If you think of your body as your house, and your mind as the person who lives there, these suggestions are ways to create good vibes in the rooms; to create the furniture and nice little bits that make your house a home. If you’ve ever moved house and had to sit on the floor, with a brew waiting for your furniture, you’ll know that there’s more to making a house into a home than just living in it!
Taking care of your health, your fitness, your food, exercise, all these things are very good and useful, especially in tough times. But if we are not careful, we can fall into a trap of just working, resting, repeating. And there’s far more to life than that, it offers us endless opportunities.
So what can you do for free today that could help you to raise the vibrations in your home, to get you smiling, to boost your energy and hopefully give you some chances to have fun?
Create a playlist called “positive, inspiring songs” and add no more than 10 songs in there. Make them absolute belters, ones that really get you going. They can be any kind of music, variety is a good thing here.
Then put your headphones in.
Listen to them every single day, first thing in the morning as soon as you get out of bed is a brilliant time- as that is when your mind is most susceptible to information, which will start to create your mood for the morning.
If you feel yourself slipping mentally and feeling negative, put the music on, stand up and go into another room or outside: the change of environment will cause a mental pattern interrupt, which will disrupt your negative thinking, then the music will start to counteract it with some positivity.
Water therapy is as old as time and it can be both soothing and invigorating, depending on what you would like. There are few things that can change your mental and physical state as quickly as water.
So here are 3 easy ways that you can use cold water to invigorate you and positively change your state, ranging from easiest to most difficult:
- Have a nice hot shower, then turn the water to as cold as possible for 30 seconds
- Have a cold shower for 3-5 minutes, as cold as possible for the entire shower
- Have a cold bath, make sure to submerge your whole body up to your neck. You can dip your head under if you want. Be aware, this is very challenging, so only try it for 1-3 minutes- that’s all you need.
Once you get out, you will see all the blood rush to your skin, it will almost give you an instant tan! Your heart will be beating incredibly quickly and your whole body will feel tingly all over. If you are feeling low, tired, anxious or bored, having a cold bath is an incredibly quick and effective way to super charge your system and perk yourself up. It may sound quite strange, and it is, but give it a go!
Fun can be a strange thing. Sometimes, especially as an adult, it can be like trying to catch smoke, or taking the perfect picture-the more you try to do it, the more it can elude you. But what I’ve noticed about fun is, you have to take it where you can get it. It’s not the big planned holidays, money raises or parties that provide the most fun. Often if can be tuning into the moment and making it onto something special, or noticing something temporary and making the most out of it whilst it is there. Here are some suggestions to try:
- Eat an ice cream
- If the sun is shining- make sure to spend some time outside soaking it up, even five minutes
- Dance around your house (using your music playlist from suggestion 1)
- Tell someone a joke
- Send a nice heartfelt message to someone, telling them how much they mean to you
- Try something completely spontaneous
- Do something you have never done before- use YouTube and Tik Tok for endless suggestions and examples
Fun is not something to be planned, rather it’s more an endless magic potential, it can emerge at any moment, if you’re open and willing for receive it.
We all want to live in a home, a place where we belong. Where we feel safe and welcome to be free, to be happy and to have fun. Try out these three suggestions-and let me know some of your own- and you may find that they help you to feel a little bit brighter, a bit more optimistic and a bit more reassured.
May the music lift your mood
May the water energise your spirit
And may fun never be far away from you…
Love and best wishes,