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Beat Summertime Blues

Beat Summertime Blues


The summer is usually a time to shed the winter funk. The sun shines brighter. The weather is warmer. Birds are always singing a song. But for some, those feelings of depression are hard to shake, no matter how beautiful the day is.

Here’s some ideas on how to quash those summertime blues.

It’s okay to take a break


Summer is the most widely acceptable time to take a vacation. Vacations can be expensive, stressful and above all give you the need to have a vacation after your vacation. Plan accordingly. Give yourself a day of rest after you get back.

If you don’t have the funds to go away, plan a few days of a staycation. Sure, use a few days to get things done on your to-do list, but remember to have time to rest as well as have fun.

Keep a journal

Keeping a journal is a great way to release the everyday stress and low thoughts going on. Write down what’s bothering you. But here’s a twist, finish your thoughts with positive goals. List options of how to fix the situation or write out positive quotes to balance your mindset.

Plan for the future

We all have dreams and goals. Planning for the future allows you to look past the hopelessness of a bad moment. Write out a five-year plan. After that, write down a one-year plan. This will help give you realistic steps on how to accomplish your dream-worthy goals. This might take a couple hours, days or weeks, but write down things that you look forward to achieving.

You’re not alone

Summer can bring on emotions of feeling alone. Friends are on vacation. Perhaps, you and your partner have parted ways for the summer. Use this time to focus on yourself. Get healthy. Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Take an exercise class. Start walking. Being active releases positive brain chemicals to fight off depression.

Next, find someone to talk to. There’s plenty of great ways to approach this. Ask your doctor to refer a therapist. Or, talk to a therapist or counselor online with BetterHelp. Sometimes, we as humans get lonely. But know this, you are not alone.  There are many outlets to remind us of that if we just take a second to look beyond ourselves.

Find your joy

You can make this task easy or difficult. Think back to when you were a child. Simple things made you happy. Yes, some we’re material things. However, there were plenty of things that put a smile on your face without costing a thing. I’m not saying live in the past. Move forward with child-like eyes. Enjoy the simple things in life. Enjoy that sunset. Enjoy taking off your shoes and walking in the grass. Enjoy sitting by the city fountain on a hot day and feeling the cool spray of the water.

Your best days are ahead of you. Just remember to rest, get healthy, find your peace and learn what makes you happy.

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How To Learn More About Yourself

How To Learn More About Yourself

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We often go through life being led by our emotions, or driven by our desires. We plan our lives based on what we might want or think is ‘right’ to do. We can often be led by circumstance and development, and the choices we make also dictate who we are. This article will not be some faux-helpful attempt to try and make you a ‘better’ person. We’re not here to judge you in any capacity. Instead, we’re here to try and help you become more actualized in yourself, giving you the tools to consider yourself.

Many of us can go through life feeling somewhat confused. We might find our identity through our passions, our craft, our responsibilities. But do we spend time deliberately finding out who we are? Not always. After all, much of life is making who you are, not finding it out for yourself. But some things you cannot change, and they all are valid when it comes to who you might be and how you might act. If you feel that this kind of inquiry interests you, considering yourself in the following ways could be a phenomenal approach:

Keep A Journal

A journal can tell you much more than you might have otherwise realized. There are many reasons as to why this is the case. When you have thoughts, they are usually quite pressing at the time. We all have our own ‘storylines’ we keep a hold of. But then, just like sand, these call fall through our fingers, and as we move onto the next thing we forget the minute details of our past. This is where keeping a journal can become one of the most brilliant methods of keeping in touch with your past self. Reach an entry you had written one year ago today, and you’ll likely see a completely different person. The content you apply to those pages isn’t for us to decide, only that you’ll see how your life has progressed since you started upholding said journal, and it will often humble you, and see just how far you’ve come.

Consider Your Needs

Learning from and listening to your body is one of the most important things you can do for your health. But instead of simply resting, drinking and eating when you need to, learning about your actual requirements can be achieved before you jump into yo-yo dieting, or trying the new ‘panacea’ health supplement. This excellent blogger review of a food sensitivity test results kit can show you just how learning about your dietary sensitivities, your needs and how you might react to many different food groups can revolutionize your diet, and instead of simply ‘trying’ diets you’ll have a better idea of what works for you. This way, you’ll be considering your needs with an objective understanding.

Try

Challenge can shape us all. Often it’s not the result that we come to which is the biggest reward, but the lessons we learn on the way. Getting in shape, going for that promotion or even launching your own initiative can all be an excellent set of efforts to keep in mind, and if you do that, you’ll be much more likely to try and define yourself through action.

With these tips, you’re sure to learn more about yourself.

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Essential Advice For Life After Divorce

Essential Advice For Life After Divorce

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When you are going through a divorce, it can be hard to imagine what life will be like afterward. And while everyone knows that time is the greatest healer, the reality is that it can often seem like things will never get better. However, by following a few simple guidelines, it’s possible to cope with the stresses, pressures, and emotional turmoil’s that come with separation. Here is some essential advice on how to keep your head up and make it through the post-divorce landscape in the best possible way.

 

Accept the divorce

 

First of all, make sure you do all you can to terminate the marriage the right way. As discussed over at https://www.grahamhurdlaw.com/, you need the best solutions to this incredibly hard problem, and although it can be tough, try and see your divorce as a watershed moment. If you want to alleviate the pain and frustration of separating from a former loved one, you need to work hard, be honest, and accept the legal outcomes.

 

Keep a journal

 

Emotions are difficult to manage, and keeping things bottled up inside can lead to incredible psychological damage. And the reality of divorce is that you may not want to discuss particular issues with anyone else, even though they are eating you up from the inside. As http://womens-journal.com/ points out, one of the best ways of dealing with this is to keep a journal. Write down your emotional worries, and let those feelings out. Not only will it give you a release, it will also help you stop becoming dependent on others.

 

Get a shoulder to lean on

 

However, journaling your divorce experience will only go so far. The truth is that you need someone who can listen to you, share your feelings, and understand how your life is being affected. Find a friend that can listen and give you good advice. It should be someone you trust implicitly, and know that has your best interests at heart. It should also be someone who you know is unafraid to tell you how things really are and won’t shy away from letting you know if your actions are doing you harm.

 

Get busy

 

As your old life ends, it’s time to embrace a new one. And given that your marriage is likely to have been problematic for some time, it’s the perfect opportunity to focus on yourself. It could be through investing more of your time into your professional life. Maybe you want to start that hobby you always wanted to try. Or perhaps you just want to broaden your horizons, and take advantage of being single and free.

 

Be sociable

 

One of the big problems with divorce and relationship failures is that you will often find yourself avoiding social situations. While this is an understandable reaction, it’s important to fight these feelings and get up and get yourself out there. You could join a divorce support group if you are struggling, or hook up with old friends you haven’t seen for years. Ultimately, the sooner you start being sociable, the faster you will be able to get over the divorce. Good luck!

 

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