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2.01.2017

5 Ways To Pick Yourself Back Up - When Life Knocks You Down

This post is sponsored - thank you to LuLaRoe distributer, Lisette Roberts, for this precious outfit. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting Always A New Day.

I originally wanted to write a post called "Why I hate January," but it seemed so depressing. In January, we are in the midst of a holiday hangover, but for my family, we had our first anniversary of my brother passing. And since I do not want this place to be one of constant sorrow, I want to make sure I take the HATE out of these month and share what I'm doing instead. The tips are pretty simple, but maybe you are feeling the funk too and need that little push to get back up again.


Get up and Go

You know I am a worry wart/anxious mama. I have to fight my worries every day, but there's one thing that I do for my mental health everyday - MOVE. Two kids and being almost 40 make me get up and go. When I take time for my fitness, this time positively boosts my mental wellness. Once working out in some form becomes a habit, I promise the mental effects far outweigh the physical. Sure, I'd like to be fit and trimmed, but I prefer a sane mind instead.

I am running my first half in less than two months, and I am freaking out a bit. But, I picture myself crossing the finish line with my kids waiting, and I am so encouraged. When that moment happens, it will be such a slap in the face to all the times I told myself I couldn't.

Escape Into A Book

In my 40 before 40 post, I shared how I wanted to read a classic. I just finished The Great Gatsby and WOW. When a book allows us to escape into another world, it can be such a release. Plus, when a book is THAT good, the pull you feel to sneak in a page or two is so much fun. Instead of getting lost in a crazy world of social media or the latest stage of Candy Crush, pick up a good read and turn your mind on to something powerful.

Treat Yourself

The mom life is such a chaotic one where your mind is constantly thinking of what's next. I see nothing wrong with taking a minute for YOU. Take a solo stroll through Target or get that massage you've been thinking of but haven't planned. Go find something to make YOU feel like YOU again. I received these LuLaRoe leggings last week, and one word - SOLD. Thank you, Lisette, for sending these to me - go check her out for your LuLaRoe needs. Treat yourself - you won't regret it!



Share Your Worries

Talk. Talk. Then talk some more. There may be some who grow weary of your worries, but you know who is really in your corner. I have a two friends whom I text all day/everyday - we share it all, and I wouldn't be partially sane without them. Your spouse. Your mom. Your sibling. Share with them when you feel knocked down - do not keep in your worry because it will keep putting you down.

Try Something New

In the last week, I have really questioned the blog, the social media sharing, the focus...really just all of it. The thoughts swirl, and I question myself and if I am good enough to keep going. Add in some possible thoughts about what's next for me career-wise, and it can be downright terrifying. In the last week, I've dumped all my worries on paper and have done some research. In the midst of this negative talk, a new experience presented itself (Hey, God), and I have some new goals on the horizon.

Try something outside of your comfort zone or jot down some simple things you'd like to accomplish. But, let's make each other a promise - let's not compare while we are looking at our options. I am going to scream that comparison thing over and over until my crazy brain gets it. That screaming alone may be my newest "something new."


How do you get back up when life knocks you down? I hope one of these ways can be incorporated into your daily lives. Why? Because we DESERVE it!

28 comments :

  1. Loving your outfit & thank you for the encouragement!

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  2. Really love these tips, because they really do work!

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  3. I am so team-treat-yo-self! :) PS. Totally love your Irma and leggings ;)

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  4. Hahaha omg, when I first clicked to see this post, I was like "is she wearing LulaRoe?" I'm a nerd. Great post! Treat yo'self!

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  5. Having people to talk to has been one of the greatest blessings... Wonderful list!

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  6. Great tips! I love to escape into a book when life has got me down!

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  7. Love these tips! And you slayyyy love that outfit and LLR!!!

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  8. Great tips! Love your outfit girl, looking great!

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  9. I love your outfit. These leggings are so fun!

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  10. It can be hard sometimes but these ideas are such great ones. I especially love going for a walk or just getting out and about and a book is great to try and take your mind off things. Good on you for trying what you can especially when losing loved ones can be so hard. I have just started a series on my blog which actually starts tomorrow #findthegood. because sometimes it is hard, but I try to look for something that is good. Just something small because you can find something good in every day even in the tiniest crack. As simple as a perfect flower but I find it helps me xx

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    1. Yes! I have to get up and get out - it does wonders for me mentally. I can't wait to hop over and see the series. I fully believe in finding the good, too. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. First, super cute leggings!! Second, I really like the content of this article. We all get a little down sometimes, but you gave practical and easy suggestions to pull ourselves up. thanks for adding positivity to our world!

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    1. That means so much coming from you! I love your posts on self-care!

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  12. I recently suffered a miscarriage, so I've been treating myself a whole lot lately. Thanks for this post. Lularoe leggings are all the rage here too, but I've yet to try them. Yours are super cute!

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    1. I've been thinking and praying for you! You deserve all the treats! xoxo

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  13. These are wonderful tips! I am planning on treating myself to a new hair style soon. :)

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  14. I love working out and reading! I also agree that it's wonderful to have someone you can talk to . . . my husband is my best friend and I'm so thankful for my family and friends that I can talk to as well!

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    1. That support is such a great help and life-saver!

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