Getting Back Up
There are two aspects to consider here; firstly why you feel down and secondly what should you do about it?
There so many reasons for feeling down. These range from the weather, chemical imbalances, hormones, vitamin deficiencies, issues at work, money worries, relationship problems, fears, loss, stress and the list goes on and on.
To wrap them up, here are really three main causes for feeling down.
- A medical disease, caused by a neurochemical or hormonal imbalance.
- Certain styles of thinking.
- The result of unfortunate experiences in our live’s, or of those close to us.
It really makes sense to work out a way of getting out of the deep dive of “feeling bad”, rather than attempting to avoid the multitude of causes.
A visit to your local doctor should be the first call so that any hormonal imbalances or medical condition can be ruled out. Sometimes our diet, alcohol and drug use can rob our bodies and brains of the nutrients we need to stay strong in times of uncertainty. Other times we need to have a look at our life and see what changes might need to be made.
- Focus on what truly matters . Sometimes we forget what matters to us and we focus too much on what isn’t that important. Some things just aren’t worth getting too upset over. In a day, week, month or year will you even remember?
- Sort your life out. Sometimes we feel depressed when our priorities are out of balance. We need to ensure we are giving attention to all the aspects in our lives, such as work, relationships, health and personal happiness.
- Reach out. Sometimes we bottle up our feelings out of fear that we’d be judged if we talked about them. Reaching out to a loving, understanding person is sometimes one of the best things we can do. We are never alone.
- Move… Simply run, walk, lift, skip, even jump, anything to get the blood flowing to help shed the negative energy and clear your head.
Whatever you choose to lift your mood, just do it and do it fast. And remember when your mood is low, this is not the time to over think things, or make important decisions. It is best to let your mood elevate first and then make your choices and decisions with a clear mind.
Many of us believe that happiness depends on outside circumstances. Richard Carlson shows that in fact happiness has nothing to do with forces beyond our control – and that our natural state is actually contentment.
Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck, because it forces you to re-evaluate things, opening new doors to opportunities and information you would have otherwise overlooked. You can hold onto past mistakes or you can create your own happiness going forward. Don’t make the mistake of waiting on someone or something to come along and make you happy. True happiness comes from within. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
The sooner you get comfortable with practicing and making mistakes, the quicker you’ll learn the skills and knowledge necessary to master your art. You’ll never be 100% sure, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work for you either. You can keep moving forward and keep learning those vital lessons. Remember success is your only option failure’s not.