At the beginning of July I came up with the idea of writing a blog post and titling it “Getting Your Life Together,” but, honestly I realized that I was in no position to give anyone advice about getting their shit together! During this quarantine I found that I was falling down the wrong path for me and I was constantly putting myself down, up until very recently when something in my body just clicked and I decided to pick myself back up again. I was stressing so much about writing this article because I knew I was putting off until I knew my life was “together,” but it’s not and I’m sure it won’t be for a very long time. And that is not a bad thing! Most of us are still so young and we put so much pressure on ourselves to have everything figured out, but that is simply so unrealistic. Whatever internal and/or external problem you are facing currently will come to an end if you put some effort in to make that change. The universe will meet you at the point of action.
So after months of constantly comparing myself to others, not being as productive with my time, body shaming myself, forcing myself to spend time with people I felt were only holding me back at that point, and not feeling grounded whatsoever, I made up my mind that I was going to turn things around. I went out and got a job (that I really love; the whole environment has a great energy), started a workout program with my mom, put more focus into my schoolwork, started writing and saying positive affirmations to myself everyday, started wearing outfits that make me feel good about myself, going to the beach everyday, hiking, breathwork, and I even planned my first road trip along the coast. Now, I’m just sharing what I have started doing that is making me feel better, but everyone is different. Explore the things you know make you feel happy and new things you can try to pick yourself up if you feel like you are in a rut. Just try everything, because I know that some of the things you look up online, like journaling or breathwork or affirmations or meditation might be really out of your comfort zone, but you might be surprised. And if you already feel content with how you’re doing, there is always room for improvement!
Here are a few things you can try that might make you a little happier:
Listening to music
Being out in nature (hike, beach, picnic, road trip, etc.)
Voicing and/or writing down your thoughts
Doing something creative (paint, draw, write, colour, make music)
Meditation and breathwork
Saying positive affirmations to yourself
Reach out to a friend
Get ready every morning
Surround yourself with people that are uplifting to you
Go to a crystal shop (or any shop you like)
Clean your living space