Birthday Freak Out I came to the realization that within a year, I would be 30 years old (I still feel 21). I’m not ready or prepared. I have never been one of those people who worries about their age. When every birthday comes I celebrate and move on. But this birthday was really hard on me. I was fine till the morning of my birthday and that is when it hit me. I had a minor freak out with tears and everything. The little voice inside my head was saying your life needs an overhaul. Nothing was going according to plan. I should have had my dream career by now and at least seen some of Europe, and etc you get the picture, friends. After taking some time off to reflect, I realized that it was just a freak out and in the end, I’m really blessed in so many ways. Have any of you friends had a birthday freak out and how did you deal with it?
I'm not a big fan of exercising but as time goes by, I found including some form of exercise into my daily life improves my mood. I tend to be a much happier person with myself and other people. I only chose exercises that I like doing so I wouldn't be bored in the end. Exercises like : walking, Dancing, insanity, boxing and cleaning( yes cleaning can be an exercise if done for a longer period of time) seem to work for me. I would suggest searching on YouTube for some free exercise video ideas ( I like boxing, and 30 day shred). Just getting some sun and fresh air is all you need sometimes.
Fresh flowers always put me in a good mood. Flowers are a splurge but I think it's worth it once in awhile. I heard waking up to beautiful flowers can change your whole day and I agree.
Sometime I just get the dancing bug at 3 AM in the morning when i can't sleep, and I do answer the call but put some of my favorite music on and I just dance. It helps in quieting my mind and distressing. You don't have to be in at a club to dance, just put your favorite music around your home and just dance ladies and gentlemen.
With everyone so busy with their lives most of us don't have time to talk to each other anymore. I find just picking up my phone and calling my family or friends improves my day. I know everyone is busy but just take 5 to 10 minutes out of your day to just checkup on your love ones will improve your day.
The weeks that I eat well my mood is great, but the days I eat poorly I find my days or weeks to drag on. So it was easy for me to chose healthiest foods to improve my well being. I will challenge you to start a health diet for a week and if you don't see any difference in your mood to email me. I don't always get it right but thanks to smart phones and apps which helps keep me in check.The app that I find helpful is nudge (free app) helps keeping track of my water, Daily exercises, vegetables and fruits intake and so much more.
I'm always very hard on myself but I found taking time to stop and counting my blesses always help me stay grounded and coming down. sometime things are not as bad as I think there are. Some days I can come up with 5 things that I'm grateful for and some days I just find one and that is okay with me.