check!! Complete that goal and watch your attitude and outlook change immediately.
7. PAMPER YOURSELF
A great way to feeling good is to give yourself a pampering day. Soak those feet, cut those cuticles, put that mask on, paint those nails, turn off the phone (you know im a big advocate for this), play some relaxing music and just enjoy your time in solitude. Or you can always go out and have this done professionally. Either way, it’s a great way to feel good.
8. EAT A HEALTHY MEAL
One of the biggest decisions of my day is what to eat. It ultimately starts the whole course of how my day will go. Donut or omlet? I get it… there are some days when you’re just not in the cooking-a-meal mood but it makes such a difference. My favorite breakfast meal is a rice bowl with a bunch of veggies and 2 soft boiled eggs. If you’re looking for a lunch meal, try grilled chicken or salmon on a bed of spinach.
9. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
I have never felt as grounded and humbled as when I was volunteering. During my trip to Rwanda, I met so many people who changed my life and outlook forever. If you’re in desperate need of a pick-me-up and want to feel good about yourself, volunteering your time to others is the best way to do so. Your life will be put into perspective and everything that was once so big and overwhelming will now become so trivial.
I hope this post helped you out in finding some ways to feel good. Let me know, down below, what you do to make yourself feel good about yourself.