How do you know when you’re down? There’s always a point when I realize I’m falling into my old habits. The moment it hit me, was when I got upset that I didn’t see that red exclamation mark over my text messages, even though I had just unlocked my phone for the 1000th time. In reality, I just hadn’t responded to anyone. I was yearning for someone to just reach out to me, and ask how I was doing, even though I had closed everyone out.
Not only am I not responding to text or calls, I stopped responding to my needs. I stopped putting in the effort to cook or prep frozen fruit to make smoothies. Instead, I went downstairs, made a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, and went back to my bed. If it’s the weekend and I’m in this mood, I will probably neglect showering, yoga, and sunlight unless Kailee has to potty. It’s the worst feeling, but I do it to myself.
Kailee, my sweet dog. When I get into my “dark hole” as I like to call it, she has been such a saving grace for me. She’s always there for me when I’m lonely and sad. I know that she can sense it and she’s always there to lick my tears away.
What is a down day? A down day for me is when I drink water and go to sleep so my stomach will stop growling. It’s not responding to anyone, it’s a relationship with my bed and a remote, it’s me needing downtime, it’s me off my horse and scrambling to pick up the pieces faster this time around.
20 TIPS TO TURN YOUR DAY AROUND:
Brush your teeth
Take a shower
Wash your hair
Clean up your room or house.
Get off social media
Go outside. Feel the sun
Stretch. If you can do more, DO MORE
Speak positive affirmations out loud
Go on a date alone
Read a book
Eat fruit and drink tea
Go read your goals, past journal entries, etc
Journal, write, blog, or anything to release the feelings
Go create, be creative
Dance and sing
Play with a dog, child, or friend
Listen to your favorite, mood lifting playlist
What are your go-to’s for your down days? Do you like to binge eat? sleep? cry? How do you make your down days shorter? Comment below and share. I’d love to hear your tips.
peace & light,