No person has ever been truly perfect throughout their entire lifespan. We are all faced with stressful situations that can get us down, especially on those “off” days that we get now-and-then. Sometimes, however, those “off” days can seem to last forever and you could continue to feel “off” the next day, gradually reducing our confidence and making us feel ill-minded and sometimes even physically ill. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that 18% of the US population suffers from depression. Calm Clinic also reports that at least 28% of all people, regardless of their location on Earth, will suffer from some kind of anxiety-related mental disorder at some point in their lives. The Global Organization for Stress recently revealed that as much as 75% of the global population experiences at least moderate levels of stress frequently. These are all mental conditions that can make you feel weary, dull, unmotivated and like your life is going absolutely nowhere.
Fortunately, the unpleasant emotions you are experiencing that are making you feel ill, both mentally and physically, can be repaired. While each person is very different from another person, going back to step one to reset your entire being, this includes your mind, your body and also your soul. In this post, we wish to share some of the most effective strategies that you can utilize to help you reset yourself, gain back that confidence and start living life once again. While many of these strategies may seem excessively simple and irrelevant, by the end of your resetting journey, you will most definitely feel better about yourself.
- Drink lemon water first thing.
Start your mornings off with a big dose of hydration by drinking a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon. Lemon water helps rejuvenate dull skin, and also helps you digest food better so you’ll be less bloated throughout the day.
- Do a self-care power hour.
If you want to start or get back into a morning routine, try squeezing in some good ol’ self-care with the power hour method. I have a whole post about this here, but basically you want to spend 20 minutes doing something for your mind, then your body, and then your soul. It’s the number one thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.
- Treat yo skin.
Brush: I love dry brushing my skin before a shower because it gets your blood flowing, unclogs pores, and helps to remove any dead skin. Start at your feet and move upwards in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Here’s a dry brush I’d recommend.
Scrub: What better way to get your skin back into it’s supple state than with a good body scrub. I’ve been loving this Honey Almond Body Scrub from 100% Pure.
Glow: If your skin is looking a little lackluster, rosehip oil is an amazing thing to use on your face before bed because it helps even out skintone and creates a glowing complexion. Try this Organic Rosehip Oil from Teddie Organics!
- Get some fresh air.
Go outside on your lunch break or whenever you have 10 minutes to spare (*cough* make the time) without your phone, and take some time to notice your surroundings, feel the air on your skin, and take in some long, deep, and reflective breaths.
- Declutter your digital life.
Give yourself fewer options for distraction by deleting apps you don’t use, emails you don’t need, and bookmarks you aren’t going to read.
- Up your fruit and veggie intake.
Maybe you’ve been feeling a little lethargic from your food choices lately. If so, try adding in more of the good stuff – think fruit smoothies with spinach, a hearty salad for lunch, and a big ol’ pile of veggies as a side for dinner. Sometimes we immediately try to cut things out when we’re trying to get healthier, but adding things in is a much better approach in my opinion.
- Try positive affirmations.
Give yourself some words of encouragement, even if it feels silly (trust me, I know it does). I like to write mine out on notecards and read them each morning before I get out of bed. Think about what you struggle with and turn them into positive statements. Here are some ideas:
- I am safe and secure
- I have everything I already need
- I am a unique and interesting
- Freshen up your desk space.
I recently rearranged by entire desk space at work, and it’s amazing how a little change can increase your productivity tenfold. Give your area a clean down (try this Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner), move things around, and get rid of any clutter you don’t need. I also recommend keeping a room mist like this one to freshen up your area whenever you need to.
- Focus on one thing at a time.
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list, get serious about your priorities and figure out what you can set aside for now. Focus on one thing at a time, even if you’re afraid of forgetting something. Also, read this post about what to do when you have too much to do.
- Go somewhere new.
Even if you can’t get very far, explore a town or area near you that you’ve never been to. Maybe find a new trail to walk on, a different coffee shop to work at, or even just take a different route to work to switch things up. Once you change your routine a little, you’ll be out of that slump in no time.