Well, it is a new year. A new decade even! We survived the Holidays, and we are back to our regular routines! But, with the craziness of the Holidays being done, and the craziness of the New Year, it is easy to feel lost being in the middle of it all.
Usually around this time of year, I don't feel like my usual self. I feel sad even. With this time of year, it's normal to feel this way. But that doesn't mean it doesn't completely suck feeling this way. So if you are like me, and you are stuck in this feeling, here are some tips I came up with that have been helping me. I hope they help you too!
Check up on yourself.
Look in the mirror and ask yourself, "How am I doing?" Don't lie. Be honest. If you are struggling with things, admit it to yourself. Coming to terms with the fact that you are not as happy as you could be is a very important step to helping yourself.
I know I have mentioned this before in a blog post, but deleting people in life and on social media can help a lot. If they are toxic, or do not make you happy, then they are not benefitting you in anyway. It may be hard at first, but when you are in this feeling of feeling lost and not yourself, then toxic people will not help at all.
Meditating is actually one of my favorite hobbies. It is so nice to sit, breathe, and try to relax after a hard day. I personally like to meditate at night, but any time of day that helps you is perfect! I find most of my meditation ideas via Pinterest. There are also amazing meditation apps out there, such as "Slumber" or "Headspace" Even meditating for ten minutes could make a huge difference!
Drink your water and get out in the sun.
These seem so simple, yet they can be so powerful. The sunlight will boost your mood. Even if it just reminds you how beautiful it is outside, it will help! Drinking water will also of course help your health, when I have bad anxiety headaches water always helps calm me down.
Remember you are in control.
This may be hard to remember, but no one can control your feelings except you. Although depression and anxiety may be kicking you rbutt, you have to remember, you are in control. you can fight this. You got this. You may be stronger than you believe.
Alright well it isn't that many tips, but it's what I use in times of feeling lost or hopeless. I love you all a lot! Thank you for reading.