Are you in a foul, negative mood today?
Feeling annoyed, sad, useless or just plain cranky?
Here are six ways you can shift yourself out of a bad mood and feel better...
1# Whether there is a reason for feeling like you do right now or you can't quite understand why you're feeling this way, just see the emotion for what it is... energy in motion moving through. When you're aware of it, you can change the way you feel.
2# Switch to fun and frivolous mode. It may seem like too much of an effort if you're feeling low, but if you do something fun and frivolous, your mood starts to shift dramatically. You know what makes you chuckle or brings a smile to your heart so do whatever works for you. Watch a funny movie, listen to music that makes you smile or feel good, be around uplifting people, dance in a crazy way (whether people are watching or not), and just take the non-serious approach to living for a while.
3# Realize you have a choice. If you want to wallow in a negative mood, you can do. Wallow away! But life is so much better when you choose to feel positive. You'll have much more energy and joy for life. And, it's a wonderful energy to share. Let the sunshine in!
4# Be present! Often, when we're in a bad mood, we are thinking about what has passed or fearing about what may come in the future. Bring your attention to where you are now. See all the wonderful possibilities in this present moment.
5# Practice gratitude. Be thankful for your life and the simple everyday heart-warming things that nurture you. Make a list of all that you have that you are grateful for. It's always much more than you realize and is a wonderful way of feeling more positive.
6# Do something kind for someone else. Do it anonymously. Do it from your heart. When we give without expectation, our energy expands and transforms. When you see or think how your kindness can transform someone's life for the better, you can't help feel better in your mood.
Do you need a little help to resolve old thought-forms, habits or emotions? Take a look at NLP or Self-Suggestion as useful tools.
Be awesome! Be positive!
'It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.' - Lech Walesa