1. Go outside.I know it sounds stock, but I always feel better outside. No matter how hot or cold it is outside, rain or shine, if I am pissed, I am going to stand on a balcony, sit on a veranda, take a long walk, or sometimes, it’s even enough for me to get by a window and just look out if I absolutely cannot go outside at the time. Personally, it’s the green, natural light and space that has the most effect on elevating my mood. Just seeing a very green lawn, or overgrown vines on a wall is enough to make me smile and feel giddy so it’s no surprise that being outdoors works like a charm for me.
2. Stretch. I spent about half a year learning how to put my leg behind my head because while sitting still and ‘ohmming’ does nothing to quiet my mind, being focused on mastering a physical challenge does. In between being pissed off at random life things, I’m currently working on mastering the splits. Somehow, when I stretch my limbs my mind just loosens like a relaxed muscle and I feel like a plant reaching—living but not sentient. When you have pressing responsibilities, or obligations to attend to and it feels overwhelming and it’s all just stressing you out—it can feel damn good to be a plant for 20 minutes.