Some days are tough.
Difficult to get out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, and get through the day.
Especially when things go terribly wrong.
Or when we feel like a failure.
Yes, you’re allowed to wallow!
But there’s an art to wallowing.
Read on… to learn how to wallow + 5 other ways to get through this moment
1. CRY YOUR HEART OUT
There’s something satisfying about crying your heart out! Suppressing your depressive emotions only leaks out in other ways, like anger, resentment or even rage. If you’re feeling utterly low, go ahead and take time for yourself, find a dark, quiet spot, and have a good cry.
2. LISTEN FOR GUIDANCE
When your heart is laid open, is when you can allow your inner voice to speak, and be heard. You can ask for guidance and get an answer. Even if you don’t know where you’re headed next, you’ll always receive your next step.
3. SET A TIMER
This is an important step that many of us don’t take into consideration. Yes, by all means, take time to wallow, whether it’s for 5 minutes or for a day. But don’t let it go on for too long! Why? Because at a certain point, we might find our identity in giving up, and we don’t look for ways to move past it.
4. MAKE A LIST – OF WHAT WENT WRONG
When we’re in the mood for wallowing, we tend to lump everything together to think EVERYTHING is going wrong. But when you actually make a list of what exactly is wrong, you may be surprised that it’s just one or two things that are not going our way. And it’s just those one or two things that are affecting our state of mind.
5. MAKE ANOTHER LIST – OF WHAT’S STILL GOING RIGHT
This is another important step that many of us don’t take into account. A gratitude list, or a list of everything that’s going right for us may be surprising at a moment when we think everything’s going wrong. By making this list, we can help our mind step away from obsessing about “failures and bad luck” of the past, and focus more on the present and future moments of what we can actually choose to do.
6. REMEMBER THE LAST TIME SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED
What they say about hindsight is 20/20 is very true! There are lessons that we learned from our past experiences that we may not see in our current “failures” yet. But if we allow ourselves to look back at times when we thought things went terribly wrong, we usually come away with how those particular moments were life-changing, and how they made us stronger!
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