Life happens. You get into a fender bender at a stop light. You bomb a job interview. You get passed over for a promotion.
Life is hard. When it kicks you in the butt, it’s important to develop tools to keep up the positive vibes, even when you want to scream and cry.
When trouble hits, you need to know what to do to maintain the good vibes. Here are our tips to cultivate a zen attitude, even when the stress seems too much to bear.
Meditation may be a spiritual practice, but science backs it as an effective way to reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, and help you to relax.
You don’t have to be a meditation guru to benefit from its practice. Find a quiet space, get in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and simply breathe. Clearing your mind from all of your stresses gives you a much-needed break from the day, and you can emerge from your meditation with a better perspective and the strength to tackle any problem that comes your way.
Go on a shopping spree
As a retailer, we might be a little biased, but we think that an old-fashioned shopping spree can do wonders for your attitude. In fact, studies suggest that shopping can help encourage happiness during rough times.
When you’re feeling down, sometimes you need a change. Buying a new outfit or accessories can be just the change that you need. Don’t be afraid to splurge a little; sometimes you have to treat yourself like royalty even when the universe treats you like a pauper.
These days, you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas to treat yourself. Here are some jewelry options to inspire your splurge:
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Get a new piercing
Piercings aren’t just a fashion statement. Getting a piercing can be a profoundly spiritual experience.
The act of piercing your body is actually quite intimate. Essentially, you are changing your body to make a unique expression of yourself. Getting a piercing can help you to feel more empowered and in charge of yourself.
In addition, many find pleasure in the pain of a piercing. The pain lets you know that you’re alive, and when you’re able to push past the pain for your piercing, you feel a rush of invincibility; now, you can do anything.
Whether you’re looking for a classy cartilage piercing, an edgy eyebrow ring, or a sensual nipple piercing, undergoing the needle can be just the experience you need to help you get over your emotional slump.
Get out of town
When your scenery consists of the same three places every day, it’s hard not to get lost in the monotony of your routine. Getting out of town provides just the right reminder that a world does exist beyond your 9 to 5 life.
Travel doesn’t have to include jet-setting to another continent. Treat yourself to a stay-cation and book an Airbnb in a city nearby. The change of scene will bring you back home refreshed, and your regular haunts should look a little more welcoming after the time away.
When stressful things happen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. At FreshTrends, we use those situations to grow and be better. Practice Good Vibes Only, and learn how to turn your stress into a positive experience.