Friday, August 18, 2017

6 questions to ask yourself when you feel unhappy

Are you unhappy?

Here are 6 questions to ask yourself when you
feel unhappy.

unhappy, sad, frustrated, questions, self help



We all feel unhappy from time to time.
It's normal.
It's actually good.
Those unhappy feelings prompt us to make change.

If you feel unlike your normal self-
that you are sad, mad, grumpy or generally unhappy,
I have 6 questions you can ask yourself.

And some suggestions to feel better!

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Have you eaten?  

This one is huge.
Being hangry is no joke.

As moms or women, it's easy to forget ourselves 
as we take care of the people around us.

As a work at home mom,
I have a bad habit of grabbing a cheese stick, eating crackers 
or grabbing something on the go that is
not so healthy.

By the end of the day I am so grumpy.
And it's because I haven't eaten a real meal.
I've filled up on snacks.



So I set a goal to sit down and eat a real meal.
These microwave steamers are simple, inexpensive
and give me the fuel I need through out the day.

Here are a few other simple lunch ideas.


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Have you been drinking enough water?

Every time one of my kids 
complains of not feeling well, I ask them 
to drink more water.

Even now, if I tell my mom I'm not feeling well, 
she asks me to drink more water.

Water is a good place to start because
drinking water does make a huge difference.




There are so many health benefits of drinking water.
Drinking more water can:
reduce headaches, improve complexion, promote weight loss,
flush out toxins, boost energy and more.

Ideas for flavored water.

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Are you overwhelmed?

Honestly, this one is for me.

I am in a busy season of life.
I seem to be always overwhelmed.

So the questions I need to ask myself,
(and perhaps you do to) are-
What can be simplified?
Are there things on your plate you can 
ask someone else to do?




Ask your daughter to read to her little brother.
Ask your kids to do chores.
Ask your husband to pick up groceries on the way home.
Prioritize where best to spend your time
and say no to the things that aren't as important!

Try not to fill your days with so many things
that you don't have time for what is more important
and you run yourself ragged!

other ideas



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Are you getting enough sleep?

What adult isn't tired though, right?



If you are tired enough to be unhappy,
then a change needs to be made.
When we are busy, sleep seems to be one
of the first things we sacrifice.
But getting enough sleep is essential to our health,
both mentally and physically.

If your kids aren't sleeping through the night,
research child sleep suggestions. 
Check out these ideas- herehere and here.
My kids were terrible sleepers when they were little.
I wish I had used some of these tips.

What else is preventing you from getting enough sleep?
I'm sure with a few habit tweaks,
you can get more rest.


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Are you taking care of yourself?

You can't take care of anyone else if you are
not taking care of yourself.
You can't take care of anything actually and it
will make you very unhappy.



It can be something as simple as stopping 
for your favorite drink.
It doesn't have to be anything major.
Although I think we should all
do really nice things for ourselves every now and then!



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Are you showing gratitude?

If we are constantly looking at what we don't
have in our life, that can make us VERY unhappy.




One very powerful way to show gratitude
is to write down 
what you are grateful for.

That sounds very simple.
But I promise it works.

The more you look around for things to 
be grateful for,
the more you will find.

It also opens up your mind to being aware 
of what you HAVE instead of 
what you do not have.

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If after doing all or even some of these things
you are still unhappy,
it's probably time to call your doctor.
Life is much too short to be unhappy for a large chunk of time.
There is nothing wrong with reaching out for help!



Do you have any other suggestions for
what to do when you're unhappy?

15 comments:

  1. All these six questions really hit home about am I really happy. Your right we can't do everything all at once but we can do everything.

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  2. these are definitely factors that leads me to unhappiness...also, overthinking too much is a big one for me.

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  3. This is a fantastic and super wise blog post. Thanks, Candice. I needed this today! And a good glass of water. And sleep. And more veg. Actually, I need the whole list. ;) Good thing it's Friday!

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  4. So true! I need to do a bit better at all of these things. Thanks for the reminder!

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  5. yes to all of this! especially food!

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    1. The food gets me every time... and I love to eat!! I just get side tracked I guess!

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  6. Usually if I'm unhappy its all of the above! The biggest one for me is over scheduling. I'm getting better, but its slow going.

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  7. This is great! I think my favorite tip of all is "showing gratitude." I think it's so easy to get caught up in the buzz of everyday life that we forget how lucky we are! Our "problems" would seem so silly to some. I am so very grateful for all that I have been given, and I need to remember that more often. Thanks for the reminder. Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much! I totally agree- we get caught up in the buzz of life!

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  8. if i answered "yes" to all of these questions, can i go nap for 4 hours? LOL
    you're right though, it's so funny how small things like e"drinking water" can totally throw off your mood!

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    1. I think a long nap would fix a lot of problems! :) Have a great day!

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  9. Excellent points. Especially taking no care of us!!!

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    1. Thank you! It's sometimes hard to remember to take care of ourselves too!

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