03 Apr 3 ways to improve your mood right now!
Happiness can be elusive; for some of us some of the time.
And regardless, for all of us, happiness won’t be present all the time.
It’s normal to have ups and downs, good and bad days, to experience happiness and unhappiness.
But that being said, we can always make a conscious effort to boost our mood at any time and this article outlines 3 powerful ways to do so so…
via the Positivity Blog by Henrik Edberg
I sometimes write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general.
A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day.
But on some days you may not get a good start for some reason.
Maybe you slept badly. Or the maybe grey skies and cold summer rain is dragging your energy down.
Or you might have lost that positive momentum during a hard first part of the day and after lunch you feel tired, low or lost in a somewhat sad or uninspired funk.
What to do then? Is that day lost and should you just aim for a better day tomorrow?
Well, today isn’t over yet.
Maybe you can still make something good out of it.
Here’s how I do that by breaking the negative mood and getting a new start.
1. Appreciate what you have.
The simplest of my most commonly used pick-me-ups.
I take about 2 minutes and sit in silence.
I tell myself: OK, I might not feel so good right now, but what can I be grateful for and appreciate in my life?
I usually come up with one simple thing like:
- My tasty food.
- My health.
- That I have a roof.
That one thing opens up my mind. It redirects my thoughts from the negativity.
Then I build upon that one thing. I make mental jumps from the roof, to the warmth in our home, to the clean water in the glass beside my computer, to that I can work from home as the rain pours outside.
I make those small mental leaps by just moving my attention around in the room I am in. Like skipping from stone to stone over a stream. And I take the time to slowly appreciate all those things.
This changes my mood to a happier, warmer and more open one…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE