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Do you ever feel down? Do you get the Monday blues? Well, you’re not alone! Did you know that the Monday blues are a real thing, proven by science, (ooo science)? We all feel down from time to time, no matter what day it is, (although Monday’s get to a large population). There are also an infinite amount of reasons to feel down, reasons stemming from the news to family issues and everything in between. So… How do you beat it?
My favourite way to start my internal conversion is to find out what is making me feel down. I love my job, but some days I get to work and just feel like my mind isn’t fully there. So the first thing I do, (well after my cup of coffee, of course) is write down what is bothering me. Most of the time it’s such a small issue like a bad dream or a small mistake that sits in my mind. I combat this with one of three things, almost always works:
Even though the biggest cliché for relieving stress is going for a walk, it really helps. Besides, who doesn’t love fresh air and greenery?!
I think part of the reason I love my job is the people I’m surrounded by. Just telling someone your bad dream or letting them know you don’t feel great can really help you.
Honestly, this is my favourite thing in the world to do. I hop onto YouTube and type standup comedy and hope for something to put a smile on my face.
Now these are some of the things that help me get through the daily grind, and they may not work for you, but it’s worth a shot! What do you have to lose other than sadness? What about those who work from home, or stay-at-home mothers and fathers? Well, I have some news for you… YOU ARE LOVED! No matter how you ever feel, you are loved.
We hear so much negativity in the news every day that it begins to drain us. Here’s a real news flash for you, people do great things, every day. Whenever you feel down, whenever you feel like you aren’t making a difference, remember that you are an amazing person. No matter how you feel think of the positive!
Here is the most underrated tip to create happiness: don’t take for granted the little things in life like holding open the door for someone or saying “please” and “thank you”. Doing good will make you feel better. Next time you go to Tim Hortons for your daily coffee fix, bring an extra five dollars and spend it on donuts for the next couple people. Just let the cashier know you want to pay for the next couple donuts people order. This is sure to put a smile on your face, and theirs!
Try and think about the positive things in life, and when you feel down, try to make others happy. It’s like paying it forward; helping others makes you feel better. Now you’ve read my thoughts on beating the Monday blues and just purely making yourself a little happier. So go out there, think happy thoughts, and make your day (and someone else’s).