Look out for #1

We here at 5th & Pratt are all about building confidence, individuality and being yourself, but we don’t want you to think that we don’t have our off-days too.

When you feel out of it and things aren’t going your way, step back and reassess the situation. It’s a time to recharge your batteries and get back to doing those things that make you happy and keep you motivated.

Steady Foundation

The moment I feel myself starting to flounder, and doubt or negativity start to creep in, I reach out to my family and closest friends. I mean, that’s what a support system is there for, right? Support. The people that know you best can always pull you out of your funk.

Maybe you’re like me and you can get trapped in your head. You replay, rewrite and overanalyze the situation until it’s just one giant mess. The worst. Especially when you find yourself alone. My remedy?

Distraction

Mine came in the form of a…ROAD TRIP!

I’d been well overdue to visit a buddy of mine in Nashville, Tennessee, so we decided that there was no better time than the present. Last Friday I packed my things and early Saturday morning I was on the road. Windows down, music loud (cliché, I know) but it’s all a part of the experience.

Good vibes

Music is a universal language. The lyrics may vary but the emotion and feeling behind it will always ring true. I make sure to play my favorite songs that I know all of the words to. It’s like my brain goes on auto pilot. I feel every lyric, every rhyme and just go with the flow.

My go to? Lupe Fiasco – Kick push

Let’s get physical

Get out and get moving!

Workout and get some fresh air. Physical activity releases endorphins in the body that help reduce stress and give you a positive feeling; at least in the moment. You might feel an ache or two the next day, so try not to overdo it.

But the most important rule…

Look out for number #1

You’re doing yourself and those around you a disservice if you’re not at your best.

Take care of yourself—mind, body and spirit. It’s ok to be selfish.

Any tips or tricks that you’d like to share? Feel free to drop them in the comments below!