Most of us, if not all of us, are faced each day with internal struggles, external stresses and personal triggers that can create negative energy within us, on a daily basis. Many of these feelings continue to compound and starts to weigh us down day after day, leaving us to feel tired with low energy. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are a few simple changes we can make, on a regular basis, that can positively affect our lives and will allow us to go on to having a wonderful year.
1. Celebrate Your Wins
Allow yourself to celebrate the good things that happen. Even the small wins like going 50 minutes on the elliptical instead 40 minutes, is one step further to obtaining a bigger goal, which may be to lose weight or become healthier. Celebrate getting your boss to listen to an idea you had or getting your child to clean up after themselves, these wins definitely matter.
2. Talk to Yourself
You are your biggest support team. It’s perfectly fine to talk to yourself, to give yourself that extra push or energy to tackle any task that seems daunting. A pep talk to yourself is a healthy way to get you through your day.
3. Limit Your Time on Social Media
There is so much going on in the world today. Most times, we don’t know what’s real or not. It’s important to take a break from the information overload and focus on the present. Instead of scrolling through Instagram or Tictok, curl up with a good book, go out in the yard and garden or explore new cooking or baking recipes you’ve always wanted to try, you’ll feel more content after.
Block off time in your day to sit quietly, in a calming environment, and focus on good intentions. Block out any negative thoughts or feelings that happened earlier and replace them with positive energy. Light your favorite scented candle or incense for an even better experience.
5. Face Your Fears
Facing up to what you’re afraid of is not only good for the soul, but it builds your character to deal with hard tasks. The reward after facing your fear is the best feeling and certainly most rewarding!
6. Appreciation and Gratitude
We don’t give enough praise to just appreciate the things we have. Frankly, we often take things and people for granted. It’s good to remember the things we have and the people we love, rather than dwelling on the negative and what we don’t have. Before bed or first thing in the morning, say one thing you are grateful for and what you appreciate that’s in your life.
7. Have Guilt-Free Days
Don’t beat yourself up for binging your favorite show, having that big piece of cake, or buying a cool gadget every once in a while. Remember, you deserve it!