Four powerful mindsets to feel energised and happy

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Let’s check out the four powerful mindsets to feel energised as a creator at home!

With the days becoming more and more repetitive, our lack of socialising and ongoing feelings of loneliness tend to drown us in self-doubt and fatigue. But fear not for the end is near! Here are four things to bear in mind each morning that will hopefully shift your mental state into one that is energised and happy – even if it is only a temporary one.

Illustration, Stay home, stay sexy Efi Leidinger โ€ข
Stay home, stay sexy
Efi Leidinger
๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ
We are what we eat, right? So in order to feel energised, we should eat nutrient-dense foods that will increase our attention span and help us feel rejuvenated – i.e the opposite of a hangover! Focus on healthy proteins such as fish, beans and grass-fed meats, fats from nuts and healthy oils and whole-grain carbs from rice to sweet potatoes to pasta. Eating healthy is a way of treating your body with respect.ย 
On the other hand, treating ourselves with delicious goodies is great for our mental health. Some of our favourite foods from pizza to chocolate can make us feel nostalgic and can also be a great way to socialise. A balanced diet is the best way to treat your body and mind and therefore make for slow-release energy throughout the day.
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Marina Verdรบ
๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ
Staying within the theme of treating our bodies and minds via nutrition, exercise is equally as important. Completing a workout increases our sense of confidence and also gives us a sense of control – often essential amidst our crazy freelance schedules!. Furthermore, sweating is also great as a form of mental detox as we are able to enter a subconscious zone – we are literally sweating the stress away. Whether youโ€™re into running or pilates be sure to fit in your 300 minutes a week where and when you can
Flower Lady Jessica Gaudin
Flower Lady Jessica Gaudin
๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ – ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—œ๐˜€๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„
Remember that just because you feel anxious today, doesnโ€™t mean you are defined by your anxiety. Just because last week you felt depressed, it doesnโ€™t make you a depressing person. Our emotions do not translate into our personality. You are a multifaceted and nuanced person and if thereโ€™s anything that a freelance lifestyle can teach us, itโ€™s this. For example, you know those mornings where youโ€™re on a roll, youโ€™re ideas are endless, theyโ€™re layered, theyโ€™re creative, theyโ€™re groundbreaking! On these mornings we feel so proud of ourselves and so accomplished.ย 
Yet, we don’t view this as the end of our freelance careers or the pinnacle of our success. Thatโ€™s because other days arenโ€™t as creative or as focused. As much as we love our careers and our skills, they donโ€™t define who we are – they are just a fraction of our lives and personalities. So when youโ€™re having a hard day, week or month, remember that you are bigger than the challenges facing you.
๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†
Along with this note, we also have to bear in mind that literally, nothing is permanent. In the same way that our stroke-of-genius ideas donโ€™t last forever, neither do our more depressing moments. We are built for change, for growth and for adaptation and this sort of growth is, unfortunately not linear.

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