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Several Ways That Can Help You Find Clarity When You’re Feeling Lost

Everybody experiences times when their stress levels are high and they feel overwhelmed. These days are so interconnected that it’s easy to feel lost.

Feeling lost can exacerbate negative emotions such as hopelessness, anxiety, and depression. If you find yourself in this situation, taking proactive steps to control your emotions can make you feel more at ease.

In this special guest blog, Erika Rykun shares some wise ideas that can help you feel more in charge and connected to what matters to you.

1. Putting sleep first

It has been demonstrated that getting a good night’s sleep makes people feel more energized. It can enhance feelings of relaxation and lessen agitation and anxiety.

According to studies, an adult needs between seven and nine hours of sound, ideally uninterrupted, sleep each night. Turning off all electronic devices an hour or so before bed and avoiding caffeine in the hours leading up to bedtime are two suggestions for developing healthy sleep habits.

2. Unwind and read

Reading has many advantages, one of which is that it can put you at ease when you’re stressed or anxious.

Allowing yourself to sit down, prop your legs up, relax, and lose yourself in a good book is one way to encourage mindfulness. Dedicating a comfortable space to read is another opportunity to do this. Spend between 30 and 60 minutes reading a good book, and you’ll start to reap the rewards of using your imagination and feeling relaxed.

3. Accept exercise

Even though exercise encourages health and wellness, it may be the last thing some people want to do when they’re feeling down, but it’s a great way to improve your mood.

Setting aside time each week for physical activity can help get your brain to release more endorphins. Your body naturally produces feelings of happiness when endorphins are released, which leads to an improvement in mood and an increase in energy. Going for a walk, taking in some fresh air, and taking in the scenery all support your general well-being.

4. Put nutrition first

It’s common to turn to food for consolation when you’re sad or disturbed, or in some situations, avoid meals altogether. It’s important to be conscious of taking care of your body because when your body is healthy, your mind will also be healthy. Over time, these behaviors may tend to increase feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.

To take care of your body, start by making sure you eat three healthy meals per day. Additionally, keep in mind to sip on plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated all day.

5. Time well spent having fun

If you’re feeling down, changing your surroundings is a great way to lift your spirits. Treat yourself to a fun outing, meet up with friends, or travel somewhere new.

Doing something you enjoy can help you focus on the good things in your life and help you forget about any daily stresses you may be going through.

6. Practice mindfulness.

Meditating is an excellent way to help your body and mind relax even more. 

Here are some things to think about as you meditate:

Yoga and meditation are frequently combined as potent relaxation techniques. If you find it difficult to remain still for an extended period but enjoy movement, you might want to give meditation and yoga a try.

7. Put the phone away.

Our phones can divert our attention far too frequently. As social media has developed and grown in popularity, our eyes can get glued to our phones, and getting lost in scrolling can, ironically, make us feel isolated. However, as we are social beings by nature, finding a balance is key.

For at least two hours each day, try putting your phone down and keeping it out of sight.

Set aside two hours each day or during the week for rest.

Be aware of the urge to check your phone and begin to observe it without passing any judgment when it arises. The key is self-awareness.

Everyone could benefit from occasionally putting down their phones and experiencing life without them.

Take care of yourself.

I hope you can use these suggestions. Allowing yourself to slow down will help you live more mindfully, which will be helpful when dealing with challenges in life.