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Are you Feeling Low? Try these Amazing Therapies to Recharge Yourself and Bounce Back

Updated on July 8, 2017
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Chitrangada has keen interest in Alternative therapies.As a parent and teacher she shares her real life experiences for benefit of readers.

Therapies to try when you are feeling LOW: Children therapy
Therapies to try when you are feeling LOW: Children therapy | Source

Feeling Low Emotionally Or Physically!

© Chitrangada Sharan Dec. 2013

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There are times in our lives, when we start feeling very low, both physically and emotionally.

  • You come to the conclusion that 'Life is not worth living', or 'It is all useless or worthless' or 'I can't handle this now' and things like that.
  • It can be due to various reasons, which may not be very significant too.
  • Some significant reasons could be Relationship problems, Workplace problems, Hormonal changes, Bullying, Ups and Downs of life etc.
  • But the lack of enthusiasm or lack of energy leaves us depressed, sad, worried, frustrated and unable to concentrate or remain focussed to perform even our daily routine
  • It has happened to me and it must have happened with many of you.
  • Lets not get into the details of Why it happens but to focus on How can we overcome this state of mind and/ or body.

There may be various Therapies to deal with such a situation. But I am going to talk about some Therapies which I have tried unknowingly and they did work.

Family Therapy and Children Therapy!

Be among the kids. Their innocence and selflessness will erase all negativity
Be among the kids. Their innocence and selflessness will erase all negativity | Source
Children' s enthusiasm is infectious
Children' s enthusiasm is infectious | Source

Do you feel low at some point of time?

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Try These 7 Therapies, When You Are Feeling Low!

1. Family Therapy:


Family comes first for many of us. So what better way to bounce back, by being surrounded by people, who love you and care for you.

Sharing your concerns with your loved ones will relax you and words of comfort will reassure you that everything will be fine.

Whenever I feel low or lack spirit to do anything, this has always helped me. I may not even share my problems with them, but just by talking to them gives me a feeling that someone is there if everything goes wrong or not according to expectation.

This holds true even with close friends, neighbors or anyone you can trust.

2. Children Therapy:

This may seem strange to some, because many people want to go into isolation, when they feel low. Contrary to that go and sit among the kids. You will feel wonderful, when you listen to their little talks.

I often go to the children's park in the evening, where lot of children are playing. Look at their activities, their little talks. They are so selfless, so easily they mingle with each other, without caring about who owns what.

Their immense positive energy is sure to eliminate all negativity from anyone, who observes them closely.

Retail Therapy!

Explore the latest brands at the Shopping Malls
Explore the latest brands at the Shopping Malls | Source
Window Shopping at Luxurious Shopping Malls
Window Shopping at Luxurious Shopping Malls | Source

3. Shopping Therapy:

This is very unique idea but it does work, especially with women.

Shopping does not always mean you have to compulsorily spend money or buy something. You can always go for Window Shopping, browse the shops for latest trends, roam about, enjoy some great company and come back rejuvenated.

Whenever I visit Shopping Malls to cheer myself up. I do like to observe the new trends in the display window or merely being surrounded by so many well dressed enthusiastic people is enough to bounce me back.

4. Cooking Therapy:

This is something we can always try. I love cooking for my family and get appreciation and love in return. But there are times, when I am feeling low and do not wish to even cook.

Then what do I do! Well, I cook even then but with a difference. I involve my family and become a Director, try something different from the usual menu. I have tried cooking outside the kitchen in the open as well and it is fun with everyone doing their part.

Music Therapy: Source-you tube

5. Music Therapy:

Music most certainly brings you close to Nature and Nature is the healer, a rejuvenator.

There are very few people who would say I do not like music. The choices may be different however. Some like Rock, while others may like Folk or Light music.

Whenever I feel low, I do listen to Light music, which may be devotional songs, ghazals, instrumental music such as Sitar etc.

