We all have a bad week sometimes, so if you’re feeling a bit blue or frustrated, know that you aren’t alone.
I’ve found myself having a roller coaster week – some good, some frustrating, some just BLAH so I figured there are probably a few of you out there in the same boat who may need to grab an oar and join me as we row ourselves a shore.
Or maybe you need to send this to a friend who’s in this boat?
Or maybe I need to let go of a metaphor gone on WAY too long… 😉
Regardless, here are my tips for turning your week around and approaching it with a fresh start:
I was recently suggested to download the Stop, Breathe & Think app for meditation. I’ve always wanted to be better at it but outside of savassana in yoga, it just wasn’t happening. While I’m still not great at it, I’m getting better and have been going through the prompts to pick the proper meditation to do right before bed. I usually fall asleep in the middle of it, which I consider a good thing, I relaxed enough to drift off to dreamland.
Whether a sentence, two or 10, just taking a few minutes to put your feelings out there makes all the difference. Not only does this allow me a few quiet moments with my thoughts, but it just gives me a moment to LET GO of the things that aren’t serving me, are stressing me out, or may hold me back tomorrow. You know where to go if you need some journaling inspiration (coughDAILYASPIREcough).
3. Schedule Something Fun
This may seem ridiculous but it’s all about giving yourself something to look forward to. If you have something fun on the agenda – coffee with a friend, yoga, etc – you can focus more on the fun and less on the bad.
4. Find the Positive
Okay, I know this is easier said than done but this may be the most important when things are feeling rough. If you can’t find the positive yourself, talk to a friend who can help you see it. Maybe you’re just changing your perspective or maybe you’re focusing on the small wins, whatever it may be, find something positive and channel your energy there. I promise, it will make a difference.
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What are some of your top tips to turn around a rough day, week or month?