Everyone has a bad day once in awhile; it is almost expected. But have you been finding yourself constantly feeling down? Making the people around you sad? You are not alone, young people today face ever-increasing pressures in school, work, and their personal lives. Although you may not be alone, that is no reason to continue to live with a negative mindset. There are so many reasons to have a positive outlook, here are just some of the ways Mayo Clinic recommends can improve your health:
- More resistant to sickness
- Lower stress levels and reduced risk of depression
- Better ability to handle stressful situations
Just to Name a Few
Although it may take years of practice and commitment, there are ways to achieve not only a better mindset but a more balanced life. Here are just a few ways:
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Have you found yourself spending time with some people only to feel emotionally distraught after? This is a major warning sign that these people are not good for you. Join a fitness class, book club, or other groups or clubs to meet people with common interests to you.
Take some time away from alcohol, sugar, and other processed foods, and focus on whole foods, a balanced diet, and plenty of exercise. You will likely find you have more energy, and can take the time to devote yourself to meaningful projects.
Laugh, Laugh a Lot!
Feeling a little blue? Look for ways to make yourself laugh a little! Maybe that is a funny movie or TV Show? YouTube also has clips of comedy clips and other comedy based content. Or, go a seek out a friend or family member who knows how to put a smile on your face, whether you live close or far!
Take some time in your day, regardless of how busy you are to check in. Need a 10-minute break to sit somewhere quiet? Do that for yourself! Be careful not to over indulge but listen to what your body and mind need.
How do you create a positive mindset for yourself? Let me know below!