I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted something. I’m so happy to say that I’m finally out of school for the summer, and a lot of the stress and anxiety from finals week has now subsided. I’ve been sleeping in until 11am, hanging out with my boyfriend, and baking A LOT more. I also enjoy being home because I get to spend time with my four other siblings (I know, big family!).
I’m coming to you all today to speak about vibrations! I’m mostly a fashion blogger, but I love posting about lifestyle things and providing help in that category as well. This past semester of college I changed my routine and habits tremendously. I used to criticize and harshly judge myself and those around me as well as participate in unnecessary and rude gossip. I’m not a perfect person guys, but I’ve improved in such a short amount of time. I constantly speak about giving off positive vibes and energy, and it’s because what you put out into the world is what you get back! The universe is always listening to our vibrations, and when you’re putting out high/positive ones, you are in the perfect place to receive good into your life! I’m not a specialist on this topic, but it’s super interesting to me, and I really wanted to write a post about it.
Here are 10 things I do to raise my vibrations:
1.Yoga and Meditation
You knew this was coming. Yoga and meditation are great ways to get you out of those negative emotions and feelings! Because yoga and meditation allow you to really get in touch with your inner self, you’re able to dig deep and really find the root of why you’re feeling so icky that day. I especially enjoy meditating outside on a really nice day. It puts me in such a good place afterwards! Check out my post on why you should practice yoga and meditation here!
2. Motivational Books/Quotes
I used to hate doing this. My dad is someone who listens to a lot of motivational tapes, and has many books about how to live a happy life. I honestly thought they were a load of crap at first, until I decided to pick up a couple. They actually do lift your mood, and put you in a better state of mind! You start to see ways that you can improve your lifestyle and get excited to begin implementing those in your everyday routine. Some of my favorites are “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero and “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. I also have a Pinterest board called “Inspiration” where I basically pin every quote or saying that speaks to me in a positive way. Some of those even end up as my phone wallpaper.
3. Gratitude List
I personally am not very consistent with this one, but I still try to do it everyday. Writing down or even saying what you’re grateful for every morning or night will work wonders! I sometimes text my boyfriend in the morning three things that I’m grateful for that day. It doesn’t have to be something super extravagant. It can be anything! I usually mention something along the lines of sleep, my friends or family, and dogs (because they’re just so cute!!!). Saying this will start to put you into the mindset of seeing things for what they really are instead of blowing situations out of proportion and letting your emotions set you in a downward spiral for the rest of the day. Whenever you get upset about something you don’t have or can’t obtain, remember your gratitude list, and you’ll easily start to let things go!
4. Healthy Food
I know this is difficult because healthy food can be really expensive, but even eating an apple or an orange can lift your mood. What you eat really does effect how you feel, and even though that caramel filled chocolate is always there for you when you’re feeling down, it actually doesn’t help your situation. Whenever your emotions are in a negative place, stay away from junk food! Your best bet is to grab something that is good for your body and makes you feel good overall. It’s okay to indulge sometimes, but binging on sugar and salt are a big NO. Try making a list of some healthy foods that you like to eat, and keep those in the pantry for when sadness strikes.
Yes, my favorite. If I could sleep all day and night, I really would! My friends make fun of me for sleeping too much, but it really puts me in a good state of mind (unless I’m woken up abruptly). Sleep allows your body to relax and rejuvenate itself. Sometimes your vibrations may be low because you’re stressed or just plain exhausted. If I’m over thinking or anxious about a situation, sleeping calms me down immensely. I wake up in a way better mood than when I go to sleep, and I feel more prepared to tackle the day.
6. Listen to Music
Super self-explanatory! Turn on your favorite hype music, and start dancing! My favorite thing to do is throw on my headphones and immerse myself in the music.
This is something I started incorporating in my life at the beginning of second semester. Whenever I’m feeling a little off, I journal. Whether I write in my personal journal, type on Microsoft word, or type in my notes on my phone, I still manage to get out what I’m feeling in an effective way. I love journaling because while I’m writing, I tend to re-read over what I say and come to realize that what I’m upset about really isn’t that big of a deal. Journaling helps me put things in perspective in the same way a gratitude list does. It makes me ask myself “why am I even feeling like this over something so small?”
8. Hang Out with Positive People
Nothing beats being around a crowd of good friends and family! Spending time with those I love and those who aren’t toxic tend to lift my spirits beyond measure. If you’re ever feeling down, plan a lunch date with your mom or head over to a friend’s house to spend some quality time. If you have a significant other, maybe cuddle up and watch a movie. However, it’s really important to make sure you surround yourself with the right people. When your vibrations are low, and you gravitate towards those that don’t better you or those that are toxic, you will just sink even further down the hole! Figuring this out requires you to be extremely mindful and aware of yourself and those around you.
9. Treat Yourself
Guys, I’m a fashion student. Shopping is literally something I can call a hobby. However, I tend to REALLY struggle with spending a good amount of money on myself. Sometimes you have to just reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve done. Whenever I’m buying items for myself, I tend to go back and realize all the things I’ve done up until that specific day. It helps me feel better about my productivity and the things I’ve accomplished. You don’t even have to treat yourself to something huge either. Lunch at your favorite restaurant, coffee, or even buying a book can be your version of treating yourself.
10. Go Outside
This one is the last, but definitely not the least. As mentioned in #1, I tend to do yoga and meditation outside because I love the feeling of being around nature. It’s really confusing in a sense that I hate camping or doing outdoor activities, but I love being outside. Usually when I have short breaks between my classes, I take a good book and sit at a table. The feeling of fresh air and the sun on my skin really puts me in a better mood. I also enjoy doing this because I’m separating myself from toxic people, gossip, and media. Whenever you have a lunch break for work, try taking your food outside and eating. It will replenish your energy and put you in a better mindset for the rest of your day!
Thank you guys for tuning in to this post! Again, I’m sorry that it’s been a while, but I promise things will be way more consistent from this point on.
Also, happy late mother’s day!
Until next time!