When you learn to roll with what life throws you it makes a huge difference in how long it takes you to recover.
How do I know?
I had to learn how to handle all sorts of curve balls in my time on earth thus far (granted I may not be quite into senior years yet). Sometimes you'll get landed with a big steaming pile of dung and not sure how to get away from it so you elect to sit and wallow in it.
And that's a completely viable option. It's actually, sometimes, the BEST option to learn how to roll with what life throws you. Why?
When you're basically wallowing in the dung heap that has been created you will eventually get so tired of sitting in this sh** that you take action to change your circumstances. Meaning, you'll figure out a way to get out of it and how to quickly pivot the next time.
For instance, I started this blog with every intention of writing at least one post per week, growing my traffic massively each month, documenting it and showing others how they could do the same AND showing people how to make money online in other ways. Let's just say that's not at all an easy feat to accomplish in the timeframe I gave myself. I wanted to do this and have it be super popular in like…. 3 months.
Yes, 3 short months.
I may or may not have been delusional. In 4 months I had grown this blog to about 10,000 views per month, which is pretty good I think. But, then something happened.
My desire to write went caput. Like it just vanished! And, what's a blog? Well, it's a place where you write. Can't have a blog without writing.
I quickly decided whether or not to continue it and have been teetering on that question since I stopped writing. I also did some research and some digging along the way that I'm going to be bringing forward in the blog as I get back on my writing horse.
Ok Brianna, but what are the 7 tips? I'm getting there -_- I promise.
There were some balls I had to dodge to get to this point and some dung piles to muddle through and what I found were 7 key things that always helped me get through. One thing that really helped me do a 180 and actually shocked me (but might be a bit controversial to some).
So, without further ado….
7 Ways to Roll With What Life Throws You
Number 1: Time Alone
Time alone is seriously a big, big component to getting through the hard times. It allows you to decompress, relax and sit with your thoughts to weed through them. Some might say that time alone is hard because you're sitting with your thoughts, but it's really key.
Best thing to do is keep a journal near by and write down what you're thinking, feeling and all the things that are coming up around what's going on. It's super helpful to get it out of your head and on to paper. This method allows your body and brain to process what's going on in a non-violent or self-inflicting kind of way.
Personally, I have a handmade leather bound journal I write in. (Hint: I'll be making these very soon. If you'd like one made for yourself just go here to contact me and we can talk about designing it together.)
Number 2: Time In Nature
Mmm, this is the juiciest one to me. I L-O-V-E being in nature with my bare feet on the ground. It's so grounding and freeing at the same time. Sure, it's a little dirty, but sometimes it pays to get dirty. Especially when you're not having the best of time on a daily or weekly basis.
Getting out into nature helps to reset our bodies in a way.
One great thing you can do is a walking meditation. This allows you to relax in nature and focus on things other than what's going on in your mind. Each time you find yourself starting to think of the negative things or what's going on in your life just bring your focus back to what's around you.
Be inquisitive here.
Number 3: Time with Family (or Friends)
Finding activities that you can do with your family (or friends), like a game, is a great way to center yourself and to remind yourself that life isn't out to get you and that there are amazing things for which you can be thankful.
Seeing their smiles and hearing their laughter can help turn your days around.
Which reminds me, laughter is a great way to release endorphins that help boost your mood. Try doing things you know are bound to make you laugh to help you roll with what life throws you.
Number 4: Self-Care (I mean… kinda obvious)
When you're feeling kinda bummed or blue one of the best things you can do for yourself is take care of yourself. Give yourself a little massage, lotion your body, or put on some essential oils that are calming (like lavender, chamomile or Frankincense).
The options are endless here. Use your imagination and do something for yourself that you would love and enjoy.
For me, this is sitting out in the sun while reading a book or just relaxing in a tub with some lavender drops in the water.
Number 5: Bone Broth
Man, I never thought this would matter as much as it does, and some folks still might say I'm daft for thinking it does, but bone broth makes me feel worlds happier when I have it in my system. Sometimes I would go a few days without it and hit a slump I couldn't get out of and it would be rough.
Then, as soon as I made more chicken broth things seemed to get a little better.
Do you have a favorite recipe that you use?
I might create a post here to help y'all out with some chicken broth yumminess. 🙂
Number 6: Animal Love (who doesn't love cute animals)
Whether you do or don't have animals at home, this one is always nice.
If you don't have animals a great way to get some animal love is to go visit a humane society and volunteer or volunteer at a veterinarian clinic. Animals are always needing love there so it's a great way for you and them to get some extra love.
Being around animals helps to relieve our stress levels (check out how animals help us with stress here). It's one of the main reasons that veterans that come home with PTSD are able to get a veteran service animal. They help the veteran to remain calm or help them when they're having an episode.
So, when you're having a not so fabulous day/week/month be sure to give animals some extra attention and love.
Number 7: CBD Oil (the version I have is hemp and THC free)
This one might cause a bit of a trigger in some folks… I know when my friend approached me with it and started mentioning how it could help my depression (I hate taking prescribed meds so I was self-helping my depression through a number of ways) I was very wary and cautious.
To say I was so afraid it would taste horrible (like weed honestly) was an understatement. I was also scared that I would feel high. I didn't know it didn't contain THC at the time and so that was the first thing I thought of and my eyes did this O_O.
But, after being educated and explained about this particular oil I decided to (reluctantly mind you) give it a try. Honestly, I had to promise my friend I would take it because she was giving me a bottle and it is not exactly cheap.
Perks of having AH-MAZING friends.
Then, after just 3 days of taking it, I started noticing little differences. Like, I would be smiling for no reason, I was cooking more, playing with the kids more, less irritated (a biggie right here) and overall just happier.
I did hit a huge slump though towards a particular time in my cycle which is notorious for making my depression heighten and I just basically had 3 days of hell and crying. Talk about having to roll with what life throws you!
I didn't want to work or anything, but I made it through and I'm so glad I had the CBD oil there to help me.
In conclusion, not one of these alone helped to roll with what life throws you. But, by using them together it has helped drastically.
Try one of these, or try all of these (for the CBD oil, contact me and I can put you in touch with a way to get this to try it) and let me know what you find out.
Sometimes we have to try different things to see what works. Don't be discouraged if you don't hit the nail on the head the first try. It took me months (literally) to find my little concoction of things that help roll with what life throws you!
Do you have a way that you roll with what life throws you that you'd like to contribute? Leave it in the comments below 🙂
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