What is in your pick-me up toolkit?
Having fear and self-doubt is all part of our journey. But when our confidence temporarily leaves us, we need to find a way to pick ourselves up.
Here are 5 ways we can dust ourselves off, and jump back into feeling and being our awesome selves.
Slow things down
Before forcing ourselves to bounce back and be the bubbly, brighter version of ourselves, we can slow things down. Appreciating some peace and quiet gives us an opportunity to re-set. Whether it is reading a book, taking a walk in nature or enjoying a long soak in the bath, we can find ourselves after some slow and re-charging moments.
Remember that everyone faces self-doubt at times. Instead of feeling bad about feeling the way we are, we can get some perspective. Recognise that successful people reflect and then act. We are in good company. Use the collective, shared experience to inspire you to work through your difficult time and look forward to enjoying what is on the other side.
Catch up with friends, share your stories, your struggles and your worries. There is nothing like a good catch up with a friend to brighten the mood and lift your spirits. Having the support and encouragement from a friend can help us re-shape the story going on in our head.
Find your favourite tracks and crank up the volume! Music can be so uplifting. Even better is to dance around. Shifting the negative energy within and replacing it with feel-good endorphins. Have your go-to list ready in your phone for when you need an instant pick-me up in your day.
Celebrate Your Wins
Take stock of how far you have already come. You have achieved a lot, and are capable of so much more. We are so often focused on the next thing, and the next, that we forget what we have accomplished already. Remembering our wins is a reminder of our brilliance. We can then tap into that inspiration and get back on track.
These strategies are easy, they are free, and they are within our reach – if we only make the effort.
When we are feeling down it can be hard to shift that consuming feeling. But being aware of how simple it can be to change it up gives us the tools in our toolkit wen we need it most.
What works best for you?
Do you prefer quiet contemplation, or a social interaction to get you back on track?