How to Overcome “bad Luck”
Foolproof tricks to chase your demons.
Good news: »bad luck« is simply a distorted reflection of your Self, caused by generalized anxiety or depression.
Bad news: there is nothing simple about anxiety or depression.
Luckily, there are things you can do to overcome unfortunate states of mind, in addition to your chosen professional health care regime.
Here are just a few quick suggestions you can put in practice right NOW, if you are feeling downtrodden.
- Give something away.
Anxiety, depression or just plain ennui cannot be shopped away; if they were, the streets of the Western world would be teeming with happy people. What shopping does is to feed that gaping hole of emptiness lurking inside. Eventually, it makes you more even aware of what is lacking.
On the other hand, giving things away – especially if you think you could not possibly dispense with them – frees a surprising amount of inner energy. Our material environment really is an extension of ourselves.
Speaking of which…
- De-clutter or clean your home.
No need to sigh or roll your eyes in shame or despair: do just a little every day. In fact, if you have a lot of decluttering and/or cleaning to do, it is much better to take it slowly but steadily.
However, here is a little secret from my own practice that you may have not heard about:
If you are feeling particularly downtrodden or »unlucky«, find the most hidden little place or object in your home – and systematically take good care of it. (If it is the inner side of a drawer – just an example – dust it, polish it, do whatever it requires.)
The next day, check it again and then try to find another one.
Repeat this procedure as many days in a row as you like.
Whenever your mood is better, you can continue with your usual decluttering and/or cleaning routine.
- Do something completely different from your daily routine.
This works especially well with people who are fatalistic, either by nature or by nurture, but is highly beneficial for everyone. Most important of all: it’s FUN!
The change doesn’t have to be a “big” one; after all, our daily routine largely consists of “insignificant” gestures and practices – and it is there that your “demons” are most exposed. Here are just a few examples: