Previously, I mentioned that one of the reasons why you might have found yourself at ‘rock-bottom’ a.k.a the lowest point of your known life is to embark on a self-discovery journey in order to become a new and better person.
Part One can be found here where I list the first five strategies on how to get you more emotionally stable during this difficult time.
These next five are where we rev the engine a little more
6. Change your usual routine up but keep a schedule.
I hope you’ve spoiled yourself a lil’ because now comes the work and self-discipline.
For starters, in your schedule it is ideal to have your work, study, sleep, mealtimes as the foundation.
If you don’t know what to put in to keep yourself busy, then doing goals will be beneficial for the areas of your life you want to work on.
*bonus Additions to schedule *
social life: Are there close friends of family members you haven’t spoken to in a while but are special to you?
7. Time to visit your old list of goals and friends.
Often, life get’s in the way of dreams.
Now is the perfect time to find your previous passions and consider giving them your time and energy however limited it is..
Are there any goals that could do with a rehash or do over?
If you’re not where you want to be in life, great, it means you want change.
8. Recharge with some alone time
At times, you might find that some activities are not enjoyable anymore and that’s ok. But give it a try and you may be surprised.
Date yourself going on solo dates. Treat yourself to a movie, shopping, or going to a concert or area where you always wanted to. Think about how well you would treat your partner, and now treat yourself that well.
Earlier I mentioned writing for keeping track of your progress the good and bad, keeping a journal is awesome. It’s cost effective and personal to you. Physically writing for me boosts my mood everyday. For others, I know digital journaling works for them best.
Whichever you choose, the point here is for you to release what you feel, document your progress and reflect on what works and what doesn’t work for your journey.
9. Do something new and productive
A distracted and busy mind of productive, wellbeing activities and fun leaves little to no room for yourself to stay stagnant, wallowing in hate and self-pity.
Now that you’ve got those emotions out, cramming activities doesn’t have to be a distraction from the pain or a void filler.
New activities and goals paired with present activities will keep you occupied with what you love and you will be open new experiences.
It doesn’t have to be scuba diving or Skydiving, just yet, whatever is out of the norm for you or has been on your mind. It could be writing a blog, watching a movie, new TV series, taking a new class or hobby. even if you start small
You are daring to do something! Being proactive is ideal when you are not doing your best.
10. Widen your social circle and network.
When you feel that you’re ready to start seeing people, romantically or platonically, see them for the experience of meeting a new individual, not for the purpose of an immediate relationship.
Sometimes when we have been overwhelmed we stick to old routines, the same social circles. There is nothing wrong with that, as they are safe and familiar to us. To expand your social life is to go out of your comfort-zone. Little by little I guarantee you won’t be the same person who began at rock-bottom.
Here’s a Recap:
1.Release any and all emotions.
2. Inner circle inspiration
3. Professional assistance
4. Negative + digital Detox
5.Treat yourself but with No guilt
6. Rehash your Routine and schedule
7. Revisit Old Goals and friends
8. Recharge with Alone time
9. Try Something New and Productive
10. New Friends and connections
People deal with hardship in their own different ways. Some get through with it easier and faster than others. But no matter how long it takes you, in the end, you’ll be glad that you embarked on a self-discovery journey in order to become a new and better person.
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