Published on February 13, 2024 – Last Updated on February 13, 2024
As we transition from winter to spring in these coming months, it’s good to remember how joy comes again, even after dark times. Life isn’t without its challenges, but as many difficulties come our way, so too does joy. Here are a few ways to nurture a positive mindset and find joy, no matter the season:
Love the people that you love
If there is one thing that is often ignored but always important, it’s to take time with the people that you care about. Community is a big deal in our lives, and yet, sometimes, we don’t get enough of it. Seek to maintain the great connections that you have.
Ask for help when you need it, and don’t shy away from sending ‘thinking of you gifts’ to people you love when they need a little pick me up. Schedule meetups with your friends and loved ones, and take time with your family. After all, love is what makes this world go around. Kindness, connection, and community go a long way when it comes to nurturing joy in our lives.
Make time for the things that light you up
It’s easy to let the things that you love get swept under the rug when you have pressing matters to attend to. However, it doesn’t do us any good to go through our lives with our noses in the sand of our problems. If we aren’t spending time on things that we love, what are our lives really about? Although you may have to work hard and you may be facing some challenging circumstances, try to set aside time at least every other day to do things you enjoy.
This may be a simple nature walk, or it could be a hobby that you’re passionate about. Even on the days that you may not feel like doing them, take time to find joy in the activities that you love.
Schedule therapy sessions
If you’re dealing with some tough situations, it could be hard to feel light. Sometimes, all that we need is a listening ear to get through these issues. Through online therapy options like Talk Space, you can find a bit of support through the tough times and get the permission you need to seek joy, no matter what may be going on. An affordable option, online therapy could be your saving grace this year.
Don’t stop moving
Exercise may not feel like a joyful act at first, but the impact that it can have on our mental health is something that you want to consider. An exercise routine can be beneficial in more ways than one, from mood elevation to a healthy body as well as a healthy mind. Whether you work out at a gym or you like to get outside in nature, do what you can to start getting exercise today! You’ll be glad that you did.