Glad you are back for the apathy and depression (part three) of our ‘Elevate Your Vibe’ series!
If you missed the first two, just click on over here to get caught up. I hope this past week was filled with a lot less guilt and shame and more celebration and joy. Let’s dive right into today’s topic of apathy and depression and learn some simple tools to spring out of them.
Apathy and depression vibrate down there at about 50. Hmmm… On Dr. Hawkins’ vibrating scale of emotions 0-1000, that’s just not where we want to be! So here are few quick tools for springing yourself out of apathy and depression. We have two main things to look at here; your body language and your thoughts.
When you are feeling apathetic or depressed, take note of your physiology. How are you standing? How are your shoulders? Are your shoulders slumped forward? How about your head, is it down or up? What is your body’s physical position?
Next, what are you focusing on? Where are your thoughts? Are you dwelling on something that can’t be changed, something from the past perhaps?…
Once these questions are answered, you can consciously make the effort to change them and the chain reaction result is… Elevating your vibe!
First: Look up. Smile. Take a deep breath, stand up, move, run, jump, turn on some fun music, and get yourself going!
Second: Think of something or someone you love, something you’re grateful for, or one of your favorite memories.
Immediately, with very little work you have shifted the negative feelings you felt earlier. Thoughts precede feelings. As soon as you recognize that, you give yourself the power to change your feelings!
In fact, just the other day I was talking with my seven-year-old daughter and I mistakenly reminded her of the “owie” she got earlier on her leg from bonking a toy. She immediately made a frowny face and became sad-eyed as she remembered the not so pleasant event. I quickly realized my mistake and changed the subject by asking her what her favorite part of her tumbling class was. She immediately smiled, laughed, and recounted her fun events. Pretty simple and yet such a powerful distraction technique, and just as applicable with us adults!
You see, if you allow life to simply pass by, you can easily become weighed down by so-called mundane tasks, events happening in and out of our communities, and the weight of the world’s problems. But at the moment you choose to believe what’s within you is much, MUCH stronger. At that moment YOU WIN. YOU become more powerful than any so-called problem and become the creator of your world. You get to decide how you will choose to feel and see and think and speak!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I CHOOSE THAT! What do you think?
Carpe Diem! -Krissy