You know all those corny “self help” tricks and mantras that magazines recommend you try? Yea – I’m totally the kind of person that actually does them in real life (and you know what? They actually work, so you should do them, too!).
I’ve been carrying a lot of stress around for the past week. I woke up feeling grumpy and sad for no good reason. So, I decided it was time to let it go.
- A marker
- An inflated balloon
Using the marker, write all the stressful things going on in your life on the balloon. Really think about each stressor as you write them on the balloon.
I tried to list things that I could control and could not control, as well as things that were super important and things that were just silly.
Originally, I thought about releasing the balloon + all my worries into the air, but that didn’t seem very environmentally friendly, so I opted to just pop it with my shoe. It was very satisfying.
I feel sooooooooooo much better!
Just a simple PB&J.
With a pear and raspberries:
Do you ever use little tricks like my balloon method to boost your mood? Affirmations? Meditation techniques? Operation Beautiful? Share them in the comments section!