Work. Relationships. Periods. Finances. Ugh. What do these things have in common? Well, each can cause major stress, sometimes putting us in a funk and affecting how we go about our daily routines.
When you’re stressed and feel like your mind is elsewhere, it can seem nearly impossible to focus on the things that make you happy. A bad morning at work can put a damper on your entire day, causing you to cancel your evening plans because crawling up on the couch with a pint of ice cream seems like the only solution.
As cliche as it sounds, we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t let one bad day or stressor, like that tiff with your boyfriend or work conflict, make you feel defeated.
If you’re stressed or feel like you’re up against the world, shift your mindset with these simple tips.
Listen to an Inspirational Podcast
If you haven’t hopped on the podcast bandwagon yet, you’re seriously missing out. Podcasts are jam-packed with educational and inspirational content. Chances are you can find one that speaks to your interests, or in this case, becomes a source of inspiration. Podcasts can certainly come in handy when you need a quick pick-me-up or that extra push to the finish line.
If you’re feeling confused about your path or purpose, tune in to the Goal Digger Podcast, hosted by mega girl boss Jenna Kutcher. In her podcast, Jenna talks about her experiences as an entrepreneur in the most relatable way. Whether you’re seeking advice for starting a business or need encouragement to follow your dreams, the Goal Digger Podcast can likely spark some ideas.
If you’re feeling less than motivated, tune in to Gary Vaynerchuk’s podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience. This one is a game-changer for those seeking tips for personal or professional growth. There’s just something about Gary’s abrasiveness and honesty that can help you take control of the stressors you’re dealing with.
Talk to a Girlfriend
Is there a therapy better than a heart to heart with a girlfriend? We think not. If you’re feeling down, regardless of the reason, call your best friend. Chances are you’ve been on the receiving end of her “my life sucks” call, so don’t feel like a burden. No problem is too small to talk about and as women, we must listen to each other and lift one another up.
Spill your heart out and ask for her advice. Listen to her words and consider any solutions she proposes because she likely has your best interest in mind. Whether you’re dealing with a health, work, or relationship issue, a talk with your best friend could be the therapy you need. If anything, you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders after hearing advice from someone who isn’t as close to the issue as you.