Updated: Jun 22
Ways to brighten up your aura when times are tough
Things can get pretty difficult in life. However, ensuring that you are still practicing uplifting and positive habits is the best way to get rid of that negative energy and become a better you. It is imperative that you keep up with good practices even when times get tough. Not doing so can make you feel down.
Sleepytime is for sleep
People and students often negate the 8 hours of sleep that they're supposed to receive. Instead of sleeping, people can be up to study, work, or for other responsibilities. It is important to try to find the time to catch those Z's. Not sleeping has detrimental effects on a person's well-being. Examples include memory issues, mood swings, a weaker immune system, poor balance, and it can even put you at a higher risk for diseases.
Establishing Positive Habits
When things are looking down, positive habits are there to help you lookup. Positive habits can be anything from listening to your favorite music album to dancing three times a week. Positive habits are activities you consistently participate in that help you and your well-being. If you don't have a positive habit, think of things that you occasionally do that make you happy. Try doing those things more often in order to find joy within life. It is easy to get caught up in the mishaps that life throws in our faces, but finding joy in the little things and doing them consistently can dramatically alter your outlook on life.
Taking time off for you
It is consistently mentioned that self-care is a necessary part of mental and physical health. Well, here's to mentioning it once more. Relaxation is the best form of self-care you can partake in. It involves looking out for yourself after you've done the best you can do. For example, after writing a 10-page paper, it's probably best to relax and take a nap. Relaxation helps us in avoiding burnout and depression. Remember that it's totally okay to take a break once in a while, you deserve to. Feeling guilty about relaxing is something that's, unfortunately, a product of hustle culture. Never feel bad about needing/taking time off, you're just one human after all.