When we feel down, it can be difficult to know what to do about our feelings. We often get stuck in a cycle of feeling down, like we’re stuck in quicksand. Let’s explore some tips for how you can break out of that cycle and boost your mood on a down day.
Why feeling down is not the end of the world?
Feeling down is a natural response to our situation in life. It is a stage of negative emotion where we are not feeling good about ourselves and the world. In this stage, the brain mechanism will be activated and may trigger negative thoughts that will make you feel more depressed.
The first thing to do when you are feeling down is to stop thinking about how bad things are, think of something that makes you feel better. Remembering a happy moment from your past can help your brain release happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
You should also try to find out what caused this feeling at first place. When you know what triggers it, it’s easier for you to cope with it because you know better how to deal with it in the future.
What are you really feeling? What’s behind this mood?
It can be hard to figure out what’s behind a mood. What is the difference between being happy and content? What does sad, regretful, or angry really mean? All these emotions are different, but they all stem from different things.
It is important to understand your mood as it will affect your writing. How you feel will change what you think and that will change the way you write and communicate with people. Understanding how you feel will help with aspects of life like relationships, work, or even just day-to-day interactions with other people.
Staying Positive When You’re Feeling Down
It is important to stay positive when you are feeling down. Nobody is perfect and everyone has a hard time some time. You cannot just make something go away by not thinking about it. Instead, find out what caused your mood change and whether there are ways to fix the problem, then take action until the problem is improved.
The first thing is to identify what caused your mood change and whether there are any ways to fix it immediately. If this doesn’t work, then spend a few minutes thinking about the event that made you feel this way or talking with someone about it. Finally, take action until you feel better again.
Stay Active and Involved in Your Favorite Activities
Staying active and involved in your favorite activities is one of the best ways to boost your mood.
Some activities that can help you feel better are:
- Journaling: writing down thoughts or feelings, answering questions, or getting ideas out of your head.
- Reading: reading a book that inspires you or takes you out of your current life for a minute.
- Exercising: running, walking, biking, taking a dance class – any kind of physical activity.
- Decorating: put up some photos on the wall, add some new throw pillows to the couch – anything to make things more interesting and comfortable in your house.
- Volunteering: Helping others feels good and doing something productive!
Practice Self-Care by Doing What You Love to Do
Self-care can be difficult, but by doing what you love, you will feel better and more accomplished. Self-care is a topic that gets thrown around a lot, but it is not always easy to define what people need in order to take care of themselves.
While some people think that self-care involves going out with friends or buying new clothes, others think that it means taking days off from work or reading a book. The best way to take care of yourself is by doing things that are fun for you and spending time on your passions instead of wasting it on something else.
Be Kind to Yourself by Setting Limits for Yourself
Everyone needs to set limits for themselves, in order to be kind to themselves, as well all need for ourselves. It’s important to limit on how much one does at a given time, and then make sure that they are sticking to them. However, it is not always easy because there are many other things in life that compete with work – children, sports, hobbies etc. It is important to say no and take care of oneself by getting enough sleep and by having “me” time, and never taking on too much.