“Meh” is a pretty good way of expressing that feeling which all of us feel sometimes. When you feel uninspired, or a little overwhelmed, which makes you sort of numb or apathic? Hard to describe it. But anyways, here are four things to do when you feel “meh”. Student friendly and financially free. And even if they crave some emotional energy to carry out, we feel that they give a lot of it back to us. Hope you feel it to.
Declutter on social media You know those people who take up a lot of energy? Who you don’t really like all that much, but you’ve accepted their friend requests because you “should”? Who use Facebook as their diary and make insanely boring updates? Think about them – do you need to be friends on social media? If yes, change so that you only get what Facebook finds are important updates. If no, bye bye!
Connect with strangers Ok, we know what you’re thinking: “ehm, no”. Well, we don’t mean forcibly mingling with random people out on the street. It’s smaller than that – to hold the door for someone, to smile and say “have a nice day” to a shop manager or barista, to ask someone who looks lost if they need help finding the right bus. Try it! It feels nice (at least afterwards).
Practice gratitude “Oh, man, this just keeps getting weirder”. Well, it might sound a little hippie-ish, but have you heard about how it takes 21 days to create a new habit? Try saying three things for which you are grateful out loud before you go to sleep for three weeks. It might be that you aced that exam, that you have a friend, that you made dinner (or that you didn’t bash yourself for not making dinner) or something completely different. Then evaluate – hopefully you’ve helped yourself to see more good things in your life.
Go on a date with yourself As students we tend to be around people all the time – at class, at the library, lunchroom, you get it. Sometimes it’s just nice to be alone and get some breathing room – and appreciate one’s own company. So take a walk, go to a museum, scrap book or whatever you feel like you could lose yourself to for a while.
So, how did it feel? OK? Share with us on instagram @livetogrow_student – or with your student ambassador! Remember that they’re there! Find the email address to your student ambassador at the bottom of this page.
Until next time – be well!