Whether you’ve been diagnosed with depression, you’re seriously stressed out or you have a bad case of the blues, there are lots of natural things you can do to lift your spirits and start to feel a little better right now…
Meditation is a great cure for what ails you, especially if it’s stress or low mood you’re dealing with. You don’t have to do anything fancy, just sit down with your back straight, close your eyes and watch your breath, Pretty soon, you will start to feel more peace than you have in a long time. If you want to see your spirits really soar, try loving-kindness meditation or chanting a positive mantra and you’ll feel amazing in no time at all.
Pursue a Passion
If you’ve always wanted to play the guitar, find a good music teacher and do it. Always wanted to write a novel? Open up your word processing software and get to work. If you enjoy it, you’ll enter what is known as a flow state, where everything will feel right with the world because you will be operating at optimum conscious levels. It’ll also give you a boost in the self-esteem stakes as you start to make progress and realize you are capable of just about anything you put your mind to.
Commune with Nature
Climb a mountain, hug a tree, get out in the garden and plant some flowers, but be sure to spend some time in nature when your spirits are low. Why? Because numerous studies have found that being in nature brings a sense of peace into your life, it clams and relaxes you and helps you to feel more connected to the world around you and everything in it. There truly is no better medicine for an aching soul.
Listen to Upbeat Music
Music is truly food for the soul and happy, positive music nourishes us like no other. If you need to lift your spirits, simply put on your favorite upbeat tracks and tell yourself you want to feel happier, and there is a very good chance that it will work.
Get Your Yoga On
Yoga is a wonderful spiritual practice that acts to relax the mind and the body. Despite what many people think you don’t have to be super fir and super flexible to take up yoga but you do need an open mind, a free spirit and a willingness to give yourself over to the other and become pure awareness on the mat. If you’re willing to give that a go, you will soon see your stresses melt away, your happiness levels soar and the spiritual side of your life start to flower.
Looking for something really simple? Smile. Sometimes, all you need to do to lift your spirits and let a little happiness in is to smile and be smiled at, and the more you smile, or even better, laugh, the more people will smile back creating a positive feedback loop that will have you grinning like a Cheshire cat. Lifting your spirits doesn’t have to be hard, you know!
How do you lift your spirits?