There is nothing that sucks the life out of a blogger like negativity.
These days, we are bombarded with news of:
- The constant spread of COVID-19 throughout the world.
- People losing their faith in their government leaders.
- Rising food prices.
- People’s homes being severely affected by storms.
- Rising poverty in third world countries.
- People murdering other people.
Those are some of the types of news that we are bombarded by whenever we turn on our television sets (That sort of thing can drag our spirits down to the deepest depths of depression).
So, today, I am going to share with you some simple methods of lifting your spirits.
1.) Ignoring The News For A While
It is a well-known fact that the majority of the news that is disseminated is of a negative nature; which is the reason why you will need to ignore the news on:
The real purpose of news is to keep us abreast of what is currently taking place:
Unfortunately, taking in too much news can have a negative effect on us.
Dear friend, the best thing to do is to ignore the news for a while.
2.) Listening To Music That They Like
Listening to music that you like lifts your mood (And, that is a good thing).
Music can affect you in the following positive ways:
- Increasing your dopamine levels in your brain (Which makes you happy).
- Reducing your stress.
- Boosting your motivation.
- Increasing your energy.
So, never hesitate to listen to your favourite genre (or genres) of music.
Music is capable of working wonders in your life!
3.) Reading Inspirational Blog Posts
Reading inspirational blog posts from other bloggers is another great way of entering into a positive frame of mind.
The good news is that the blogosphere is filled with inspirational blog posts.
In my case, I have made it a habit of mine to look for inspirational blog posts via the WordPress Reader (This is done by exploring whatever is listed underneath the Inspirational tag).
I would also like to state for the record that there are lots of inspirational blog posts that are not tagged Inspirational by bloggers (So, you will need to do a lot of digging).
I suggest making a mental note of the URL of those bloggers that publish inspirational blog posts on their blog.
There is also the option of following those bloggers that publish inspirational blog posts on their blogs.
Reading an inspirational blog post from a blogger is akin to the feeling of warm sunshine on your face and on the rest of your body.
4.) Reading Books That Are Of An Uplifting Nature
Reading books that are of an uplifting nature is another way of lifting your spirits.
Here is a list (a short one) of some of the uplifting material that I have read:
- Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want by Wayne W. Dyer.
- Meditation by James Hewitt.
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy.
- Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind by Al Koran.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
For the record, it is not imperative for you to read those books that I have read. You can purchase other books from authors that inspire you (The whole purpose of reading inspirational material is for you to become inspired).
5.) Engaging In Physical Exercise On A Regular Basis
It is a sad fact that too many of us have taken physical exercise for granted.
The good news is that we can always start today.
Because there is no time like the present.
Saying, “Tomorrow,” might cause you to develop the habit of procrastination (A case of putting off things for a later date and not doing them when the time for doing them arrives).
On a positive note, physical exercise is known to:
- Lift our mood.
- Help greatly in the area of maintaining a healthy weight.
- Keep our muscles and bones strong and healthy.
- Increase our energy levels.
- Reduces the risk of chronic disease.
- Keep our brains healthy.
- Help us to sleep better at night.
Are you getting enough physical exercise?
I hope that your answer is “Yes” because your well-being is dependant on it.
6.) Eating Some Chocolate
Believe it or not, consuming chocolate will lift your spirits.
And, why is it that eating chocolate lifts your spirits?
Chocolate contains the compound, tryptophan ― an amino acid that helps our brain to make serotonin ― a neurotransmitter that is responsible for making us feel happy.
When it comes to chocolate consumption, I recommending dark chocolate because it is very good for us. In addition to boosting our mood, dark chocolate is known to:
- Prevent heart disease.
- Prevent memory loss.
- Reduce our risk of developing diabetes.
- Helps us to lose weight.
- Prevents us from getting certain types of cancers.
- Combat fatigue.
I strongly advise that you eat chocolate in moderation.
Because if you eat too much chocolate you can:
- Gain excessive weight.
- Get acid reflux.
- Get acne.
- Cause tooth decay.
- Become addicted to it.
Dear friend, there is more to chocolate than meets the eye.
Chocolate consumption has both positive and negative aspects attached to it.
So, make a promise to yourself that you would never fall into the trap of eating too much chocolate.
7.) Engaging Themselves In Prayer
Prayer helps people to enter into a positive frame of mind.
People of all religions can attest to the power of prayer (It helped them during those tough times in their lives).
Prayer is no laughing matter.
Joyce Meyer’s article, The Truth About Prayer: What It Is and How It Works, will provide you with a greater understanding of prayer.
From the looks of things, the world needs lots of prayers.
Bloggers who find themselves in a negative loop are seldom creative. Therefore, it would be in their best interest to enter into a positive frame of mind.
As you have just learned, bloggers can enter into a positive frame of mind by:
- Ignoring the news for a while.
- Listening to music that they like.
- Reading inspirational blog posts.
- Reading books that are of an uplifting nature.
- Engaging in physical exercise on a regular basis.
- Eating some chocolate.
- Engaging themselves in prayer.
Please feel free to share your perspective on what you have read via my blog’s comments section.
And, thank you for reading!