This past week has been difficult for me; mainly because I've been really struggling a lot with some personal issues. I found it really surprising because I haven't been that depressed in a long time. Honestly, I detest feeling like that because it's so draining!
Talk about a vibe killer.....
Whenever I feel that way I tend to isolate myself; I know that is not the healthiest way to cope but I feel that's how I personally deal with my stress. this time around I was proud of myself because I didn't lock myself up in my room; I actually did; but I did other things even when I didn't feel like it. It's so important to do things for you especially when you're in a rut. I'm starting to learn that tapping into our feminine energy is so beneficial to our physical, mental, and emotional health!
How Can I Help Myself Even When I Don't Feel Like It?
Take Yourself Out - Dating ourselves is the ultimate sign of self-love; I haven't done this in a while but when I used to I loved it. Mostly because I enjoyed being in my own company, I got to try new things and I didn't need anyone else's permission to even try something new!
Read a good book - I recently got back into reading, and there's something about getting lost in a really good book that just temporarily puts all your troubles on pause!
Get a Mani / Pedi - Pampering ourselves is a must... its something that I've always needed to incorporate into my routine! even if it's a face mask once a week or painting your own nails. There's nothing wrong with putting that extra effort into yourself!
Journal - I've always been a fan of journaling and writing my thoughts down on paper. if you're like me and you struggle with finding the right words then journaling will definitely be for you!
Pray / Meditate - there's nothing like talking to God and leaning in on him especially when you are struggling. I have to admit this is something I struggle with because like I said before, I tend to struggle with finding the right words. even though I struggle, praying isn't my strong suit... I still pray! I've learned that there's no perfect prayer! Praying is simply a conversation between you and God! As a woman, we possess the ability to lean closer to God. When I pray I simply just say what's on my heart and I try my best genuine and direct about what I am feeling. God knows exactly how we are feeling, don't sugarcoat anything!
Take a Walk - Go outside and soak in that Vitamin D, we all need it, and it's so important for our mental clarity.
Talk to Someone - talking to anyone can be quite beneficial, especially when we are under stress.
I Hope You've found these 7 tips helpful when you're feeling blue; I hope you all have a fabulous week!