Our life is a journey with a lot of stops along the way. You never know what to expect and it's really hard to find somebody who can help to fill the gap or just support while you are walking to the valley of despair. In any case, you should look over and think: what you can do today to make you smile tomorrow?
And then the sky becomes clearer - you find the way to get out of your own head, your worldview will change dramatically in a positive way and I have these 30 ideas that may help you find the bright side.
# 1 Write down your thoughts
Expressing your emotions in words is the best way to calm yourself down. It really helps when you cannot sleep or you do need to talk to somebody but cannot have a conversation for some reason. A piece of paper and a pen could be your friends for a moment. Moreover, you can rely on them because they won’t reveal your secret.
# 2 Take a rest for a while and relax
Pleasant music and a warm bath could help your body to feel relaxed for one evening, but maybe better to take a full vacation and go somewhere to prepare yourself for the next rough project? Discharge helps to relieve stress and tension. Remind yourself that you are capable of whatever you want.
# 3 Explore the outskirts
Use your google maps to discover some great places near you. For example, you can type ‘castle/waterfall/palace’ in the search and find out where is the closest one. Then pick the day and organize a small trip for yourself and your friends.
# 4 Read what you are interested in
If you have some project in your head, do not wait, just stop to google it so you move the case forward. And the answers become closer. Don’t wait when you have time. You will never find it, we are so busy nowadays. Just do it.
# 5 Get ready for tomorrow
Prepare your list of actions. Small organization of the day helps you to focus on something special, or just put your thoughts in order.
# 6 Look for inspiration
If you need some story how it’s hard to achieve success, then find it. If you are wondering whether you are alone I have an answer - you are not, for sure there are two of us. Probably you will find interesting this article. And keep in mind that rainbows only show up after a storm.
# 7 Focus on advantages
Write down your strengths and think about the best way how to use them. Ask your friends or coworkers for feedback to identify your opportunities. + SWOT analysis
# 8 Learn new language
Think about the opportunities in your sphere, maybe it’s the high time to learn a new language. It won’t be easy. Sometimes it’s even hard to keep going so you want to give up. But it also could be a sign that you are on the right way and that’s another step to reach the summit. Take a pause and keep learning to reach your goal.
# 9 Walk yourself well
The walk would certainly ameliorate your bad mood. Fresh air encourages you to think outside the box and to see the same situation from another point of view. There are numerous options to solve the problem and sometimes we cannot find them just because of sitting in the same corner of the room.
# 10 Better Call Friend
Share your emotions and talk about your plans. You may not hear anything new, but there is a chance that you may find answers to your questions.
# 11 Prioritize
Resolve the problem depending on their importance. Use a matrix of priorities – with this super simple method you can be more productive and work on the things that matter.
# 12 Divide your expectation
Decrease your expectations for yourself and others, nobody is perfect. We all are humans and making mistakes is one of the main features of your life. You learn from them and improve by analyzing them and that is great.
# 13 Healthy sleep
When you have a desire to create, you are full of energy. And to have that energy you have to sleep. Nothing special, it’s a must for your brain, simple physical need.
# 14 Do not be afraid
Ask for help when you need it. Of course, people can tell you no, but there is nothing to scare about it.
# 15 Take time for yourself
Make changes. Reorganize your working space. Add colors to your room. If you do not want to paint walls then just buy some colorful pillows and blankets, or beautiful set of towels. You see these things every day, and they will make up your mood.
# 16 Work on your body
Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing diseases. Also, it makes you think positively. Just try one of the 30 days challenges and you will see the changes.
# 17 Prepare elevator speech
Short self-presentation speech will be useful when you need to explain your business or encourage others to get involved in it. Prepare it, then make it shorter, then check if you can tell your story in 60 seconds. You will find this task encouraging and for a while your brain will be totally busy.
# 18 Create a thanksgiving list
Sometimes we forget about people we love as well as people who shaped us like who we are now. Even your enemies or annoying friend could be on the list. They help you to move on and make the right decisions in life, because without them you would not have such experience and such success.
# 19 Draw your life line
It is very informative and astonishing to look back on your life. It is a retrospective for your development. Based on this you can make further changes for yourself or decide to change some key points in your daily life. Think about some amendment for the future and establish them, plan your new achievements.
# 20 Find space
Throw away all your stuff you do not need. If you want to buy something, at first get rid of the old thing, then buy a new one. Do not clutter your apartment.
# 21 Look into another world
Good book is better than a great movie – you cannot stand of your coach until you read it.
# 22 Coffee out
Nice atmosphere and some sweets always generate good mood. Find some good place near you and go and taste something delicious! Use Facebook to find such places. How? Check it here (the last option).
# 23 Try something new
There are staggering number of interesting courses for different topics nowadays. You will find something for yourself with no doubt. For example, Khan Academy, Future Learn, Edx or Udemy. Use it for free to know something new or improve your current skills.
# 24 Back to the past
Review old photo, remind yourself some pleasant moments and passions. Are you doing what you really like? Or maybe it is high time to change something in your routine and prepare yourself to step out in other direction?
# 25 Create a new habit
For instance, you can read every morning 10 min before you get out of your bed or you can walk before your sleep in the evening. Moreover, you can take part in some 30 day challenge, because our habit forms in 21 days.
# 26 Find a friend
I’m sure that you possible to achieve everything alone by yourself. But still sometimes it is so nice to find the person to talk with. Try some websites for communication and talk with different people or look for events in Facebook near your place. You may be lucky enough to catch the right people. Or maybe it is time to find a roomie? Or a pat? Write down all benefits and drawbacks of such decision.
# 27 Use your dead time
Find interesting podcasts and listen while commuting into busy world. There you can find interesting topics from well-known TED talks, some news from BBC or many companies and variety of topics. Or just listen to the latest news. They are free of charge. Download it in a matter of minute and use even offline. And do not forget that audio books is also a great choice.
# 28 Listen to yourself
Turn off every device in your house and just enjoy silence. Breathe and relax. Feel free from business. I hope that you find that time is going so slowly when we are completely unarmed.
# 29 Travel
Go out and discover places where you have not been yet! Travelling nowadays should not be the huge journey all around the world. Explore today what is behind your comfort zone. Move more, use your legs, track your steps, make it funny and add your friends. Fitbit app can help you to settle such challenges within friends. Download it to your phone and have fun.
# 30 Create your blog / vlog
It gives you an opportunity to observe your development, writing about what you like, finding new interesting people. Blogging is a huge interesting sphere. It is so exiting to explore it.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe