Sad? These 10 tips will help!

Not being allowed to do something about yourself, such as not drinking, can be a downer. You have to stand firm in your shoes to resist what you are not allowed to do. And sometimes you lose yourself in a gloomy or frustrated moment. How do you cope with those annoying moments? With these tips you will pep yourself up and you can get back on track.

First: change you are not allowed to drink anymore into I don't want to drink anymore. Not being allowed to do something sounds very different from not wanting something anymore. You don't have to do anything at all. Not wanting something is another story. Then you are ready for change and curious about what it will bring you. However, it is quite normal to experience difficult moments. To get out of your slump, you can call your stop buddy or a friend. But what if he doesn't give home? Then you should cheer yourself up. That's how you do that:

  1. Be mindful of your feelings. Although distraction is a nice answer to a gloomy feeling, it is allowed to be there. Acknowledge that you feel this way and allow it. Then you can decide whether you are okay with it or whether you would like to get rid of it as soon as possible.
  2. Are you looking for distraction? Get out into nature. Cycling, walking, scootering, with or without a dog: it doesn't matter, but stick your nose in the wind. Your gloom blows right out of your head.
  3. Grab a book, a blanket, light a candle and enjoy. By reading you move your sentences. A beautiful story makes you smile.
  4. Take a nap. He who sleeps does not suffer. Usually the world looks a lot friendlier when you've been under sail for a while.
  5. Put on your favorite music. Maybe not that super sad music that you normally like so much, but that music that makes you feel good.
  6. Plan something fun for when you can and may again later. Together with your partner, your girlfriend, your football buddy, neighbor or anyone else. Having something nice in prospect guarantees a good feeling.
  7. Surprise someone or do something for someone else. Helping or surprising someone else is always satisfying. Put the focus on someone else for a moment and you forget your own gloomy mood.
  8. Take a bath or warm shower. Use your favorite soap, light a scented candle and apply a nice lotion. Then warm up on the couch and watch a movie.
  9. Grab yourself by the scruff of your neck and move. Running, jumping, cycling, powerlifting and squatting release endorphins. Also known as the happiness hormone. You can never have enough of that.
  10. Make a wish list. List what you would like to achieve. And what is needed for that. Do you want to make a trip through Mexico next year (if the weather is possible and allowed)? Find out what it costs and what you need to do for it. Or would you rather have a new bathroom? Browse Pinterest for the most beautiful tiles and your wish will turn into a goal.

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