Whenever you are feeling in a low state it’s easy to revert to things that may make you feel worse. These things could be not attending to your daily to-do list, buying items you don’t need, and eating foods that make you feel bloated. The common theme of all these activities is that it doesn’t help address why you actually feel the way you do, it merely is just a way to cover those emotions. Below will be three activities that are low budget and accessible anywhere that will allow you to address your state and shift your frequency.
Journaling: This is something we personally have gotten to recently. Journaling is a great way to address your current state and highlight your “ups” and “downs”. It allows you to write any and everything without judgment. It helps organize the thoughts and feelings you have to allow you to see “the bigger picture”. Studies have shown that keeping a journal helps with memory, problem-solving, reducing stress, and knowing yourself better. When we write in our journal we always feel better after. Having an online journal where you can write on the go is more convenient but having a traditional pen and paper is great as well!
Meditating: This is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to get in tune with yourself. You don’t have to be a yogi to meditate. You don’t have to spend hours doing it either. Most of our meditations usually run around 5-10 minutes. Generally, the best time to meditate is usually at the beginning of your day or at the end of your day. We typically do ours in between (around the afternoon) as a way to refresh ourselves from whatever we were doing. If you are new to meditating, there are tons of guided meditations on YouTube and on apps such as Calm which is free!
Spending Time In Nature: We will be the first to admit, we don’t do this activity often but when we do we always feel grounded after. In an older apartment, we had a park right next to us. We would spend time there walking listening to a podcast or Tidal playlist. What we loved most about that park was that we were surrounded by trees and plants. If we walked far enough, we would reach a beautiful picnic area where you would see dogs playing with each other and children riding their bikes along with their parents. It was exceptionally beautiful when visiting the park near sundown. Walking this park always gave us gratitude for the little things we often overlook and take for granted. It forced us to be aware of the “little” things around us and always reminded us of what was important. If you are having a stressful day and need to be in a different environment, walking in nature is a great way to blow off steam.
The great thing about all these activities mentioned above is that they are practically free. The only requirement for these activities is your time. It is easy to get caught into the materialistic aspect of wellness but nothing will provide more value than diving into activities that center around self-awareness and self-reflection. While getting doing matcha lattes or green juices may feel rejuvenating, it almost never addresses your current state.
Lots of love,
Jasmine and Phrieda