January has started off a little rough. There always seem to be breaking news that is coming in, and it's hardly ever good. So, with all this going on, what is a person to do when they're constantly surrounded by bad energy? Here's some things I do when the world is starting to get to me, and I hope they can help you, too.
Delete Your Social Media
Sometimes, for me at least, it's better to let my mind cleanse from social media. Social media can be a lot, and it can be very stressful trying to keep up with the times of things. I like to delete it for a week, and let my mind have time to focus on other things that aren't as detrimental to my mental health.
Do Something You Enjoy
For me, it would be music. Whenever I feel stressed, I try to tune out the world with my headphones. For you, whether it be video games, drawing, or reading, sometimes it's good to do something for your own pleasure instead of anything else. Take some you time, you deserve it!
Surround Yourself With People You Love
There are people on this world that love you. Make sure to keep them close. It is good for your mental health to know that you are not alone, and that you have people that you can rely on.
Play With Some Animals
When I'm sad, I tend to hang out with my cat. If she's not readily available, sometimes I'll go to a friends house to play with their animals. Let me tell you, anytime I touch a cat or a dog, my sadness instantly melts away. I'm telling you, it works every time. 10/10 would recommend. (Unless you're allergic, then please don't.)
Cry It Out
Let me start off by saying, I cry more than any person ever should. It may be unhealthy or mean that something's wrong with me, but man it feels good. Don't bottle up your feelings, it's extremely unhealthy to hold it in. So, put on a sad movie, get a blanket, get some ice cream, and cry away.
If All Else Fails, Take A Nap!
This is my go to. Anytime I feel sad, overwhelmed, or any other kind of emotion I don't like, I take a nap. It's a good hour and a half of me forgetting the world and all of my problems. A good nap does the body good.
There are a lot of things that are going on in the world; some good and some bad. It can be a lot to handle, and sometimes it can really start to take a toll on your mental health. By following these steps, maybe it'll make these times a little more bearable.