Define Love Project || Day 12: Feeling Better

FINALLY.

I have FINALLY figured out how to make myself feel better when I’m deep into my sadness or depression. Obviously not right away, but honestly some of my tactics are laughable. Finding out what to do when I’m feeling anxious, sad, depressed, angry, ect. was probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Some of these things I learned from friends, family members, or just by being by myself and trying my best just to get that negativity out of my mind. Here are some things that I do to make myself happy, or to outlet negativity:

  1. Listening to music:

I used music to express how I feel. Whether its the lyrics or the progressions, the samples of sound or the strength of a voice… when I find music that I can relate to, I make sure to save it under a playlist for that emotion. I love finding new music and creating playlists that make me feel a certain way.

2. Singing

I recently just got a new car, well… an old-new car. The radio doesn’t work, and even though I have CD’s I can’t use them. So I just sing by myself in the car. In my old car I would play playlists that I made specifically to scream loudly while driving. Same thing for my shower. I’ve always loved to sing, and now I can use it to make me feel better. Recently my go-to singing-in-the-car artist is The Beatles. I scream Happiness Is a Warm Gun all the time.

3. Stand Up Comedy

One of my friends got me into stand up comedy recently. (You know who you are, and I don’t know if you even read these, but you have no idea how much it’s helped me. So thank you for that.) I love stand up comedy now. I listen to it at work, in the car, and I watch specials all the time when I’m at home. Its really hard to be sad when Bill Burr is screaming about thinning the population & supporting swine flu, or when Joe Rogan talks about how the Kardashians are actually demons. (I like dark humor, sorry) Plus, laughter really is the best medicine. I love to laugh.

4. Face masks, oils, & taking care of my skin.

I used to have really problematic skin when I was younger. I don’t really have that problem anymore, even though I didn’t take care of my skin for a long time. I recently started learning more about using natural cleansers and essential oils to take care of my skin, and I’m telling you that stuff works. It makes me feel better when I’m more mindful of how I take care of myself. Now all of my cleansers are organic, and I use face masks regularly. It’s awesome.

There are so many more things that I’ve learned, but I don’t feel like typing them all out right now. Taking care of myself and learning how to make myself feel better has made me more relaxed and content with things that go on in my life. Know yourself, I highly recommend it.

Peace & Love,

Riza

 

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