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February 3, 2021

Ways To Fight Negative Thoughts

 “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen

I took almost a week off IG 😱. People say you are your own worst enemy but gosh this pandemic has really heightened this for me. ⁣ ⁣Seriously, one persons opinion of my work got me so down. It made me think I’m prolly not the only one that goes through this! “Bad mental health days” is what I like to call it.⁣

Ways I use to get out of my funk:⁣ 

🔅 Change your scenery- I usually take a nice long hike (especially in the Winter time).  ⁣We can't do a whole lot during this pandemic, getting out in the fresh air helps fight the blues.

🔅 Take up a hobby- I enjoy reading, I just finished the "The Return" by Nicholas Sparks.⁣ I have been an avid lover of his works but I have to say THIS book was one of his worst, IMO. The main character was very relatable in that he was a "typical guy". Full of himself, made lude comments and pretty much every women out there has met someone like him. While I appreciate his ability to capture a real life example of these types of men I would rather have the fictitious romantic I have come to love from his past characters. Fight me on this if you want but my favorite book he ever wrote is still "Three weeks with my Brother".

🔅 Chat with your tribe- I have several Facebook group chats for just this! It helps to bounce ideas with them and really connect. Since many of my tribe live in different states it can be hard to get together anyway. With the pandemic we got extra creative!⁣ 

🔅 Name 3 things that are positive- I’m still working on this one. It does change your mind to a happier place⁣ when you utilize this technique.

🔅 Prove them WRONG- in my case I simply took a Social Media detox. When I  came back it was with a vengeance 💪. Everyone may be entitled to there opinion of you but that does not mean YOU have to live there. That is ONE opinion. Often times it is NOT true nor is it even about YOU. They could be having a bad day, exhibiting jealousy etc. It shows so much of their character rather than yours when they say negative things your way. 

Do you have these days? 

If so, what are some of YOUR tips???

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3 comments

  1. Sometimes I just don't have the mental energy to get online and go through social media - leading me to unintentional social media detoxes. But they are exactly what I need and I typically feel 10x better when I hop back online.

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  2. This is such great advice - I usually do a change of scenery as well and try to get some fresh air and disconnect from social media and my phone when this happens.

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  3. I feel you so much on all of this! Taking a moment to face that negativity head on is a major key! I also love taking social media detoxes and just living in the moment.

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