While there are people who suffer from very real conditions such as anxiety or depression, sometimes people just suffer from an endless series of bad days, which eventually saps them of all their energy, and motivation. Eventually, the stress could be so overwhelming that it could pose a danger to your health. But you don’t have to live this way; here are a few tips to help you reduce the bad vibes in your life and remove the obstacles to wellness.
Spend time outside
Studies have shown than spending time in the great outdoors can significantly restore mental energy. To motivate themselves to spend more time outside, a lot of people have taken up gardening. It’s a fantastic hobby because you also benefit from healthy vegetables, and you get a good workout; it takes a lot of physical labour to produce good and edible food, from raking to weeding, and digging up the vegetables when they’re ready for harvesting. As a result, you burn a lot of fat, build even more muscle, and take care of your heart.
One of the best things about yoga is that it encourages you to focus on your breathing, your inner self, and on cultivating a sense of calm and serenity. You don’t even need to go to a gym to enjoy the benefits of a yoga workout. There are a number of yoga instructors with free YouTube channels for you to try in the comfort of your living room. Even when you have a To Do list a mile long, yoga teaches you to focus on the moment, and on recharging your energy. Many people turn to yoga when their stress levels are too much, and many feel noticeably calmer after a 30 minute stretch and quiet meditation.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
While it’s good to have a way to clear your mind, part of the reason you’re stressed is because you have genuine problems that you don’t know how to solve. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a branch of psychology that is designed to help individuals think about realistic approaches to solving their problems. It differs from other forms of therapy in that it is focused on ‘here and now’ issues rather than an extensive investigation of past historical issues in our lives.
You can’t take on everything at once. You will burn out. When you do, there will be no one who knows how to take over, because you’ve taken on a bulk of the work. The best way to get rid of bad vibes is to ask for help. If you’re caring for a sick relative, call in another family member to take shifts, or get some professional help. Form a support network of people who can take care of your children in case of an emergency, such as a spouse, neighbour, or regular babysitter. Ask for help at work if you’re struggling with a project, or turn down an extra assignment if you’re not required to do it.