I sometimes write about how a good start to your entire day often leads to having a good day in general.
A social, an energetic or perhaps a productive start sets the context for your day.
But on some days you may not get a good start for whatever reason.
Maybe you rested badly. Or the maybe gray skies and cold fall rain is dragging your time down.
Or perhaps you might have lost that good momentum during a hard very first part of the day and after lunchtime you feel tired, low or even lost in a somewhat sad or uninspired funk.
What to do then? Is the fact that day lost and should you simply aim for a better day tomorrow?
Well, nowadays isn’t over yet.
Maybe you can still make something good out of it.
Here’s how I do that by breaking the negative feeling and getting a new start.
1 . Enjoy what you have.
The simplest of my most commonly used pick-me-ups.
I take regarding 2 minutes and sit in silence.
I tell myself: OK, I might not feel so good now, but what can I be grateful for and appreciate in my living?
I usually develop one simple thing like:
- My delicious food.
- The health.
- That I have a roof over me.
That one thing opens up my brain. It redirects my thoughts from the negativity.
Then I build upon that one thing.
I actually make mental jumps from your roof, to the warmth in our home, to the clean water in the glass beside my computer, to that I can work at home as the rain pours outside.
I create those small mental jumps by just moving my interest around in the room We are in. Like skipping from stone to stone more than a stream.
And I take the time to slowly appreciate those things.
This particular changes my mood to some happier, warmer and more open up one.
2 . Act as you would like to feel.
Emotions work backwards too.
So if I want to be a little more positive or enthusiastic then I act in the manner of an individual who is positive or excited.
I might not really feel like it. But I actually do it as best as I may anyway. I may for example:
- Think of the task I have in front of me because something exciting and enjoyable.
- Answer some emails or talk to somebody in a positive and serious manner.
- Presume rapport if I feel unmotivated, negative or nervous prior to some kind of meeting (assuming relationship is to think to myself that I is meeting one of the best friends just before the conference and that puts me within the right mood and headspace).
3. Think for a moment and give someone a genuine enhance.
Here is a fun one I use quite often and that will not only lift my very own mood.
Spend 1 minute on coming up with something you really and sincerely appreciate about someone in your life that is in the same space as you at some point during the day.
Then tell him or even her the genuine compliment you have come up with.
He or she will be happy.
You’ll feel good about yourself and get positive feelings too from the now smiling, joyful and complimented person.
And so the mood for that both of you is changed for your better.