Ways to pick yourself back up

I'm not going to lie, the past few months have been incredibly difficult for me. I've dealt with things I never thought would ever happen, and I've had to find my place in the mess of my life. After thinking about this for a while, I decided it was best not to share what has been going on unless it is of some use for you guys. So, for now at least, I am not going to share much.

I do, though, want to share ways to pick yourself back up. I have had SO MANY hard days where I can barely get myself to get dressed. I have so many responsibilities and things to do that I have no choice but to push through. Because of this, I have found ways to pick myself up when I'm down.

1. Find something (small) you LOVE and treat yourself- For me, this small thing is bubble tea. I LOVE bubble tea. When I really need it, I will drive 15 minutes to get an incredible tea. Not only does the tea calm me down, but I really enjoy driving as well. Other things you could do are things like getting ice cream (just make sure you won't hate yourself after eating a large cone of carvel soft serve), froyo, starbucks, coffee, really anything goes here!

2. Talk to a friend- Talking to a friend always boosts my mood. Whether they are helping me with the issue at hand or just distracting me, friends are always a go-to.

3. Listen to music- This is not the first time I have recommended listening to music- Music can change my mood in an instant! And it's something I use often to pick myself back up.

4. Go for a drive- Yes, this is bad for the enviornment, but, especially if you have an electric car, this technique can be extremely stress relieving. I love driving around and listening to music- it never fails to better my mood.

5. GET PROFESSIONAL HELP- I cannot stress this enough. If you think something is wrong, SAY SOMETHING! The longer you wait, the worse your symptoms get and there will be more impact on your every day life.

I hope this post gave you some ideas of what you can do when you're down. Let me know what your best tips are in the comments below because I'd love to give them a try!

Thank you so much for reading, and have an amazing rest of your week.


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