Ever have one of those days where you feel like the last thing you want to do is, well, anything? Your motivation and energy for your job, your family, school, your friends or maybe even showering and brushing your teeth has vanished.
Poof! Gone. See ya later, mojo! So long, ambition! Sayonara, energy! Adios mi amigo!
Well, don't freak out just yet. Believe it or not, that's part of being a human person. Life is hard. Life is crazy, overwhelming, exhausting and quite frankly, a huge pain in the ass at times. Life can be a big ol' bully that knocks you down in the school yard and laughs at you.
Nobody likes a bully though, right?
In case you need a little help fighting back when life steals your magic and dares you to find it again, I've created a list of 5 ways to dust off your britches, stare life in the face, and take back your lunch money.
1) It's Okay to "Steal" a Little Inspiration
We're all here on this spinning ball of dirt to learn from, and help one another. That's what I believe, anyway. So why reinvent the wheel? Try gleaning some get-up-and-go from another source or person. Read an inspirational article, call that friend who's always positive and makes you laugh, listen to a great song or playlist that gets your blood pumping, watch a TV program that's a positive influence. ("The Ellen Degeneres Show" is my go to) If you can't muster up your
own inspirational vibes, that's okay. Steal 'em from someone else.
I know, I know. You're tired, your head hurts, you're too busy, you sprained your pinky finger yada, yada, yada. There's always a list of excuses why we can't take the time to move our butts and work up a sweat. But ya know what? None of them are good enough. You can always take time to take care of yourself. Try trading that afternoon run to Starbucks for a brisk walk in the park, take a trip to your gym after work instead of your local Krispy Kreme, do some squats and
push-ups in between doing laundry and dishes. There's a million ways to amp up those feel good friends called endorphins, no matter where you are or how hectic your schedule is. These fun friends are like tiny sparks firing away in your body and will help you clear your head and give you that long lost energy boost you've been in search of.
3) Be a Giver
My parents always told me when I was feeling sorry for myself, to give to someone else. So, being the good little girl that I am, I listened. My teeny, tiny, way of giving back is all about the drive thru window at Chic-fil-a. I won't let myself even think about ordering waffle fries unless I'm prepared to pay for the person in the car behind me. This small, random act, always lifts my spirits and makes me smile no matter how craptacular I'm feeling. There's something about
looking in my rear view mirror and seeing the confused and happy look on a strangers face, that just gives me all the feels. I like to make up stories about this mystery person and pretend that they've just had the worst day ever, until I bought them a chicken sandwich and diet lemonade. That's my thing and it works Every. Single. Time. Find something that works for you. Go ahead, do something kind for someone. You'll be so surprised how much giving of yourself, your time, your energy or money, will lift your spirits and make you smile.
4) Count Your Blessings.
Honestly. There's always someone who has it worse than you. Always. Start counting all the reasons why things are going so unbelievably right in your life. Whether it's your health, your family, your friends, your job or the fact that you look really good in that new pair of jeans you just bought. Think of all the ways you're one lucky ducky and you'll be feeling those happy vibes in no time.
5) Get Outside the Box (AKA your home or office)
Remember the 8th element on the periodic table? In case you forgot, it's "O", also known as oxygen. Get a fresh whiff of it and soak up some sunbeams, people! We have this beautiful place called "outside" that's just waiting for us ever so patiently. Nature is my happy place. No matter how I'm feeling about my job, my husband or the size of my thighs, I can always count on the outdoors to get me feeling all giddy and awestruck. Try it for yourself! Sit on a park bench,
lean against a shade tree or just stand outside your front door with your face in the sun for a quick 5. Breathing in that sweet oxygen will boost your morale remind you that maybe your life isn't so bad after all.
That's it! It's really that easy to turn all that gloom and doom into inspiration and happiness! Worst case scenario, if you walk through all 5 things listed above and you're still feeling down, meet me at Chic-fil-a and I'll buy you a chicken sandwich and diet lemonade.
Sharing my lunch money with nonbullies,
-B ! 👊🏻
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