How to Break Out of Your Funk
Finally, I've found a solution for the sad, depressed teenage girls across the world who spend the best years of their lives locked up in their rooms! Whether your boyfriend broke up with you or they closed the Taco Bell two blocks down from your house, I know the secrets to feeling better. And the best part? They're completely free!
Nutrition. You've heard it before, and you'll hear it again: it's important to eat healthy. I know soda and cake taste really good, but they won't help you feel any better. If you eat lots of fruits and veggies and replace sugary drink with water, you're guaranteed to look and feel better! Your hair and nails with be healthier, and you'll have more energy and a better immune system. Your skin will be much clearer, too! Try as you might, you won't find a single con to eating healthy. Often people's excuse for having an unhealthy diet is that nutritional foods are too expensive, but that's not true at all; you just have to buy the right foods.
Discover. Look deep for your creative side; everybody's got one. Maybe you aren't the best artist, but that's not the only type of art. Maybe you're a good cook, or a photographer, or even a musician. All of these skills will help you in real life, and it's good to try and develop at least one of them. For instance, science has linked Piano and Math together, so if you play piano, your math grades will most likely improve. Drawing or painting is an excellent way to express emotions that you can't let out with words. Cooking can make you feel better, and is, for the most part, a necessary task of life.
Sleeping. If you don't have good sleeping habits, you're bound to be unhappy. It's important to get a good amount of sleep at night. If you don't, your brain won't work as well, and your energy level will plummet. You'll also be grumpy, which won't help your social life, unless you're a professional critic. You also want to keep a regular sleeping pattern. So, get eight hours of sleep every night. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time. Even if it's hard at first, your body will eventually fall into the pattern. And, it's important never to bring your work to bed with you. If you always do your homework in bed, it'll be harder for you to sleep, because your brain will be set on your homework. You need your body to recognize your bed as a place for sleeping.
Let Go. If it's a bad memory that's bringing you down, you need to let go of it. You need a fresh start. So put your past behind you, and live like it never happened. Everyone makes mistakes. If you can accept the fact that you were in the wrong, it'll be easier for others to, too. If it's a current situation that's bothering you, try to change it. If it's something that can't be changed, accept it. One of the most important skills in life is learning how to deal with issues.
Journal. I know it sounds stupid and silly, but, if it embarrasses you, then don't tell anyone. Usually, it helps to journal before you go to sleep. The best way to learn is from your own mistakes, so maybe you'll think of a better way to handle a situation you dealt with during the day. Also, if you journal your dreams right after you wake up, you'll remember dreams more frequently and give your brain a healthy challenge. (Your memory skills will improve, also.)
Exercise. I know. We're all a bunch of lazy bums who hate exercising. But it is important. Try going for a ten minute walk every day. Stand up while brushing your hair and teeth, and bike or walk to close locations, like a store, or even a mail box! Every little bit helps. But don't forget to hydrate!
So now that you know a few simple tricks to staying healthy, actually apply them to your daily life. You are guaranteed to feel better and look better, which should give you new confidence.
Got any more tips to defeat the blues?
Post by Tori!