First up, I just wanted to say – I hope that you are all doing ok.
I read on-line that Monday of this week (15th of January) was ‘Blue Monday’.
The most depressing day of the year…… apparently.
Well not for me, (woohooo) because it was my birthday and I had 50 good reasons to celebrate. But I sincerely hope, not for you either.
Because you are here, reading my newsletter, then I have a strong sense that you have come through the ‘perfect storm’ on Monday relatively unscathed.
But for those of you who might be feeling a little bit ‘low’ now that Christmas is over and we are fully immersed in the depths of winter; or for others who might be recovering from this awful flu that has taken hold (at least in the UK), I wanted to share with you some tips from another piece that I wrote earlier this year.
These are just a few ‘tactics’, a few things you can do to take care of YOU, and to stay in a space of high vibration – protecting your energy.
Try to introduce these practices regularly… particularly through the cold, dark months of winter.
Write down your feelings. If you are experiencing some negative emotions, acknowledge them. I don’t mean in a way that is self-indulgent. But rather, to demonstrate that our feelings are there to help us explore a situation – to guide us. Whatever the feeling, it is completely worth the time and energy to spend a little longer defining it more specifically. Do not be afraid to identify whatever it is that you are angry, sad, scared, or frustrated about. These feelings are valid and need to be acknowledged before they can then be released.
Often simply becoming aware of what we’re feeling helps prevent us from being consumed by them. Even if you feel powerless to break out of a funk, just admitting to yourself that you’re in one can be helpful. And even help you appreciate it. Let’s face it – we would never fully appreciate the ‘highs’ if we didn’t experience the lows.
Read a book or watch a movie
Both have the power to transport us, to provide a perspective far removed from our own, and in doing so, unlock emotions we want to feel: joy, hope, warmth—even sadness. When in a funk, what we FEEL doesn’t seem to be as important as finding a way to feel something.
Whenever I’m feeling low, I resist for a while but must admit that my mood improves when I go for a walk. I bought myself some new headphones over Christmas and so in recent weeks, I have been walking for an hour whilst listening to an audiobook. It is incredible to me, just how much better my day flows when I start out this way.
Who we are and how we experience ourselves often has more to do with who surrounds us than anything else. When feeling low, one of the fastest ways to pick yourself up is to connect with the people you know who inspire and energise you. So, call that friend and re-connect.
Get off the hamster wheel NOW and just spend a few minutes day-dreaming. Imagine yourself in your perfect life. Close your eyes and picture it. How does it look? What excites you about it? Imagine how good you will feel when this dream life is your reality. Positive emotions like excitement help bring us back into a place of high vibration.
Change the soundtrack to your life
Music is also a great way to change our energy and get back into a space of high vibration. You know that song that comes on the radio when you are driving home from work and you just can’t help but move or sing along. Find it now on iTunes or Spotify and download it to your phone. And while you are at it, why not create a playlist of similar/high energy music. Create a soundtrack to the life you love. Play it and notice how quickly your energy shifts and consequently your mood improves.
So, there you have it. My top tips on how to steer clear of the low moods and ensure that you are enjoying life every day.
Until next week
x Sending you lots of love x
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