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5 Small Things That Will Brighten Your Mood

It's the small things that count.

Clariza Adao

It is easy for us to look at the negative aspects of a situation. We fail to recognize the positives that happen to us, however, we need to condition ourselves to look at the positives. Here are 5 small things that can lift up your spirits.

1. Productivity 

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Be proactive. Instead of spending 5 hours of laying on your bed scrolling through the Facebook timeline, occupy yourself with tasks. Go outside; that way, you can get fresh air and feel productive.

2. Mediation 

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Mediation takes patience. I used to think mediating was stupid but this is crucial for self-care. One of the ways I meditate is attending church and praying. Personally, it calms me down and helps me reflect on my week. I know not everyone is religious, and that's okay! Walking without listening to music is another way I meditate. Mediation doesn't have to involve spiritual practices-- the important take away is SELF-REFLECTION. Self-reflection leads to self-awareness.

3. Dress to impress 

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Dress up...for yourself! Not saying you need to go all out with a suit. Instead, dress yourself in outfits that make you feel good. If you think you look good on the outside, then it will positively influence your self-esteem. It might be out of your comfort zone but you'll get used to it (trust me, I'm speaking from personal experience)!

4. Learning something new 

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Brain stimulation is activated when you're learning, hence why everyone feels accomplished after learning something new. Learning is good for self-esteem!

5. Loved ones

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I'm an empath so I absorb others' emotions. Being an empath is a blessing and a curse. Therefore, it is important for me to surround myself with people who give off GOOD VIBES. Moreover, they must unconditionally love and care for my well-being. Pick these people wisely: quality over quantity.

Being positive takes more effort, but it is honestly worth it. #selfcare

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