The past year has been rough for so many of us. Political unrest, natural disasters, and a world that seems only to get more expensive with each year that passes.
The weight of it all can leave you feeling heavy. Here are a few tricks we like to use to turn that frown upside-down.
Focus on Gratitude
A grateful mind is filled to the brim with the warm-fuzzies. There is much to be said for positive thinking. Even if you don’t subscribe to the ideas of karma or boomerang effects, there’s no denying that a flip in perspective when you feel a little down can make all the difference.
Reset your day with this small practice whenever you’re stuck, dwelling on negative events –
Close your eyes, take 5 deep breaths and imagine someone or something you love, happy to see you at the end of a long day.
Maybe you imagine your excited dog, eagerly awaiting at the door. Perhaps you envisioned a lover’s soft kiss
Perhaps you thought of an object? Blankets fresh from the dryer, the first sip of a frothy coffee, that feeling you get when you take off your shoes at the end of the day…whatever gets you to your happy place is fair game.
Create Playlists You Love
Mixing a playlist used to take some serious effort. Before there were iTunes and 8Tracks you’d spend hours burning songs from various CDs and tapes (yours, your friend’s, your sister’s), pirate a few online and use a whole day putting together 13 tracks that became your anthem.
Now, things are a lot more simple.
Create playlists that make you feel happy, make you want to dance, make you appreciate your love and the love you’ve lost, and remind you of how you got to where you are. Blast them whenever you need to be hugged from the inside.
Feeling down and can’t seem to get back up? You probably need to step outside for a minute.
Lack of oxygen, poor circulation, and artificial light can all contribute to your feeling less than stellar without any real reason.
Don’t take our word for it. The researchers at Stanford University (they’re a pretty good school) found that one of the best prescriptions to increase your mental health and well-being?
Walks in Nature.
BONUS – As a show of our gratitude for each and every one of you, every order from now until October 8, 2018
,will include a free sample of one of the secret products we’ll be launching in November.
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