Positive wellbeing is a crucial component of a harmonious life. If our minds are filled with stress, anxiety, or unhappiness, it can be difficult to function to the best of our abilities.
Thankfully, there are ways to reduce negative thoughts and feelings. Here are 10 simple ways to improve your mental wellbeing:
Whether you’re feeling stressed about work or you’re upset following an argument with someone important to you, it’s easy to let our worries get the best of us. By being more mindful you can become more aware of the present moment, your thoughts, feelings, your body and the world around you. Focussing on these things can draw attention away from your fears and remind you to think positively.
Read a good book
When life gets too much, you can sometimes feel as though you need to run away and escape from your problems. Transport yourself to a different world with the help of a good book. Fiction can be a fantastic source of escape but if you’d rather be inspired by a real life story, why not give an autobiography a read? You may be able to draw inspiration from the author and change your own life.
Learn something new
If you find yourself feeling stuck-in-a-rut and you’re desperate for some excitement and progression, why not learn a new skill? This could be anything from a foreign language to a craft such as jewellery making.
If you’re on a tight budget there’s no reason why you can’t research a topic that interests you online or borrow some books from the library.
Spend time with animals
Animals are the perfect antidote for anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, or unhappiness. If you have a pet of your own, be sure to spend as much time as possible with them.
For those without pets, you could start your own little dog walking business or take care of a friend’s cat while they’re on holiday.
Numerous studies suggest that being kind to others can help to improve our moods and lift our spirits. There’s something really satisfying about spreading joy and seeing a smile on another person’s face. Perform little acts of kindness such as holding doors open and paying people compliments. If you have time, you could volunteer and help a cause that is close to your heart.
Spend an evening pampering your mind and body from home. Run a luxurious bubble bath and take some time out to relax and unwind. Give yourself a pedicure before climbing into a freshly made bed with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.
We all know just how important exercise is for our bodies, but did you know it can have a positive effect on our minds too? By running, cycling or taking Zumba classes, you can improve your mood and fill your mind with upbeat vibes.
This ancient Buddhist technique will allow you to concentrate on breathing, clearing the mind, and connecting to the spiritual world. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed with the pressures of modern life, meditation could help you focus on the important stuff and release positive energy.
Surround yourself with positivity
Although it’s important to try and create positivity within, there’s no doubt that our surroundings can have a significant impact on our wellbeing too.
Look at the people around you and ask yourself whether they fill you with optimism or negativity. If it’s the latter, set yourself a challenge of making new friends.
People aren’t the only external forces that can impact our positivity. Scents and sounds can also have an effect on us. Make your home a welcoming environment by lighting candles or introducing incense sticks.
Repel negativity with crystals
Semi precious stones and crystals are often used to repel negative energy and build an aura of optimism. We recommend using Amazonite to promote positive energy and build emotional balance, Blue Agate to decrease anger and calm the soul, and Topaz to banish irritability.
Crystals aren’t the only tool for those looking to repel negative energy. Surround yourself with positive vibes with our 30 Day Negative Energy Cleanse.