If you can sing yourself, nothing like it. Singing is emotive and has a soothing effect on our Nervous system. Therefore sing out aloud your favorite song and you will be recharged again.

If you can play a musical instrument, such as Guitar, Violin, Sitar or Tabla or any other instrument, it is really a wonderful way to boost your mood.

6. Creative work Therapy:

If you know some kind of Art form, whether Painting, Craft, Embroidery, Sculpture you can never feel Low.

Creative people live in their own beautiful world of imagination. Even if they are physically not doing their preferred creative work, their mind is engrossed in exploring new ideas or their new projects.

Writing is also a creative form of expressing our thoughts.

Engaging ourselves in such activities gives the joy of creation and it gives happiness and satisfaction to the self.

Exercise or Fitness or Sports Therapy!

Playing any kind of Sport is an effective therapy to recharge yourself
Playing any kind of Sport is an effective therapy to recharge yourself | Source

Which therapy you would usually go for, in case you are feeling Low?

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7. Exercise Therapy:

This definitely works because it affects our mind and body both. Anyone who exercises everyday even for half an hour, will perhaps never complain of feeling low.

An Exercise or a Walk in the park or simple Yogic exercises are very beneficial to recharge ourselves.

This Therapy has a positive impact on our whole system as it removes stress and all the negative thoughts just leave you.

It is even better if you go in the open air, in the garden, besides a Beach to do exercise or simply walk.

Playing a Sport, whether Indoor or Outdoor is another effective way to recharge ourselves.

To Conclude:

Life is all about Ups and Downs and Struggles, Success and Failure. Reaching for that Anti-Depressants medicine, whenever we start feeling Low is not an answer.

One must be active, busy, be involved and treat failures as a learning experience and a step towards success.

Life is beautiful and should be enjoyed.

-----------------LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND BE POSITIVE!-----------------

© Chitrangada Sharan 12.12.2013

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If you are feeling low---source: You tube

What is music therapy? source: You tube

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How do you bounce back, when you are feeling low sometimes? Please share in the comments section!

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I've not thought of these things as therapy before. It makes sense, though, it helps us get our mind and body off what is troubling us and gives a new perspective.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Feeling Low?--Try These 7 Therapies To Bounce Back are great ideas indeed to come back to life again well suggested and thought of.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks denise.w.anderson, for reading this hub and commenting!

      You have rightly said that most people would not imagine these as therapies to boost one's mood. The trick is to distract our mind from what may be troubling us.

      I remember one of my friend always complaining about feeling low. And the doctor suggested her, 'Get busy, involve yourself in every activity.' And she started feeling fine by following the doctor's advice.

      Thanks again for your kind comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for visiting this hub!

      Your comments are always appreciated. Thanks!

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      StephRS 3 years ago from Sheffield, UK

      Some very nice ideas here :) I really buy in to exercise therapy and music therapy!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks StephRS, for your visit and kind comments!

      I agree exercise and music therapies are very effective to boost our mood.

      Thanks again!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These are all sensible ways to perk up again. My place of choice is the lake.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks aviannovice, for visiting this hub and your positive comment!

      I agree with you and should have included that in the list.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      LKMore01 3 years ago

      CS,

      All of these suggestions are wonderful. Music therapy is one I use quite often. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks LKMore1, for reading the hub and your positive feedback!

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Chitrangada,

      What wonderful advice you have included in this article! Your therapies are so easy to follow. My degree is in Fine Arts, and I'm a writer, so item #6, Creative Work Therapy is the best one for me.

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      Imogen French 3 years ago from Southwest England

      Some great suggestions. When you are feeling low it is hard to pick yourself up again sometimes. I find exercise always gives me a lift, and so does music - as long as it's not sad music!

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very useful hub..thank you for sharing. It's a very normal thin in present day life style everywhere. And your hub is very informative with an easy and systematic way of presentation. Much appreciated the effort. Vores up and sharing.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!!!

