When you start to feel overwhelmed, it’s easy to get sucked into negative thinking. On this day, take a few moments to pause and focus on positive aspects of the situation. Start by writing down three things that are going right in your life. Then write down one thing that you can appreciate about yourself. Once you start focusing on the positive, you will notice an upswing in your overall mood!
Another great way to focus on the positives is through gratitude practices. Gratitude helps us shift our mindset from lack or scarcity to abundance and appreciation for all that we have! Take some time today to write letters of gratitude. It doesn’t have to be long, but it should be meaningful. You can write to yourself, a friend or family member, or even an abstract concept like success or love.
Finally, make sure to give yourself some extra self-care today! Whether through physical activity, meditation, journaling or reading your favorite books, make sure that you spend at least 10 minutes on something that helps you feel good and energized. When we take care of ourselves physically and emotionally, our mental health is so much more resilient in the face of negativity!