Lifting your mood
Are you feeling low and a bit down? Perhaps too many blue days are around right now? Here's something to help.
We've been through such a lot. Really bad things are happening out there in the world and we're reading, hearing and watching all kinds of horrible things. Lots of us are worried about money about our health and about the health and wellbeing of those we love. So how do we raise our spirits. And how do we try to keep them up there, so that we can get out there and do the things we want to do do?
Well here is what I try do every day of the week.
Every morning I write what a lot of people call Morning Pages. I write about 500 words in my journal about positive things that I really like. I try to write about small things that I might see in a day that bring me joy. Sometimes I write about people that I care for or like and why I value them. Sometimes it's hard not to whinge but the point is to stay positive. So long as it's positive it doesn't matter what you write . And how you write is does matter. There is always something. Even on a rainy day seeing the rain drops splash against the window can be beautiful. Cold weather brings the frost which sparkles on the ground. Sun brings out all the colours of the rainbow.
You can write stories or poetry. Just as the ideas come into your head. The grammar does matter - this is your private journal,
I try to meditate each day as welleven if it's only for a short period of 5-minutes sitting quietly. I use mindfulness exercise but you can just sit quietly with a coffee relishing how is tastes and smells. Feel rooted to Mother Earth beneath your feet. Try as well to get out into nature or at least at least watch a nature video on line
Then in the evening last thing I write about 3 good things that have happened during the day. They can be as simple as seeing a flower or a child's smile. Just show you are grateful for the good thing in life that continue to be there for us.
These are my ways to stay positive. I hope they work for you.