We’ve all found ourselves tired, grumpy, hormonal, upset and unsettled at various times in our lives. The truth is that it’s totally normal and human for things to not be all peachy-keen 100% of the time.
You’re ALLOWED to have a bad day.
Here are a few things that I like to do when I identify that my emotions are running a little haywire and bonkers.
1. Meditate and chant
Take 10 minutes and sit down and quiet your mind. I like to chant sometimes, especially the Mool Mantra.
If you’re unsure about mantras and chanting I would highly suggest you check out the work of Snatam Kaur. It’s so beautiful, calming and soothing.
2. Drink more water
Your body needs hydration in order to function properly. Sometimes not drinking enough water can mess with your emotional balance. Make sure you drink at least 7 glasses per day.
Take a deep breath. Sometime we forget that oxygen is our life force. The more we inhale in clear air, the more our cells respond with vibrant health. Breathe.
4. Get some sunshine
Most people are Vitamin D deficient and sunshine has all of the rays of happiness you need to release joyful chemicals in your brain that lift your mood, make you sleep better and also feel a harmonious sense of well-being. Go and sit in the sunshine for at least 5 minutes per day.
Taking some time to organize your stuff can be really liberating. By taking time to de-clutter you can actually increase your manifesting power and raise your vibration. Start by cleaning out your closet and see how you feel. It’s a great way to welcome new energy into your reality by getting rid of the old and making way for the new.
In the grip of a nasty social media addiction? Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest can be all consuming at times where we’re literally absorbing so much information that we don’t always need in our brains. Commit to a full day where you unplug and don’t log in to Facebook or check your phone. See if you can do it. I DARE YOU.
7. Drink chai
Chai is a very calming concoction of spices that have the same power as taking a chill pill. Boil up some non-dairy milk, add the chai and add honey. Sip slowly and unwind. If chai isn’t your thing then I would highly recommend red wine.
8. Connect with nature
Go for a walk and connect to the beauty of the world around you. This is the best way to get out of your head and into your heart. Take a moment to look at the trees, the grass, the flowers, the clouds, the sky, the birds and wildlife around you and connect with it. Breathe in the beauty of all life.
9. Make a gratitude list
Try and make this your daily practice if you can. By cultivating an ‘attitude of gratitude’ you train your vibration to be lighter and expect positive things to flow your way. Gratitude is a the secret sauce of the manifesting process. Buy yourself a beautiful journal and make lists of things to appreciate. I promise it will change your life and your outlook forever.
EXTRA SELF-CARE THINGS I LIKE TO DO:
Hug my babies, lovey dovey stuff with my husband, have a warm bath, make cocktails, go shopping, eat vegan chocolate, plan an adventure, buy new shoes, consult my oracle cards, draw mandalas, make bracelets, watch crappy TV, buy myself fresh flowers, pin pretty stuff on Pinterest, call dear friends or write love notes, give my doggies as cuddle, walk on the beach, make wishes on stars, make a big salad, paint my toenails and the list goes on…
What do you like to do when you’re in a bad mood to lift yourself out of a funk? Please comment below. I’d love to hear from you and understand what works. xo