Whether the winter blues have you down or there’s something else in your life that’s impacting you, when you’re at a low point in your life, it can feel as if you’re trapped in a pit you could never possibly pull yourself out of. Depression, illness, addiction, a death in the family, financial issues, and any number of other problems and situations in life can unexpectedly knock you flat on your back before you realize it. When you’ve been pushed down and dragged down in life, sometimes, it can just feel easier to stay down, but the longer you stay down, the harder it can be to get back up. Isaac Newton had it figured out when he wrote the first law of physics: an object in motion will stay in motion, and an object at rest will stay at rest. If you’re currently struggling, or at a low point in your life, there’s no better time to start to put yourself in motion than today. Below are four easy ways you can get back on your feet today.
- Get out of the house: If you’ve been hiding away like a hermit from the world for a while, get out. Get some fresh air, go to the grocery store, even just walk to the end of the block and back with a neighbor or a friend to chat for a few minutes. Get yourself out of the house, moving and talking.
- Do at least three productive things today: It could be starting laundry, cooking for the week, finishing a major report for work or even just getting the trash can to the curb on time.
- Do something that boosts you: Whatever it is that makes you feel like the best version of you, do it, whether it’s looking nice, cleaning, cooking, dancing, whatever. Do something that makes you love you.
- Do something for someone else: If you live with a partner, lay their clothes out or cook a great meal for them. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line, or donate that change to the coin jar at the checkout at the grocery store. Do something for someone else to brighten their day a little bit in any way.
No matter how long you’ve struggled with addiction, it’s never too late to get back on your feet. The Springboard Center is available 24/7 to help you take the first steps towards recovery. Call today: 432-620-0255