5 Issues I Do When I’m Not Feeling Like Myself
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Earlier this week, I wrote about what I do once I’m feeling stressed or “off.” I feel this self-awareness is necessary for everybody who’s attempting to know themselves in a greater approach. Getting to know your self is a lifelong journey, and there are various possibilities to get to know ourselves in a greater approach, nearly day by day. I discussed that there are some issues I attempt to do once I’m not fairly feeling like myself, so I wished to share them right now as an opportunity for reflection, and hopefully some inspiration to anybody aspiring to do the identical!

I meditate/decelerate my respiration

I’ve written about earlier than, however (after 5 – 6 tries, if I’m being trustworthy) meditation has turn out to be one thing that’s been an excellent area to launch and join with what’s round me. It additionally permits me to decelerate my respiration, which is one thing I’ve realized may be very useful when I’ve nervousness spirals. Making time to give attention to my respiration jogs my memory that I’m an actual particular person, grounds me (as a lot as attainable in that second) and forces me to decelerate in a approach I can’t all the time do one other approach.

I’m going for a run

I’m an enormous proponent of bodily train, in any capability, as a approach to assist fight psychological well being challenges. When I train, I need to be happy, open, and to push myself bodily in order that I don’t have the psychological bandwidth to provide the detrimental ideas that pop in my head consistently. I’ve tried lots of various things, however nothing has given me this launch like working.

I do a puzzle/phrase sport

It doesn’t occur quite a bit, however I’ve realized that it’s quite a bit of enjoyable when my mind works with me and we’ve enjoyable collectively. Since the pandemic began, one of many issues that’s helped me get again right into a rhythm is jigsaw puzzles and phrase video games. They enable me to give attention to a purpose, and even when I don’t obtain it (my final puzzle took me three months to finish), I do know that was time well-spent as a result of it induced my mind to decelerate and focus…

I attempt to give attention to one factor

…which leads me right here. Sometimes once I’m not feeling like myself, I notice that it’s as a result of my thoughts is in a number of locations without delay – and I don’t imply multitasking. Focusing one only one factor or job, particularly one in every of my selecting, lets me really feel slightly extra in management and centered. Whatever that one factor is, it’s getting all of my time and a focus till it’s full.

I lay down

As somebody who experiences nervousness and despair, I typically don’t really feel like myself or comfy in my very own pores and skin. And whereas I’ve many instruments in my toolbox to attempt to handle or treatment that, they aren’t all the time efficient. So I lay down, and take a look at my greatest to relaxation. Sometimes, weathering the storm is the most effective factor you are able to do to your psychological well being, and relaxation can typically be simply the factor we wanted.

These are just some of the issues I flip to once I don’t really feel like myself, however I do know there are lots extra! What do you attempt to do if you’re not fairly feeling like your self? I’d love to listen to from you within the feedback!

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