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      M K Paul 3 years ago from India

      Lovely hub..We all know these facts but still we ignore...Hope when I'll feel low, do remember ur points.Thanks for sharing

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Interesting Hub! I love Shopping whenever I am feeling down.

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      cep engking 3 years ago from indonesian

      :D NICE

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Daisy!

      Thank you so much for your visit and positive feedback! I am pleased to know that you liked these therapies. I am particularly impressed that you have a Fine Arts degree. This subject has always fascinated me and I love Creative Work.

      Thanks for following me and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Imogen French, for your visit and kind comments!

      I am glad you liked this hub. I also find exercise and music very effective, in case I am feeling a bit low. And I agree the music should be refreshing and happy.

      Thanks again for your support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Deergha!

      So nice to see you here! Thanks for your visit and encouraging words of appreciation! I am glad you liked this hub. Thanks for voting up and sharing too. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks M K Paul, for visiting this hub and commenting!

      Your kind words are much appreciated. I am glad you found this to be useful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Anamika!

      Thanks for your visit and positive feedback! Shopping is one of my favourite therapy too.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks hamdani85, for your visit and comments! Thanks for the Follow as well and welcome to HubPages!

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      This is 7 excellent therapies to get rid of that overpowering negativism that sometimes keeps us down in the dumps. Especially at the end of each year I find myself sinking down into the dumps of depression. Contemplating the reasons is a waste of time. Rather tackle one or all therapies with a vengeance. Easier said than done, but where there is a will, there is a way.

      Nice to meet you, ChitrangadaSharan :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Martie Coester, for your visit and insightful comments! Nice to meet you too!

      I am glad that you liked the hub. Many people feel the same as you are feeling at the end of year. But it is better to remain positive and be full of enthusiasm, not for what we could not achieve in the year gone by, but what we can do in the coming year. Be filled with happiness and hope for the good times are about to begin. Happy New Year 2014!

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      John R Wilsdon 3 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      Good "How to" beat the blues advice. I find that it is much easier to escape oneself when one is around family. It is hard to obsess when conversation ensues. One can call time out to the blues when being distracted by other people and their conversational interests. Family therapy works. Good hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks John R Wilsdon, for visiting this hub and your kind comments!

      I agree with you, Family therapy works!

      Thanks for the Follow as well!

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      suzettenaples 17 months ago

      What an uplifting and positive article! I like your perspective of giving positive tips on how to combate depression and those times when feeling low. Your suggestions are good ones! Music and creativity are the ones I use. I enjoyed reading this!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Suzette, for your kind words and wonderful comments!

      I believe all of us feel low or face depression at some time or the other. This is a part of life. What matters is how we deal with it. The sooner we come out of it the better for us.

      I try to keep myself busy whenever I face such a situation. And yes, nothing like music and creative activities to combat depression.

      Thank you for your positive feedback!

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      Sparkster Publishing 17 months ago from United Kingdom

      A beautiful, positive and uplifting article indeed. Very empowering. I particularly like what you said about children, they are indeed so innocent and selfless and just being around them to observe that can be a refreshing experience. Great hub.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you sparkster, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I am glad you found it positive and uplifting.

      I agree with you that children are like Angels and we feel very positive when they are around. With their cheerful and selfless hearts, we can learn so much from them.

      Thank you so much for appreciating the hub!

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      stella vadakin 16 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      A great article that is helpful and very positive. My guitar always helps to keep me calm.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you ladyguitarpicker, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad to learn about your Guitar skills. I also play Guitar and Sitar. You are right--Instrumental music or music of any kind helps to keep us calm and composed.

      Thank you so much!

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      Litany Notch 16 months ago from South UK

      I find the internet in general and social sites like facebook in particular a good way to lift my mood when I am feeling down and isolated. There is almost always a "friend" to chat to.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Litany Notch, for your kind visit and comments!

      I agree with you---Internet is an effective medium to lift you up. I also go online when I feel lonely and usually forget my worries . There is so much to feel happy about in the World .

      Thank you for stopping by!

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