5 Easy Ways To Cope With The Feeling Of Languishing
How to cope with languishing when in a moment of crisis, or during puberty, menopause, or a time of loss?
It's a mental state which when left untended, could lead to lingering symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both.
Using a daily practice of either or a mix of self-hypnosis, self-talk, positive affirmations, mindfulness, yoga, or meditation, will help you cope with languishing. Like most negative situations and emotions, coping with languishing is harder than preventing it.
When you find an accountability partner who you are comfortable with holding your feet to the fire when falling off the tracks, you can follow a few easy steps to step out of languishing and begin thriving, one step at a time.
#1 Power of Affirmations and self-hypnosis to help you cope with languishing
Your subconscious mind is a storehouse of your memories that support your belief system. What you believe you experience.
When you focus on what’s not working you create more of that. When you focus on strength, happiness, and health, you create more of that.
You can write each night before bed “I AM getting a bit stronger, happier and healthier each day.” in longhand on paper.
Writing this only once is enough to help you shift your belief system and reprogram your subconscious in supporting you in your journey away from languishing.
When you write your subconscious remembers. This is active self-hypnotherapy in which you are helping your heart heal and your mind learn to step out of languishing and step into flourishing.
#2 Nature is a great healer in helping you cope with languishing
The hardest part of being in nature is wearing your outdoor shoes. Once you have your shoes on, step outdoors. This is the beginning of your cure from languishing.
Taking time to be outdoors, closer to nature in whatever form it's available, slowing down and admiring things, people, plants, places, pets, or birds around daily helps eradicate languish.
#3 Gratitude journaling each day keeps languishing away
Often we take credit for our achievements and blame others for our failures.
Begin daily documentation of what you are grateful for that day. This helps you keep a record of all that you admire and are grateful for.
#4 Mirror exercise helps you reduce seeking external validation
Mirror exercise done as soon as you get out of bed is a great way to cope with languishing and turn your life around into a flourishing story.
Each morning after you wake up, look into the reflection of your eyes in a mirror and say to yourself how much you love yourself.
Add to that the things you are grateful for from yesterday, things you learned yesterday, and things you are excited about from today.
Let your reflection echo back to you in an audible tone how much you are loved too.
Initially, it’s not easy, but over a couple of days, it gets easier.
Consider mirror exercises as important as brushing your teeth. You need to brush twice a day to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
Mirror exercises help you keep your mind and heart strong and healthy and not seek external validation.
If you are a people pleaser, mirror exercises help you grow in self-love and maintain a healthy relationship with yourself.
This not only helps you cope with languishing but also be done with it. Make a practice of it and enjoy life without languishing.
#5 Laughter Yoga to help you cope with languishing
There are many laughter yoga groups all over the world. If you do not have one in your neighborhood, here's how you do it on your own.
Dedicate 20 minutes a day to laughing. Just start laughing, and once you get started it's easier to continue.
When you laugh, get to a place where your belly begins to shake on its own. Yes, you need to laugh from your abdomen.
When you laugh out loud your brain releases multiple hormones that make you happy - I call them happy hormones.
Your happy hormones heal your hurt and make you feel better. When you feel better, things seem better. Your life is after all your perception of it.
When things seem better they get better. What you focus on always follow.
Focus on laughter and better times and you can not only cope with languishing you can be done with it, and laughter is good medicine.
Keep time aside to laugh every day and live a life that is flourishing. How does that sound?
Keya Murthy, M.S., is a clinical hypnotherapist, a spiritual life coach, at the Ventura Healing Center. She is also an international bestselling author. She passionately helps her clients move through their circumstances, finding their purpose, and live in authentic happiness.