The start of a new year is usually an exciting time for me as I plan the year ahead, focus on my goals, visions and dreams and put them onto a visual board. This year however all my motivation for this practice has been flushed down the toilet if I am honest with you and the reason for this is that everything I projected for 2020 didn’t really manifest due to the global pandemic. And just days into the New Year we are locked up again in the most depressing, cold and hopeless month!
I did have a day where I felt sorry for myself, felt fed up, angry and frustrated, I didn’t try to change these lower vibrational feelings and thoughts I just allowed them to process and kept focused on reaching for the next best thought or feeling. Since I have been practicing this technique I have found that low slumps which used to last weeks before now pass in a day or so leaving me feeling refreshed again.
So here I am back feeling refreshed and inspired to do whatever I can to help support those of you that need it as we commence the third and hopefully final lockdown.
I have put together 5 tips to help you cope with hopelessness and boredom. I hope they help you, please feel free to share them and leave me a comment to let me know what helps you. The more we share positivity the more it grows!
- Developing a regular routine will help with mental health throughout the 3rd national lockdown, having a morning routine will have a positive impact on the day ahead as how you start the day sets the tone for the rest of the day ahead. Simply making your bed every morning as soon as you get up is positive and impactful as you have already achieved one thing the instant you have got up – however getting up might be the challenge so maybe you need to plug your phone in on the opposite side of your bedroom to get you up!
- Writing a to-do list can be really beneficial too, including your regular meal times into the list/daily schedule. Our bodies love and need regularity and routine and have various body clocks such as our metabolism so keep this in mind when planning meals and snacks, trying to keep to the same times each day.
- Finding gratitude in the bleakest of situations has a positive impact on mental health and keeps you connected to all that is good in your life. Ending the day with writing out 5 things you are grateful for can shift you from lack mentality to abundance instantly and can help with a deeper more restful sleep.
- Reach for the next best feeling or thought if you are feeling bored or hopeless. It is easy to get stuck in lower vibration feelings as the goal of joy and happiness seem a million miles away from where you are right now but each time you notice yourself feeling low ask yourself what you’d need to do or feel to feel just a little bit better. The Abraham Hicks Emotional scale is a great example of how to climb the ladder of lower vibrational feeling to step up to the next best feeling one step at a time.
- Making sure you find time to exercise everyday and getting outside for fresh air and a change of scenery is also essential for movement, mental health, physical health and firing up the happy hormones and endorphins which make you feel better in mind and body.
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