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Instant Easy Steps to Restore Your Excellent Mood!

 

It’s again one of those days. When you wake up and suddenly the world is no longer multicolor, but a dull shade of gray. You have a hard time dragging yourself out of bed (a crane could be useful). Your body won’t listen to your commands, nor does caffeine help as it used to. Food tastes like paper and you just can’t bring yourself out to face another day. Life suddenly seems tiring. You could in fact use a pair of pink colored glasses, to change the view (and mask your dark under eye circles).

You are officially down.

 

Grumpy

 

Now what?

The first instinct may be to beat yourself up, in the hope that somehow your optimism, energy, trust in humanity and a brighter future will be magically restored. It may work for a short while, but it won’t last.

This time you may just stay down. Not for very long. Don’t try too hard to get up. Give yourself permission for some time to feel tired, angry, desolated or upset. The instinct is to try to reject, deny or get rid of such emotions, but it’s like swimming upstream, against the current. Unless you’re a salmon, you can’t have much training for this and it will wear you down furthermore.

 

Salmon Upstream

Here are some thoroughly tested remedies with IMMEDIATE results that yours truly has been successfully applying for years:

 

  • Give yourself a chance to understand your feelings. Take 10-15 minutes to explore the problem, write down in a journal, talk to a trusted friend or counselor, beat some pillows, box your mattress or a boxing bag (note: no human boxing bags please, no matter how tempting it may be, I won’t take any responsibility!)
  • Allow yourself to feel your emotions fully and hit bottom; let them tell you what it is that you need to pay attention to. Then let them go. Release all fears, tensions, anger and upset. You will find a new willingness to consider how you would like to feel instead. Focus on what is required to improve, or shift your mood, to a state more near to peacefulness, calm, strength, energy and joy. Your compass is always joy. There is no reason why you need to stay low, unless you so choose.
  • Use EFT or tapping to address those unruly emotions. It helps you acknowledge the problem, take control of it, release your limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering ones, while teaching you a lot about self love, acceptance and appreciation. It yields results in a fairly short time and you get better with practice.  You can learn the basics with the Tapping Solution and Nick and Jessica Ortner.
  • Reach out to God in prayer. Convey your worries and ask for support, thanking as if your resolution has already been granted.
  • Be quiet for a while. Relax in your chair, or lie down on the floor. Close your eyes and empty your mind. Focus on one thing only, such as a prayer, a mantra, a positive incantation, or simply visualize a pleasant thought.
  • Breathe deeply 10 times, using your diaphragmatic (belly) breathing. Repeat as often as necessary throughout the day. It oxygenates the brain, relaxes the body, releases endorphins and reduces feelings of stress.
  • Play with your children. Playfulness (and children) will interrupt your negative thought pattern so many times that you have high chances of getting back on track again in no time.
  • Sing a song and smile wider than Bugs Bunny (even if you don’t feel like, there’s evidence that it will change your mood! Fake smiles too!).
  • Take a hot shower. End with a quick, cold one. Great for circulation and for your mood!
  • Exercise, run or simply take a walk. Changing your physical state almost immediately works wonders for your psyche as well. It’s the breathing and the endorphins again, and our brain being reminded that we are in fact strong and capable.
  • Go out in nature. Watch animals in their natural habitat. It calms the mind and brings you calm and more awareness.
  • Get busy. Get active. Clean up your home or attend to those little tasks you’ve been postponing for so long.
  • Get a good nap. Good sleep on a regular basis works wonders for your body and mind.
  • Think of how you could help somebody. Contributing to the welfare of others is an innate human need; it boosts your self-esteem, and it takes your mind away from your worries in a very constructive way.
  • Write down ten things that you are grateful for. Ok, ten is too much? Start with three, but keep adding as you warm up!
  • And remember to make peace with and forgive whomever you need to. Louise Hay recommends a series of techniques for this in her amazing bestseller “Heal Your Life”. I recommend it with all my heart.

Now we would love to hear from you in the comments! How do you bring yourself to a better state? Do you have a routine or a quick efficient solution? 

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Have an amazing day, a love-filled weekend and may God bless you!

 

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Posted by Alina on Feb.27 2014

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