Whether it’s a family dispute, a fight with a friend, a breakup, or leaving your job on a bad note, most of us have been through a rough patch. Also, we might have struggled and took more time than usual to bounce back. Here are 5 easy and guaranteed ways that will speed-up the heeling process and the recovery from a downfall
1. Get busy living
While it may be so easy to give up to the sweet temptation of sitting on the couch and binge watch shows on Netflix, there are healthier ways to get over bad times. It is very important to keep your day fully occupied. Whatever opportunity you are faced with to keep yourself busy, accept it! Be a “Yes man/woman” and accept opportunities to step outside and do things. See if you can help colleagues or friends with work, find volunteer opportunities, or help a cousin with baby sitting. More importantly, exercise! This is the most beneficial task you would do for yourself! Hit the gym or jog in the park like you always said you would. The key is to keep your time and day occupied from morning till night with positive tasks.
2. Look forward to something new
This is crucial! Looking forward to something new that you are interested in will keep your happy thoughts activated while waiting for this upcoming event.
My favorite option would be travel to a new city or country that you have never been to before. If this is not financially or timely feasible, you can aim to start reading a new book, learn a new language, try a new water park, or think of a new hobby and work on it! The key is that this action is a new thing that you are very excited about and you can easily start in the coming few weeks.
3. Taking care of a life
Taking care of a life in your house can be an immense source of positive energy. If you are settled in certain city for quite some time, I highly advise getting a pet! While taking care of a pet can be a lot of effort, having a buddy in the house that you play with, feed and take care of really pays of. A good alternative to a pet is a plant! While plants enhance breathing and increase Oxygen, many studies proved that plants increase productivity and positive thinking.
4. Help others
You would be surprised how being there for others who need your support can give a great sense of satisfaction! The bigger the support you are giving the better it feels. However, simple actions like giving a confidence boost, a sincere conversation, a smile with a nice comment can do wonders! These actions will make you feel as good as you made others feel!
5. Reach out to old friends & family
You never know who is out there who might be going through a similar situation and need you as much as you need them! Reaching out to old friends can be very nourishing as it can be a nice drive down a memory lane that will remind you of your old-self and the simple things that used to make you happy!
6. BONUS point: Count your blessings!
My good friend and life coach, Karim Zayed, told me that he advises his clients to spend a minute per day to think of all the minor and major details in their lives that they are thankful for. When I tried this myself, I did it the first thing in the morning while I am still in bed. That was the best way I ever started the day! ( I messaged my friend right after) For only 1 minute, be thankful for the good people in your life, body, face, skills, house, car, or gadgets, etc. You will eventually realize that you have a lot to be happy and thankful for than to be upset about (I hope).
Borrowing your experiences, can you please share with us other ways you think help to get up from a downfall?!?
Now, there’s no better opportunity to have a fresh start than a new year 😊 Even though every day is an opportunity for a fresh start, take advantage of the new year to dust off the ashes of any tough experience that you have been through and start a fresh new page!
Happy holidays and wish you a great new year ahead!