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.
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳
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.
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.
𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗩𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲
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 you’re into running or pilates be sure to fit in your 300 minutes a week where and when you can
Remember that just because you feel anxious today, doesn’t mean you are defined by your anxiety. Just because last week you felt depressed, it doesn’t make you a depressing person. Our emotions do not translate into our personality. You are a multifaceted and nuanced person and if there’s anything that a freelance lifestyle can teach us, it’s this. For example, you know those mornings where you’re on a roll, you’re ideas are endless, they’re layered, they’re creative, they’re groundbreaking! On these mornings we feel so proud of ourselves and so accomplished.
Yet, we don’t view this as the end of our freelance careers or the pinnacle of our success. That’s because other days aren’t as creative or as focused. As much as we love our careers and our skills, they don’t define who we are – they are just a fraction of our lives and personalities. So when you’re having a hard day, week or month, remember that you are bigger than the challenges facing you.
𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆
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 don’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.