Dealing With Our Emotions – Try This 15-minute Pick-Me-Up

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Dealing With Our Emotions – Try This 15-minute Pick-Me-Up

Life sometimes can be so tough. In one minute everything is absolutely great, but in the next everything just feels so wrong. Maybe you just opened a debt letter or maybe read something very sad. One day you feel just like jumping for joy and the next you feel like crying all day long.

As a blogger at times you feel a calling. You read something that you know you just have to respond to. Today is one of those days. A friend, another blogger, was weighed down by something in her life. I could totally understand where she was. As a life coach there are times when what I hear can be so stressing, so sad. Of course I have to stay strong, be supportive, but inside of me, I’m saying ‘Oh, my god that’s just so awful’. When you have to take in so much, at some point, you just feel the emotional strain. If we keep those feelings inside of us, we can just full apart.

Sometimes when we get to this point we just don’t have the time to work on ourselves, to clear these thoughts. We need something quick, like a pick-me-up.

“I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.” Tupac Shakur

I’m not about to give you some magic powder that can take all the pain away. In truth I find often the most simplest things are all you need. For me when I want to clear my head, I lace up my trainers and go for a run. I’m absolutely certain that a brisk wall would do exactly the same. I put my head phones to my ears, connect my phone and play my music loudly. I know that within 15 minutes, happier thoughts will start going through my brain.

Listening to the music isn’t enough. You have to get your body moving. getting active can ease your blues. Many studies show that your emotional well-being can be enhanced by exercise. When you are mentally down, physical activity will put your mind and emotions on the road to better days as well as any single drug

So don’t let yourself stay down in the dumps. Get active, get moving, turn up the volume on your music player, and give yourself 15 minutes of fast moving, chill out time, but get your heart beating and your blood moving.

At times when we’re feeling down, and things simply aren’t going our way, motivation can be hard to find. And that’s where the music come in. Music can help you cope mentally as well as to get you psyched up physically.

Here are a few pick-me-up songs.

1. Boni Jovi – Its My Life

2. Argent – Hold Your Head Up

3. Aerosmith – Back in the Saddle

 

4. Savage Garden – Affirmation

 

5. Katrina And The Waves Walking On Sunshine

6. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

 

7. Mariah Carey – Hero

Music is something that we all have very personal taste. The right music can pick you up, motivate you and refresh you. Help me, help others. Either make a comment and link to your motivational music choice, or add something to your blog, and I’ll link to it.

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
4 Comments
  1. Jessica Brant May 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Larry,

    Hummmmmm, sounds like a conversation that took place yesterday between us before I went for my Brazilian. LMAO! I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. LOL
    As far as your advice yes getting out of myself helps big time. Some times music sucks me in and brings me lower depends on the tune so I will be diligent and chose more upbeat tunes. I will say that working out removes me from myself, my mind and the dopamine starts flowing which is always a good thing, similar to foreplay if you ask me.
    Thank you for the pick me up and all of your advice, I will heed from the master…
    xoxo
    Jessica

    • LarryLewis May 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      You are a bad girl Jessica. I expect you to get your trainers on and start beasting your body. Just pick your music well so you get yourself right up there. And i didn’t ask you about foreplay, but i’ll bear it in mind for the future. Although sex is a very good activity for unwinding, and forgetting about your troubles, so get to it girl!

  2. baldychaz May 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I like what ya saying as ever Larry. Trouble is that during my work, i fear it would be rather a disturbing site for someone with dementia to have to witness my early 90’s raving 😉

  3. Judy A Murphy March 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Larry,
    Some good tunes, nice idea, as ever you got some needed answers. Isn’t it strange how close the answers are and on our own, we couldn’t figure it out for anything.
    Larry , when I grow up I hope I can help people like you do. There seems to be a huge market for your calling, perhaps people will pick up on your expertise through, All the Missing Pieces and they to can find their lives change, and dreams come true! Catch you later.

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