Not all days (or months) are all ‘sunshine and lollipops’, sometimes you just get the ‘blahs’. You know the feeling, those times in life where you lack motivation, feel flat, drag your feet and just generally need a kick up the arse!
I’ve been there…have you?
We can all sit in the ‘blahs’, wallow in the heaviness of procrastination and pity, or we can be proactive and kick the ‘blahs’ to the curb. Sounds easy right?
Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t, the trick is to actually do something. Anything!
Do the things that bring you joy. The things that give you all the warm fuzzy feels and have you smiling on the inside. You don’t need to do ALL the things ALL the time, but make an effort and you will be rewarded. Do it alone or enlist a friend to join you, soon enough the ‘blahs’ will be replaced with the ‘Heck Yeahs’! 🙂
TIME TO GET GOING
So what can you do? How about you try one, some or all of these…
.grab a cuppa. Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite cup and make a cuppa….and just sit.
.dance. Dance like no one is watching, pump up the jam and get your groove on.
.read a book. Find somewhere cosy and get lost in a book.
.take a bath. Close the door, light a candle and pop in some of your favourite smelly stuff and enjoy.
.get out in nature. Walk in the park or just explore your suburb.
.get some vitamin SEA. Walk on the beach, dip your toes in the ocean or dive in and let the salt water heal you.
.play some music. Pop in your earphones when doing mundane tasks and dance on the inside.
.go hiking. Grab a mate or join a hiking group and get back in touch with the beauty of mother nature while getting fit.
.diffuse some essential oils. Sounds woo woo but I swear by essential oils, I even wear one as a daily perfume to enhance my mood.
.pat a pet. Animals are intuitive and great companions, spend some time with your pet or visit someone who has one.
.de-clutter the mess. When there is clutter it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, de-clutter your home/workspace and feel instantly lighter and relaxed.
.do for others. Sometimes doing something nice or something helpful for someone else is rewarding for you too 🙂
.get in the garden. Sit in it, walk in it or get your hands dirty in it.
.get cooking. Ok, making meals for the family day in and day out can feel like drudgery, but baking your favourite dish or trying a new culinary delight can be rewarding…and yummy!
.use the best of everything. Go on, don’t leave anything ‘for best’, the best time is RIGHT NOW. Wear your good underwear, spritz the perfume, eat from the finest crockery, use the good crystal. You get the picture 🙂
.play. Finding your inner child by playing with children taps into joy and innocence. Let go of the adult stuff weighing you down and play with the kids.
.netflix and chill. Look, I know what this term means for the young folk but for the huz and I it means curling up on the couch and settling in for an hour or two of binge watching our favourite series.
Tell me, what do you do when you get a case of the ‘blahs’?
til next time,