Feeling down?...

Have you ever felt any of the following?

  • So low in energy that you don't want to do anything?
  • So low in energy that you don't want to leave your house?
  • So low in energy that you want to sit in a room and just cry all day
  • So low in energy that your thought process is negative and on repeat?
  • So low in energy that you feel depressed?

Feelings are messages. Like a text message, you receive it, read it, let it go and don't think of it again right? Why don't we do the same with our feelings of doubt, fear, sadness etc.

I am about to have an honest hour but recently I have been having trouble with my energy levels. For those of you that know me know that I am 99% always happy. I can turn any negative situation into a positive, I look for the good in everything around me and my nickname has been 'Little miss Sunshine' for years. For the past few months my energy levels have been fluctuating out of control. I have about two to three days a month where I hit rock bottom. I don't want to get out of the bed. I don't want to see or talk to anyone. I don't want to work, I don't want to exercise, I don't want to even think because my thought process is just dark and negative. I just sit, wallow and cry for those three days. This has been driving me crazy as I had no idea what was going on. On paper for those three days a month I was depressed. Now even writing this down it doesn't sound like me at all but I wanted to share with you how I am overcoming all of this... Balance and Movement.

When you stay in a certain place for a period of time your energy radiates into that space. For example: have you ever walked into a room and thought 'ooh, what happened here?' only to look around and see someone upset or crying? You just instinctively knew that there was something not quite right in the energy because that person radiated their sad energy into that space.

If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above I would like you to get up, throw on your trainers and go for a walk around the block even in the rain, hail or snow. Move. When you go for a walk, I would like you to look for the beauty around you. It could be children laughing, someone smiling at you, the sun kissing your skin, birds singing, flowers in bloom.... the list is endless but you must look. When you move the circulation around your body and build up a light sweat, you will release your body's own natural antidepressants - your endorphins ie. the happy hormone. Not only that but surround yourself with the funniest people you know. A good belly laugh even it is over something so stupid will also release your endorphins and uplift your spirits. I went to the gym the other day and all I wanted to do is throw my kettlebell out of the window but I squatted until my hearts content and I cannot begin to tell you the shift in my energy on my walk home from the gym. When I walked into my house the difference in the energy was so uplifting, it was light, relaxed and tension free. I had changed the energy in the room because I had changed my own energy.

Don't let your own energy affect the energy in your surroundings as it will make you feel claustrophobic. You have a choice, you can stay and radiate the same energy that is getting you down or you can get up, alter your energy and enhance the energy of your surroundings. Push yourself to change your settings, I promise you, it will lift your spirit.