As promised here is part 2.
I touched upon allowing yourself to feel the emotions that you go through rather than blocking them out. Today I want to give you some tips, but just so you are aware, you might not relate to all of them, but take what you need from them.
- Practice Gratitude
Make it a habit. Every morning or evening, write down 3 things that happened that you are grateful for. When we do this, our thinking automatically shifts from negative to positive due to the chemicals such as serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine, having a surge.
Let go of all the thoughts that are bogging you down and this way you are choosing what mood you want to be in and it will automatically make you feel lighter. You are letting the negative thoughts fly away. When journalling ask yourself the question; what am I struggling with right now and how can I make it better?
3. Dedicate and hour of your time to something that you really enjoy.
Write a list of things that make you happy, anything from cooking, to having a bath, exercising. Whatever that may be, put the distractions from technology away and invest your time into the list. You don’t have to be good it for it to be good for you.
This is something that we all should be doing. Meditating can be done, walking, through music or guided. Whatever way you do this, you are allowing the negative thoughts to free and you are focusing on the present moment.
5. Check in with yourself before picking up your phone
Really, how many of you pick up your phone and scroll on social media before you get out of bed? When you do this, you are putting those on social media before the most important person, and that is yourself. Next time, before you do this, check in with yourself and ask yourself how you are feeling this morning before scrolling.
These 5 tips and tricks will make an impact to you, your thoughts and emotions if you commit and be consistent.
Live Like KK x