Winter is a grey time of the year. There are many who will suffer from seasonal depression. Others might be feeling the pinch due to spending at Christmas while some will be lamenting their already broken New Year resolutions. It’s already a tough year, too. With the Coronavirus pandemic hurting more people and ruining various industries leading to redundancy and businesses going bankrupt. With that said, there are things you can do to feel better about yourself. Ways you can reach up and pull yourself out of a slump. Improving the way you feel will come harder to some than others. It’s why you need to try and work out what makes you tick before following any of the advice.
Is Your Appearance Bothering You?
One of the most prominent causes of self doubt, depression and anxiety comes from one’s view of their appearance. This could range from the clothes you’re in, your hair, or skin. There’s a lot of things you can do to improve your appearance. If you’re worried about your teeth, you’d see the best dentist around. But it isn’t always as simple as that. There are usually things you can do yourself. For example, with bad skin, you could try to ease up on the make up and try to drink more water. The point being, simply making that all important first step to improving what annoys you might be enough to dig you out of your slump. Plus, there probably isn’t anything wrong with the way you look anyway. Sometimes, the step you need to take is one of being content.
Focus On Upping Your Energy
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to drink red bull or take a pro plus? Instead, the energy you need would come from you and you alone. This can be hard to do, especially if you’re reliant on items which provide you energy. Consider your diet. Try to add in some more fruit as replacement items. Add portions of vegetables to your plates. Then you can look at what’s sapping your energy. Alcohol is a prime example of something which saps your energy. Consider cutting back on it or cutting it out entirely. Once you’ve cut it out you’ll feel a lot better for it. Plus, it usually has quite a lot of calories too so cutting those is always a bonus.
Take Those Steps Towards Success
One of the best ways of getting out of a slump is in taking steps towards your goal. This could be absolutely anything. Everyone has different dreams in life. It might be that you want to create an OnlyFans. Maybe you want to get that promotion. Is there a side hustle you want to target and make some extra cash? You don’t have to hit these goals, you just have to take a step towards them. If you can do that, you’ll get a feel good kick. It might be that first bit of research, or carving out some time to dedicate to your new venture.
Self Assess And Review
Sometimes people get into a slump and they just don’t know why. It might be that you have depression, or something which would require a visit to your health practitioner. Telling someone is the first step. It can be really hard to review yourself and know when something is beyond your control. If you can identify that it’s something simple which has got you down you can target it and move on but you can only do this by being analytical with yourself and really digging into the way you feel. Call a friend, speak to a member of your family. It can really help you eke the problem out into the open.
Get Into The Open
It might be that you go for a long walk, or maybe you’re going to go for a run. The fresh air can improve your mood dramatically and help you out of your slump. Cycling can also help a lot because it’s great exercise. Maybe going with a friend or family will help more too because it’s someone from whom you’ll gain motivation. Try going and listening to an audiobook, or some music that you like. It’ll make it all the more rewarding. Each time you go try and go somewhere different too, mixing up the walk can lead to more frequent walking. You may get bored going to the same places all of the time. Focus on your step counter on your phone and you can give yourself a target to beat each time.