Maybe you are brokenhearted, crushed in spirit or you have many afflictions in your life. These struggles make you no longer strong and courageous. You are frightened and dismayed. There is no peace in you and you feel so empty inside. There are so many weaknesses and you have no power and you cannot do anything. Your heart is troubled and you are feeling down. You are crying for help.
Everyone gets “feeling down” once in a while. Being in this emotional moment is not wrong or you are weird. This is a precious attribute of a human being God created for a reason. It is alright to be in “feeling down” mood. However, should not be too long. “Feeling down” moment is like a stepping stone. You are not supposed to be there for long. It is a stepping stone so you need to move on. We need to give ourselves sometime to overcome it. Be nice to yourself and take things one step at a time.
1. Have a conversation with God
God is the best individual that you can confide with because He takes you seriously. He is the one who created you and He knows how to comfort you and support you. The best is He can definitely afford to help you in term of money, ideas, therapy and any kind of resources you need. You will be amazed what He can do for you. Psalm 139 said it well. He knows you well.
2. Talk to yourself
Have a positive power self talk to you. Be it says it out loud or in your heart; say something nice and positive to you. Encourage yourself and tell yourself to do the right things. This can be a great impact to your confidence and helping yourself to feel better about yourself, building your self-esteem, and feeling in control.
3. Write it down
Writing is a good way to download your unhappiness, burden or struggles in a piece of paper or your electronic devices. Most of the time you will feel the heavy burdens are lifted up. When you managed to write out your “feeling down” moment, you can actually find out what are the exact problems that trouble you. Then you can ask yourself are there any way you can make things better or should you just ignore it. Are those problems really that bad?
4. Draw it out
Sometime our mind is blank and we are out of words. Drawing out your feeling would be a good choice. Whether you can draw or not, take a piece of blank paper and draw your feeling out. You can draw anything you like and it does not need to be a masterpiece, maybe a line, a little flower, circling or anything. You can really de-stress from it.
5. Let the music heal your soul
Listening to music can change your mood. This is fun and relaxing. I particularly like to listen to Christian song when I am feeling down because it brings me closer to God and I can feel the comfort. You can listen to any kind music you like, may it be upbeat or sad. There is music for every occasion.
6. Chat with someone
Call you friends, your parents, you sisters, your brothers, your relatives or you long-lost friends and chat with them. You may or may not tell them your problem. Have a good laugh talking casual stuff can help to release tension.
7. Go for a walk and do some exercises
Exercise can reduce fatigue; improve alertness and concentration and enhancing overall cognitive function. Put up your running shoes and go for a walk. Jog at the park and breathe some fresh air. Take up your hula hoop and burn some calories. Go to the gym and build your muscles. Play your yoga music and do some stretches.
Remember, every setback that you encountered today will be part of your success tomorrow. Don’t give up, keep pressing on and don’t stop motivating yourself. You can make it and all the best to your success.