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Things have been pretty crazy, to say the least. With our world being turned upside-down, we all could use a little pick me up. To help give you a much-needed boost, we have put together this list of 5 small things to lift your spirits.
1. List five things you like about yourself.
If you are feeling a little less awesome right now, you are not alone. But feeling less doesn’t make you less. Lift yourself up and remember all of the good things that make you who you are. Grab a piece of paper or open up your journal, and write down what you like about yourself.
2. Connect with someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile.
Social distancing has been easier for some people than others. Now is a great opportunity to reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. A quick email or chat on Facebook could make the world of a difference to someone during this time.
3. Catch up on Some Good News.
The news right now is full of a lot of negativity. While we don’t condone being unaware of what is going on in the world, we also don’t think it is healthy to read article after article of depressing news. So when we need a little bit of positivity, we like to read some good news. We can’t wait until Some Good News comes back but until then we get our daily dose goodness at the Good News Network.
4. Create a feel-good playlist.
Open up Spotify and create your very own feel-good playlist. It’s a fun way to pass the time, plus you will have jams ready anytime you need a little boost.
5. Name three things you are grateful for.
When things aren’t going well the last thing we think of is expressing gratitude. Death, job loss, loss of purpose, loneliness … What is there to be grateful for? Feeling upset about all of those things is natural, but dwelling on the negativity doesn’t do anyone any good. Practicing gratitude gives us the opportunity to look for the light. Plus gratitude is linked to better mental health, less stress, better sleep, and lower blood pressure.
We hope that these five activities helped to lift your spirits. If you would like some more encouraging words please check out the following posts:
**Please note that if you are experiencing prolonged feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts you should contact a medical professional.**