Do you ever go through a time where you feel a bit disconnected from your own life? Maybe it’s your busy schedule that’s not left you with any ‘me time’ or maybe you are unsure of what decisions to make to shape your future. You might be feeling overwhelmed by the bad news that is constantly on our TV’s and in our newspapers, or perhaps you’ve had bad news closer to home with a friend or family.
When life gets tough, we can quickly begin to feel lost and disconnected, unable to make good decisions and constantly feeling down. We all go through these seasons in life, but here are a few things that can hopefully help you get re-connected to the goodness of life!
Sing in the shower, sing as you’re walking down the street, sing everywhere especially songs with positive vibes. I found that it lifted up my spirits and I could relate to the words that I was singing, it reminded me that others go through the same pain as we do.
Remember that grateful jar you made way back when? Well if you’re still keeping up with it, empty the jar and read your grateful notes aloud. It will make you feel even more grateful for the things God has done and brought you through. If you want to make a grateful jar read my post on how to get started.
Sometimes all we need is a little self lovin’. Paint your nails, have a bubble bath, watch your favourite movie, light some candles and read a book. It feels good to treat yourself once in a while.
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAVE PEEPS
Making time to see friends and family can be one of the most uplifting things to do and it sure helped me. It made me even more thankful for the people that are in my life and every time I went to hang out with them, I would leave with a big smile on my face and that’s the end deal!
Just one word for this: Endorphins, Endorphins, Endorphins! (okay that was three words). Not only do you release happy chemicals in your brain, you being active strengthens your mind and body and makes you more optimistic and joyful all at the same time!
Now this list is in no particular order, but I found this the hardest to do especially since I had run away from God and avoided Him at all costs and I didn’t even feel like praying to be honest. But remember we don’t pray based on feelings, we pray based on faith. It’s the same as going to school, we may not feel like going some days but we still have to go. Even if you don’t ‘feel’ like praying I urge you to still pray and I guarantee the end result will be just what you are looking for.
Here are some scriptures I find really encouraging too if you’re not sure what to read: