4 Ways To Change Your Mental Channel And Tune In To A Better Mood
We all know the feeling of what they call “Getting up on the wrong side of the bed.” Nothing seems to go as you want things to be and you begin to expect the rest of the day to go downhill. We all have these bad mood days. But did you know that you can channel your mind to overcome these bad mood swings?
When the body is out of shape, sick, tired or stressed out it only follows that your mood will be as bad as your body feels. Find ways to relax your body. Get some sleep or sometimes a short nap does the trick. Take a long relaxing shower or a long soak in the tub. Better yet go to the spa and get a body scrub and massage. Do whatever you find relaxing and your mood will definitely improve.
As the saying goes “Smile and the world smiles with you.” Cheer yourself up by finding things that make you smile or laugh. Keep a picture in your wallet of someone that makes you smile or laugh and look at it when you feel blue. Watch funny movies or video clips for a good laugh. We all know that laughter is the best medicine,
The Power of a Hug
Science has proven the power of a hug to improve a person’s mood. They say that if you hug someone for 20 seconds the brain releases oxytocins that help make you feel good. So when you are in a bad mood go hug your pet or someone you love.
No man is an isand. Sometimes our bad mood is a manifestation of our loneliness and longing to connect to others. If a hug is not possible a simple touch, a hand to hold or a pat can do wonders to brighten a bad day.
Eat Something Delicious
My favorite mood enhancer is big bowl of pistaccio gellatto. Eating something delicious will definitely change your mood for the better. Although its effect is temporary and you may regret the extra calories later, you may be surprised of how a warm gourmet meal can make you feel so much better.
Stess eating is the usual resort of people who are in a bad mood. Remember that It is not healthy to always go to food for comfort. But once and a while I think it is okay to indulge as long as you know your limits.
Lastly, your mood is all in your mind. If you focus on the bad things that happen within the day, you will not get to see the good things that are there. Attract positive things to happen by focusing your attention on the good and just let go of the bad things that bring you down. Do not complain or predict that the rest of the day will be as bad as your morning. Life is unpredictable and full of surprises. Visualize good things and find ways to stay positive. A positive disposition attracts only good things. So practice these 4 ways to change your mental channel and tune in to a better mood.