Every day, we’re told that if we feel bad, it means something is wrong with us.
But what if those messages are making us confused and uncomfortable instead?
What if they made us feel isolated and alone instead?
Today I’d like to challenge you to rethink your relationship without feeling bad.
When you feel bad, ask yourself: Is this just an emotion I’m going through right now?
Is there anything else going on that might be causing me to feel so lousy right now?
Feeling bad is uncomfortable, but these emotions come up for a reason.
When you give them room and try to understand them rather than run away from them.
Or ignore them, you create the space for better things to come up instead.
You see that when you see things from a different perspective, they seem less threatening and more manageable.
You know that there are always reasons why things don’t always work out the way you want them to.
In fact, there are hundreds of reasons why things never get easier.
But only a little bit harder every day until one day they finally break your heart into tiny pieces.
And mend it back together stronger than ever before again…
Go on Morning Walks
Every morning, I do a little 10-minute walk first thing in the morning.
It clears my head and gets me started for the rest of the day.
When I’m feeling down, it helps me focus on what’s important and gives me perspective.
When I’m feeling up, it reminds me that everything will be okay and puts me in a good mood.
If you want to feel better every day, start your morning by taking a walk.
Do Intense Workout
The best way to feel better is to do something intense.
We know that when our body is in the process of change, it’s natural to have some discomfort.
Physical pain will be part of the process, but these feelings are temporary.
There’s no need to avoid difficult workout routines.
Because they will make your body stronger and help you build a foundation for more comfortable days ahead.
There’s no shame in feeling bad if it means you’re doing something positive for your body.
Use these types of emotions as a signal that you’re on the right track to a healthier life.
Even if things don’t always go your way, keep moving forward and try not to give up on yourself or your dreams.
Eat Real Foods
A diet rich in whole, healthy foods and low in processed foods is an excellent way to boost your mood.
Processed foods can be full of sugar, additives, chemicals, and unhealthy fats that contribute to an increased risk of depression.
Besides feeling better daily, it’s also essential to know how certain foods affect your mood.
Studies found people who eat three eggs every day have a lower risk of depression than those who only eat eggs occasionally.
Why? Eggs are high in protein and choline which are essential nutrients for brain function and mood regulation.
Choline can help alleviate symptoms associated with depression by increasing serotonin levels in the brain.
Plus, eggs are rich in antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress. Which has been shown to cause depressive symptoms in some individuals.
It is your ability to concentrate without distraction.
Deep work allows you to do the hard cognitive work that sets you ahead of the game in your field and results in a better quality of life.
Spend 10-20 Minutes under Sunlight
You would get surprised at how much better you feel when your body is exposed to sunlight.
Sunlight has been proven to reduce inflammation and physical pain, as well as improve mood.
Research has shown that people who spend the most time in sunlight are 42% less likely to die earlier than people who don’t.
So what will you lose by spending 10-20 minutes under the sun every day?
You experience a boost in happiness, a reduction in pain, and an improved outlook on life.
Have you ever felt bad for no reason?
If you answer yes, then I have a book for you. It’s called “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin.
You can find it on Amazon or at your local library.
This book will help you see that when you feel bad, it’s not because something is wrong with you. It’s because something will change in your life and make things difficult for a while.
Reading books can really help you feel better.
When you feel bad, don’t isolate yourself. Instead, socialize your feelings and see what happens.
Speak to a friend or family about how you feel, or engage with others who are going through something similar.
You might find that a relationship is built from these conversations.
You’ll likely learn a lot about yourself while talking to others.
It mustn’t be this way, though! If you try these three simple things every day for a week…
And notice that your life does start to get better, take this as a sign that there might be some things in your life that need attention.
The more you practice these things, the more often they will be able to help you when bad times come up in your life again.
Get 8 Hours of Sleep
If you’re not getting enough sleep, your life will be exponentially more complex.
Sleep deprivation can lead to impaired decision-making, memory lapses, and confusion.
It’s also associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Not to mention our cells need at least 8 hours of shut-eye every night to repair themselves.
And make sure we wake up feeling rested in the morning.
Getting a good night’s sleep has been shown to increase productivity by 40 percent and improve mood.
To feel better, it’s important to spend time outside, exercise, eat real and organic food, and get enough sleep.
These steps can all make a big difference in how you feel.
And when you spend time on these things, you’ll also be spending less time feeling down.