Hello friends, Natalie here. We all have days where we find ourselves in a funk. On those days it can feel like no matter what you do you’ll continue to feel irritable and frustrated forever. But, I come bearing good news! Having been there myself, I’ve put together a few tricks to pull out of my toolbox when I’m feeling particularly down, doing these three simple things really helps me turn my day around. So next time you’re feeling a little bit blue or just unenthusiastic, give these tips a try!
BEAUTIFY YOUR SPACE
Wherever you’re spending the majority of your day, whether it be your home or your office, do one thing to make it more beautiful. Being in a space that is visually pleasing to you can make a world of difference. My favorite way to do this is to buy myself flowers. They liven up any space and immediately lift my mood.
GET YOUR BLOOD FLOWING
Exercise is the best mood booster ever (in my humble opinion)! It doesn’t matter if you only have five minutes to exercise, the important thing is to get your body moving and your heart rate up. If you’re stuck at your desk, get on the floor and do some push ups and sit ups, or if you have a little more space do jumping jacks (they are a great mood booster). If you can spare a little more time get yourself to a class that you love. It doesn’t matter if you do Yoga, spin class, or anything in between as long as it gets you moving and you enjoy it.
TALK IT OUT
Instead of trying to deny the way you feel, allow yourself to explore what exactly it is that’s getting you down. Having a good conversation about how you’re feeling can be not only cathartic but also extremely healing. Find a good friend, partner, family member, or even a Life Coach that is a good listener and spend some time opening up about what you’re going through. At the end of the conversation you might find yourself feeling a little bit lighter and less down.
Waking up in a funk does not mean you’re doomed to have a bad day. With these simple tools you’ll be able to boost your mood and get yourself feeling great again in no time!