Sometimes it is difficult to get up in the morning and go. Sometimes the day becomes a drag. Sometimes there is a feeling of gloom. However the day may be, if you are feeling down, it’s time to get up.
“Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.”~ Zig Ziglar.
If you allow your ‘not-getting-up’ emotion affects you, this can lead to ineffective work and valueless relationship. It is time to get up to avoid the emotional slump.
These are 3 simple suggestions to get you up and moving forward when you feel the drag:
1. Be around positive people
Practically set up a group chat with positively inspired people. Seek their advise, talk about your goals and aspirations, be with them to organize or participate in their fun activities. The people you interact help you to think and feel the way you are. With happy go-getters, there are plenty of positive energies to keep making things happen and keep creating happy outlook on life. With these ongoing optimism, you will be influenced to keep up and get up to move forward.
2. Create a new routine
If you often use the same transport or walk the same street to work, getting the same cup of coffee or breakfast, reading the same newspaper, these routine can be boring, monotonous and depressing. If you have been sitting at your desk with the same placement of your stationery, maybe it’s time to make a change. Starting tomorrow, walk a different street to work and marvel at new shops. Along the way, enjoy the new sights and sounds. If you have been getting coffee from the pantry, why not try a new drink from a fruit juice stall next door? Re-arrange your writing instruments and your workstation. Decorate your table with some colors and add a colorful plant. Temporary changing a routine will get you out of the rut and let you notice new exciting things. Try out new things you don’t normally do or have time to do. Then, feel the new difference that will keep you up on your feet and getting you moving forward.
3. Rhythmic lifestyle
Get your body to move to a rhythm. Hitting the gym, a dance class, practice yoga and move yourself rhythmically to make you feel better. A 2011 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that intentional movement and exercise can improve test scores. The study adds to growing evidence that exercise is good not only for the body but also for the mind. There you go, just move and let your body be as flexible as possible. Only a flexible body can create flexibility in life. As a result, you will be able to relax and allow the body to rejuvenate, leading you to be happier and in a jolly good mood all the time.
Simply, taking action is always the best solution when you are feeling low. What matters most is to enjoy and feel blessed with everything you have now. Let’s get up and go!