Most of us know what kind of day we’re going to have by around 10am. By then we’ve likely dealt with at least some of the responsibilities of the day – dropping our kids off at school, going to work etc, and we’ve likely woken up (at least that’s the plan) to full alertness. However, depending on how that morning goes, we can be set in a singular mood or set of moods throughout the course of the day. If someone cuts us off in traffic, is rude to us, or perhaps if we ourselves struggled to get out of bed and failed to eat breakfast, it’s quite easy to fall into feelings of sadness, or of lethargy.
For that reason we wish to provide you some simple examples that could help you uproot your outlook and help you feel more positive than you might be right now. These techniques could potentially help you enjoy a better feeling throughout the day, and can serve as a practical guide to help feel a little more optimistic. After all, sometimes we won’t have a great day unless we make it that way.
Getting active is absolutely the best thing you can do to revivify your mindset. It might not seem that this is the case, but it absolutely is. It only takes a matter of moments to understand that. Some might think you need to attend a gym and lift the heaviest of weights to help reset your mindset, but that’s not true. Going on a walk that lasts half an hour can be a great idea, and doesn’t cost a thing. If you have needs such as living with a disability or an injury, simply do what you can. Some very light stretching can sometimes be enough to help you get out of your head and move the energy downwards. Active living is not something you should only use for when you feel a little down, however.
To the extent that you are able, keeping in shape with exercise can actually routinely drop the levels of stress you feel on a daily basis, and it can give you a very healthy means to express your negative energy. For that reason, it’s essential to see the power of this for yourself. We would heavily recommend you do just that. This might just be the thing you’re looking for.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go the way we would like it to. We might find ourselves falling out of love with someone, or perhaps start to realize our friends aren’t as good for us as we had thought. You might even feel down in the dumps because you didn’t get that promotion, or because you’ve heard some bad news in your local area that morning. This is where it’s important to refocus. Most of us have a fantastic ability to let something hang in our minds for weeks, but it’s only when you make a conscious effort to try and redirect that energy does anything work out. It might be that this grisled unhappiness is making you forget something you should actually be grateful for, or is blinding you to a new opportunity. This is where it can be amazing to simply take a step back, and look once more at what really matters. It sounds too simple to be effective, but often, simplicity is the most effective means forward out of a chaotic frame of mind. Try it, and see for yourself.
We’re not joking. No matter how good or bad of a singer you are, or how miserable you might feel right now – sing. It might feel opposed to how you usually act. Still do it. You don’t have to do it alone. Find a song you love, and either play it through your headphones and speakers. Let the music move you, and sing along with it. You’re not looking to win any awards here, of course.
However, singing is good for the soul. It can help you feel more powerful, because you’re enforcing your expression on your surrounding environment. It can help you release energy, and also breathe in a rhythmic and deeper way. When you finish, you’ll notice a real clearing of emotions. That’s the power of music, and up until now you might not have thought yourself skilled enough to partake in that. But with this advice, we hope you find your voice.
With these tips, you can immediately improve your outlook. They might sound like unconventional tips, but they are for sure the most powerful. Good luck!
This is a contributed post.