Emotional To-Do List By The Blog Group
Your emotional health should be just as important as everything else that you take care of in life. Sometimes we neglect ourselves and prioritize things that aren’t as important which puts everything out of balance! For this blog, we put together our own “emotional to-do list” where each blogger shares things that they want to be more mindful about doing for themselves personally, and we also give some tips on things that we ALL could do that might improve how well we care for ourselves on a daily basis! What’s on your daily “emotional to-do” list?
There’s always time for self care (well, at least there should be!) Here’s some things our bloggers would suggest to get you on the right path!
Wake Up & Evaluate: Rise and shine, and take a moment each morning to just breathe and think about how you’re feeling, and set an intention for yourself every day. Sometimes we wake up feeling super great and happy and instantly motivated - and other times as soon as we wake up, we can already tell it's gonna be a hard day. Therefore, when you wake up, take a second to think of what kind of day you WANT and what you NEED, and then make sure you do your best to make that happen! Having a productive day and mindset will leave you feeling satisfied with what you've accomplished once the day is done!.
Just Text Her (or whoever):
I’m pretty sure this is true for almost everyone, but there’s something that feels really great about getting to communicate with the person you like. One thing I am going to add to my emotional to-do list every day (or at least some days!), is to text the girl I like and ask how her morning is going. Plain and simple. Talking to her makes my day brighter and we're early-bird buddies so that all works out. She always puts a smile on my face so I know that hearing from her in the morning will help me have a more cheerful day! You should try it!
Create Playlists: To start your day off the right way you should have a selection of songs that make you feel happy and motivated. If you aren’t sure what type of songs I’m talking about, here are some songs that make me feel happy and motivated from my “From: Me To: Me” playlist. You should dedicate songs to yourself so YOU can be the one making yourself feel appreciated – don’t rely on anyone else for that. Some of my faves are:
“Morning Glory” -Kehlani “Breathin’” -Ariana Grande “Indigo” -Chris Brown “Nightmare” -Halsey “She Don't Really Care” -Alicia Keys
Tell Yourself You are BEAUTIFUL:
This is something that I want to do better with and I wanted to put it on our “emotional to-do list” because we ALL could probably improve on this one. For me, telling myself I’m beautiful is so hard because most times, I don’t really believe it. But I want that to change. I need it to change – and so I really believe that telling myself this every day would start to show me all the amazing qualities everyone else sees inside of me. Saying I’m beautiful would give me the confidence that I need to be amazing - inside and out!
Set Boundaries with People You Need Space From: I don’t know if any of you are like me, but I notice that I let people over step their boundaries when it comes to my feelings and emotions a lot of the time – and honestly, I’m all set with that. It’s time for that to be OVER. Because while they are out here over stepping boundaries, I am the one that gets hurt. I need people to know that they need to stay in their place and not step into my space (physical or emotional) without me saying that they can. Setting boundaries is a GOOD thing and if people get mad about it… OH WELL!
Meet Up With Old Friends:
Friends are really important. If they are REAL friends, they make life better. As for my friends, I have recently noticed that I’ve been neglecting them. After going to a new school, I’ve been putting people in the past and keeping them there. I just want to reconnect with old friends and get back the strong bonds I had with them before. I want the memories I’ve had to run back up to my brain and allow me to reminisce on the good times we had.I don’t want to forget them. I want to hear the same bubbly giggles and laughs from the people that always used to make me laugh. Seeing them would open up my arms more and make me realize that rebuilding old bonds isn’t a burden – it can actually be really beautiful. If you ever had a friend that made you really happy and you haven’t spoken to them in a while, call them. Put it on your emotional to-do list. You won’t regret it.
WRITE!: I used keep things to myself. Like, literally EVERYTHING. I wasn’t good at communicating and I felt like I had no way of letting the things I had in my head and in my heart out. I feel like many young people struggle with this as well and those who never learn to channel their emotions positively often end up doing it negatively which clearly isn’t good. Writing in a journal could be very therapeutic and it doesn’t have to be in that “dear diary” style. It could be anything you can imagine: a sequence of letters you’ll never send, a bunch of words, venting, or just clearing your head. You’d be surprised how something so simple can put you in a good mindset.
Call My Dad:
Some of you may feel me on this one…relationships with dad’s can be HARD as HELL.
My father and I don’t have a good connection but eventually you just learn to forgive – and that’s what I’m working on with him. While I know that he would probably never reach out to me, I try not to completely lose hope that it just might happen someday. But while I’m sitting around, hoping, I could actually make the first move and give him a call. Who knows, maybe we could restore our relationship. I hope he picks up my call so we could talk about everything. I hope he apologizes. And I hope if you have a dad that you haven’t spoken to in forever that you would put this on your emotional to-so list too. Let’s do it together!
Be Nicer to People: Ok, so I know I’m not the only one who has a little bit of a bad attitude sometimes. Come on…tell the truth! I realized that I can really be a little snappy towards my friends and family, and they have started to see me as “the girl who can never just be NICE!” And I know I don’t want that. Because that’s not who I am. Yeah, I know I can get into my moods sometimes, but I don't want to be seen like that. Also it makes me feel good when I’m around nice people, so that encourages me to want to be a nicer person. I’m going to put this on my list. I think it will make things better for me in the long run.
Tell My Mom I Appreciate Her: I’m not going to lie. This one is going to take some work for me. Not because I don’t love my mom – because I really do. But I recently realized that I don’t do such a great job with verbally expressing affection, so I’m going to begin working on becoming more comfortable with it. Chinese culture doesn’t encourage open displays of affection, which I’m sure has damaged my view of love for a while. But I want to get better with this so why not start at home? If you haven’t told your mom you appreciate her in a while – Just do it!
Dance Around My Room…Cuz…WHY NOT?
Like really..Why not? I put this on my emotional to-do list because I’ve been really tense and stressed out lately. Everything in life feels like it’s hitting me like a truck and I know that I need to let everything all out somehow. I want to use dancing around my room to help me let go of all the stress, nervousness and anxiety that I have built up around my bones most of the time. You should put this on your list too.