Are you in desperate need for some stress relief and looking for some way to think positively? Here are some simple ways to calm your mind and feel better.
Some days I wake up feeling groggy and under the weather. This mindset can stay with me for as long as a week if I do not deal with it, affecting my daily life and how I work. This negativity and weight over my shoulders can be relieved, I have found, by taking several small actions. Here is what I do in order to think positive once more:
Get Out and Enjoy Nature – As soon as I feel the blues creeping up on me, I head outside and get a breath of fresh air. Have you ever heard of aromatherapy? Its the art of influencing one’s mood and mind through the use of essential oils but also plants. By taking a walk through nature I am giving myself a small but effective aromatherapy session.
Try it out, it can be much more effective than you would ever believe.
Connect With Others – You do not have to shoulder all the negative emotions by yourself. Remember that you have people on your side that are just waiting to cheer you up and make you feel better.
Start a conversation on the bus or with your neighbor; these small parts of daily life will lighten up the mood and take your mind off negative and dark thoughts.
Relax With a Cup of Tea – There are times when I just can’t go outside and enjoy nature; may it be because of the weather or my health. In these cases, I am forced to stay at home.
Do not fear, because even when segregated behind doors I have devised several strategies to stay positive and love my body. The first one is making a cup of tea and sitting out near my window, just enjoying the moment and nurturing myself. Reading a good book often takes my mind off the negative thoughts I was having before.
Listen To Some Music to Relax – Another option available when I am at home and can or can’t go out is listening to some music to relax. I lay back and meditate with some soothing sounds for stress relief and enjoy the moment. No need to fret; when you are feeling down, just meditate mindfully and learn to accept yourself!
Here is a video of relaxing music for stress relief through meditation. I hope you enjoy it and you can calm your mind through it.