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1. Sunshine in your home
Everyone associates black with depression. The easiest way to turn your frown upside down is to just open the blinds and let the sunshine in. In a matter of minutes you will notice you are not as down in the dumps as you were when you were wallowing in the dark.
2. Listen to upbeat music
If you listen to upbeat music it not only gets you moving for the day but how can you feel down listening to a song like Happy by Pharrell Williams, or Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake?
3. Make Your Bed Every Morning
Simple enough… eliminate chaos. If you make your bed your bedroom will look a lot more clean and put together than it actually is. Doing this every morning allows you to start your day off in the best way possible.
4. Get Outside
I work inside all day, my wife works at home and never gets outside. We can tell when that is starting to get to us. What we do is simply take a car drive and look at homes that we might get in our future. Other things you can do are go for a hike, bike ride, or simply just go for a walk to be outside.
5. Eat Breakfast Everyday
I am sure you have heard of the word hangry! Well if you haven’t its when you allow yourself to get so hungry that you become angry. The best way to avoid that is to simply eat breakfast. Then you are good for the first part of the day and you have your morning energy.
6. Journal Everyday
You’d be lying to yourself if you said that there was nothing that bothered you. Now if it is work don’t vent to a coworker because that is just going to come around to bite you at some point. If its a loved one that is bothering you well first try and talk to them, but also don’t vent to another family member about them because that will only hurt you as well. What you will want to do is get a journal and write in it. Getting your feelings out on paper will make you feel better and avoid you from any bad situations you could have possibly put yourself into.
Get up and get moving! Just spend some time dancing, either alone or with someone and you will notice your mood change. Part of it is listening to the music but really I feel its just having fun and letting your body do what it wants to the beat of the song.
8. Go Tech Free!
I know that this could be a struggle for many since in todays world we rely on our smart phones for so much. If you can though spend a day without using your phone, without going on your computer, don’t even use your TV. The day will seem longer but you will be able to create a much deeper relationship with your love ones.
While going tech free you can take the time to snuggle your love one (human or pet). I’m sure you have seen the videos of the man coming home from a long stressful day of helping others and all that stress just disappears when he snuggles with his dog. We are meant to have a companion of some sort to help us through tough times and snuggling is just comforting.
10. Sleep (Nap)
I am sure most of you have felt at some point overworked. Maybe you just stayed up too long and just can’t deal with anything. If you have time to then take a nap to give you a boost of energy to get through the day. If that’s not an option then as soon as you get home then make sure you can get to bed. Don’t try and watch anything on tv, don’t stay up to do anything. Your body wants 8 hours of sleep so try your best to give it that amount. It will thank you by not getting sick.