The holiday blues affect 25% of the population. With the excitement of the season past, adults and children can experience emotional letdown, become bored, lonely and blue. Life feels ho-hum and uneventful.
Adjusting your thoughts, attitude and behavior offers relief and allows an opportunity to reenergize and renew your life. You can learn to be happy for no reason.
1. Concentrate on natural beauty.
Take a short walk and focus on your breathe. Notice the light on the trees, a bird in the air or the smell of the earth. As you sink into the stillness of nature, become open to transformation. Fill your mind with gentle thoughts of the beauty of life.
2. Meditate on love.
Place your hand on your heart and take a few deep breaths. Open your heart and think on love. Reflect on the different ways you give and receive love. Allow the memory of a recent loving experience to fill you. Recycle this love by sending it forth to the entire planet. This will help restore wholeness and happiness to you and to earth.
3. Create an inner haven of safety and peace.
The present moment is a place of simplicity where life and love flow. When things happen, offer no resistance. Gently bring yourself to the present moment. Trust things will work out. Moment by moment choose to feel safe.
4. Antidote for a pity party
Choose to uplift others in need. Be creative with your kindness. Be spontaneous, outrageous and crazy! Shared positive energy has a boomerang effect. Every act of love increases your experience of love in the universe. It’s a beautiful thing.
5. Look forward to each day.
Life is full of surprises. There are unimaginable opportunities, breath taking moments, soul connections, goodness and grace. When you become open to the possibilities, it’s easy to see how the world is plotting to do you good today.
6. Taste new experiences.
Go places you’ve never been before, do things you haven’t done before. Visit an art museum. Try new foods. Listen to quiet music. When you mix things up amazing things can happen.
7. Anticipate prosperity
Reflect on this statement, “I wonder how much better life can get?” Let your imagination run wild as you think of future blessings. Let this exercise inspire you to become renewed and refreshed.
8. Walk your talk.
When you lose faith and doubt, step into principles and meditation like never before. Feel the wonder of being alive. Delight in the ordinary. Consciously choose hope, love and peace. Be persistent and move forward!
8. Throw an abundance party
Celebrate how rich life is with a group of your neighbors, friends or family. Choose a charity and ask guests to bring donations and a dish to pass. The only topic allowed is sincere discussion for how much everyone has to appreciate in life.
10. Surround yourself with love.
Surrender unhealthy relationships. When you release someone from a friendship, you leave space in both of your lives for a better connection or relationship. You can repeat, “I bless you, I release you, I set you free. I allow you to be you and me to be me.” Decide to spend quality time with encouraging people doing uplifting activities you enjoy.
* If problems persist, seek the help of a professional.
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