Every one of us goes through periods in our life where we feel low, as well as extra sensitive or energetically drained. This is actually a normal phase which often happens after something serious changes in our upheaval.
When we are in such state, it is important to honor ourselves and treat ourselves with loving kindness, but most of us are actually not so good in doing this, or maybe find it difficult to know where to start from.
When it comes to the big picture things, most of us are actually pretty good at taking care of ourselves. We usually put a roof over our heads and we buy some clothes and food when we need to, but usually, it is the smaller picture stuff which goes unnoticed.
As the time passes, neglecting these smaller picture items can prolong any low feelings and can also cause us to lose our motivation and can also give a way to negative self – talk, as well as self – limiting beliefs.
Checking in with ourselves on daily basis, as well as caring for our mind, body, and spirit is also so important and this is especially true when we have been through some period of change, transformation or upheaval as well.
When you feel that you are in need of some loving self – care, but you are not sure from where to start, here we are going to present you 15 questions that you will need to ask yourself. These 15 questions are designed in order to help you lift you out of a funk and will also help you to shift from a low vibration to a higher vibration. Here they are:
1. Are you hydrated?
Water is actually helpful in releasing emotions, as well as toxins from our body. Whatever we have been doing a lot of releasing or inner work, our body requires a lot more water in order to help move things and release any stored negative energy.
2. Have you eaten something nutritious in the last 3 hours?
Sometimes, when you are feeling low, it can be very easy to lose your appetite or gravitate towards sugary or salty foods. While this can actually satisfy your cravings just for a moment, in the long run, this can also lead to increased feelings of low energy and exhaustion. So, when you are feeling too sensitive, eating grounding foods such as root vegetables are always good choice for you.
3. Have you stretched and moved your body?
One great way to get your blood flowing is moving and stretching your body, and it can also be helpful to release any stagnant energy. There are some power poses which you can try.
4. Have you paused for a moment and taken deep breaths?
What can be extremely relaxing and healing is taking a moment to close your eyes, still your mind and take 5 deep breaths. If you notice any kind of resistance while you are doing this, you just have to keep breathing through it. When you reach the 5th breath, you will feel much more peaceful.
5. Did you sleep for at least 7 – 8 hours last night?
It is very important to get a good night’s sleep, but if you didn’t sleep too well last night, you should actually be gentler with yourself. Perhaps, you can take a power nap or create a bedtime ritual which will help you to fall asleep.
6. Have you had a shower in the last 24 hours?
It is easy to laze around in your pajamas all day when you are feeling low, but this may actually keep you in a groggy state of mind. Taking a shower can actually be very energizing and therapeutic. When you are in the shower, you can take a moment in order to visualize the soap washing away any negative or stuck energy and then as you rinse your body, you can imagine a beautiful golden white light of protection which covers you.
7. Have you said something nice or maybe done something for some other person this week?
One of the best ways you can use in order to boost your mood is to do something nice for some other person. Even just a simple act of opening the door for a stranger or sending a bunch of flowers to a close friend can help you in lifting your energy.
8. Have you reached out to your friends, as well as family for a chat or outing during this week?
While spending some time alone is great for our self – reflection, as well as contemplation, it can also lead to some repetitive thinking and feelings of being stuck. If you notice that you are falling into this pattern, you should consider making the time in order to catch up with some good friends.
9. Have you made some time in order to do the thing which you enjoy doing?
Usually, we get too busy with the life that we forget to actually enjoy it. Life is something which is meant to be enjoyed, so making some time in order to do the thing that we love every single day is important for having a well – balanced life.
10. Have you done your hair or are you wearing the type of clothes which make you feel good?
What can definitely help you in boosting your mood is doing your hair or wearing some nice clothes. While self – confidence is actually an inside job, when we feel good about our appearance, it does not help us to feel better about ourselves. If we have been wearing sweats all the time, we should consider changing things up in order to see how that will effect on our mood.
11. Have you said something gentle and loving to yourself in the last past hours?
A lot of people are super hard on themselves and beat themselves up for not doing enough or being enough or for making some mistakes. This kind of self – talk is never going to serve us, so we should consider being gentle and loving with ourselves instead.
12. Have you listened to some uplifting music?
Music is extremely healing and it is usually a great way for boosting your mood and get you feeling good once again.
13. Have you spent some time in nature in the last 3 or 4 days?
Spending some time outside in the quiet nature can be extremely healing. If you have not been out in nature in the last 3 or 4 days, you should consider planning a hike, a walk, or even a picnic to somewhere green, or even sandy place.
14. Have you addressed or dealt with any nagging thoughts or feelings?
What can weigh you down and causes you feel irritable is having something on your chests or some repetitive thoughts. When there is something which causes you trouble, you should give yourself a permission to address it. Perhaps, you will have to write a letter or even confront someone in your life. Whatever the situation is, getting things off your chest, as well as expressing yourself, can actually make you feel a whole lot better.
15. Have you reflected on all the things which you feel grateful for?
Gratitude wins every time when it comes to raising your vibration and it also helps in shifting out of a funky mood. You just simply have to reflect on 7 things that you feel grateful for and it will actually always help you to brighten your entire day.