How to Stay Positive When Life Sucks ♥

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We’ve all had those days/weeks/months when everything goes wrong, you’re stuck in a rut, and you’d rather curl up into a ball in bed. I’ve recently been struggling with a lot of stress and just an overall feeling of ‘I-don’t-want-to-be-out-of-bed-rn.’ Because of this, I devised some steps to take whenever I was feelings poor and I have decided to share them with you.

 1. Do something for yourself 

 Wether it be eating something delicious, having a hot bubble bath, or retail therapy, I find that doing something for yourself that you love can really help to get out of a slump. It’s so important to take time out of your day to do something for you. We spend so much time worrying about other people and making them happy that we forget the most important person - ourselves. By doing something nice for yourself, it can really make the difference that you need.

 2. Meditation and Journalling 

 I have recently started to meditate, then journal before I go to bed. At 9pm I turn my electronics off and listen to my favourite meditation app (Headspace), once that is over I pop into bed and write down some thoughts in my journal. Not only is this great to let out some steam, you also get to know yourself more and understand how you think and feel.

 3. Increasing positivity 

 When you’re in a negative environment and surrounded by negative people, that negative will inevitably cling onto you. I cannot stress how important it is to remove negative people in your life. If that isn’t possible, try to surround yourself by more positive people and to make friends who will be good influences.

 4. Affirmations 

 I know that affirmations seem lame, but trust me on this one - they really do work! Whenever I’m feeling down; I tell myself something positive and uplifting, wack on a fake smile and then in no time, I feel fab again!

 5. Go for a drive/walk/run/hop/etc. 

 I find that one of the best ways to clean your head is to just jump in the car and drive. You don’t have to know where you’re going or what you’re doing, you just need to listen to dome bangin’ tunes and drive (at the speed limit) and think. Being outside in the world, and experiencing it can really help clear a stressed and anxious mind. Remember! Don’t forget to breathe in some fresh air!

 Feeling down isn’t something to be ashamed of, it’s something that everyone goes through and it’s something that we should all embrace. I hope my tips and tricks help you in the future for when you’re feeling flat, please let me know down below how you’re feeling today!

 Love, Nicola

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