We all have days where we are more down than others, but it’s when this mood turns into a weekly or monthly pattern that it starts to take a major toll on you. It’s therapeutic to vent, but when all we can focus on or talk about is our hardships it starts to affect us and become part of who we are. There are ways to break free from this even if life is still throwing curve balls at you. You may not be able to control everything that happens to you, but you can control whether or not you let your problems run your life!
- Allow yourself to truly feel what you are going through. This is crucial. When we ignore our emotions we create build up, but by giving ourselves the chance to feel what we are trying to suppress we avoid the inevitable breaking point. Giving in to what we are fighting is healing. When we stop refusing to do so we can finally move on from it.
- Make a point to talk about the good in your life. Even if you feel like you have nothing going for you at this very moment, you do! When we are in a downward spiral it’s because we continue to let the negative outweigh the positive. Find something you are grateful for and voice that instead. When we only ever discuss our problems we create a constant cloud of negativity around ourselves. Try every day to discuss your joys rather than your burdens. Don’t allow yourself to take what is good in your life for granted just because there are other frustrations you are going through.
- Continue positive thinking regardless of what is happening. Your mind is a powerful tool. If you are able to react or think differently about a situation then you have taken back your power and you can literally turn things around for yourself. You have to fall low in order to bounce higher. The circumstances around you may not be ideal, but if you can adjust your attitude towards what’s going on it can transform the situation entirely.