5 More Ways to Instantly Improve Your Mood
Mood is created and maintained by thoughts, feelings and the biochemical response to those feelings and thoughts. Change any one of these three and you will change your mood.
Thank you to Erin Falconer for posting my article 6 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Mood to her wonderful site pickthebrain.
Before I get into the new ideas, I want to share the add-ons to the suggestions in the Pick the Brain post.
Add-On for #1: Think Gratitude
For things, I like to say or think something like “I am so grateful to you for what you do/provide, or allow me to do, and I am so grateful for your presence in my life and for the comfort, convenience or access you provide.”
For people, (share the mood-enhancing wealth), “I am so grateful to you for ____. I am so grateful for your presence in my life.”
Add-On for #3: Choose Your Words
I like to use foreign-language words like perfecto, fabuloso, bravimisimo, and molto bene. There’s something more expressive about these words to me.
I would also like to suggest the vibration-raising use of affirmations. Here, you will choose what raises your personal vibration. One that I like is “I am a Divine child of the universe.”
I also want to add that you may want to transition from a sad mood into a calm mood, as you may be resistant to jumping into an uplifting mood.
There were of course too many ideas to fit into the guest post because of the maximum word count required. Here are the other five:
Changing your posture will have the same effect on your neurology as smiling does.
Here is the stretch I use most often and don’t forget to breathe:
- Clasp your fingers behind your head
- Pull your elbows back
- Rotate your shoulders back; slowly
- Arch you neck
- Arch you back
- Straighten up
- Bend to you right; slowly
- Bend to your left; slowly
This will make you go “ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!”
I forget how good it feels to stretch. I don’t do it as much as I used to since my body no longer reminds me to, by presenting me with dis-comfort. I also enjoy yoga and ballet stretches; they elongate and energize all my muscles.
2) Imagine or Remember
a. If you have the ability to visualize, use it. Daydream about an unfulfilled wish or dream. (This will also help manifest it!)
b. Relive your happiest memory.
c. Create a happy place.
[Vision or visualization, there is no difference to brain.]
But what should I whistle, you ask? Just start whistling and a tune will come; it’s pretty cool.
- Pat yourself on the back and tell yourself you’re doing a good job, or that you’re a good____ .
- Write down ten things that are great about you, “I am a wonderful ______.” [i.e. friend, mother, listener…] Say them to yourself aloud and in the mirror is possible.
Repetitive movement is calming; ask anyone with OCD or anxiety
I hope you find value in the above suggestions. If you have any others that work for you, please share them below.
May you perceive and receive all your blessings.
With Much Love,
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