8 easy methods to change your mood from negative to positive quickly and effectively!
Our mood can sometimes become negative in just a second. A bad incident, a failure, a difficult day at work, even a hurtful word from a loved one, can make us feel sad, depressed, unhappy. We all have been there. It may happen in just a moment, but negative mood may stick with us for a very long time. And all of us have had one of those days, when you get up in the morning and everything seems to go wrong. Next time you are feeling down, no matter what the reason, try one of the following, in order to quickly change your mood into a positive one!
1. Listen to music
Listening to music always has an effect on you. In order to turn around a negative mood, choose your favorite upbeat music, turn the volume up and let yourself enjoy it! Move around, even dance to the rhythm, if you feel like doing so. Stop thinking of anything else, concentrate on the music and you will feel better in no time!
2. Appreciate the positive things
Take a look around and try to concentrate on all the positive things you see. Try to be thankful and appreciative of all the good things you have in your life. You have a job, a family, good friends, you had a good meal, there is a beautiful bouquet of flowers on your desk, etc. Try making a list in your mind, or you can even write it down! Most of the times we ignore or we take for granted so many good things in our life and we focus on the negative ones, torturing ourselves.
Although you are feeling down, put a big smile on your face, a forced one! You can trick your brain into thinking that you are happy, if you are smiling! So, fake it, until you make it! It works in this case, as well!
4. Walk or exercise
It’s a very good idea to take a walk, when you are depressed. You will relax your body and your mind and you will feel better in no time. If you like exercising, this is even better and more effective! All the endorphins your body releases after a workout, can work miracles on your mood!
Take a break and focus on your breathing. Stand still and start inhaling through your nose for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four, again through your nose. Repeat for five times. Empty your mind and concentrate on your breathing. This will relax you and you will feel better.
Search Youtube or other video platforms on internet for funny videos. Start watching what you find funny and allow yourself to get a good laugh! Your mood will turn around in no time!
7. Tidy up around you
If you feel that things around you are a mess, start tidying up and decluttering the space around you. Even little things can help, you don’t need to do a general makeover. When you put everything in order around you, you feel relieved and it will help you put also your feelings in order. I also find that cleaning can make me feel relieved, more relaxed and happier!
8. Talk to someone
If you are feeling down, don’t hesitate to talk to someone. That’s what friends are for! Call your best friend and chat! Don’t start complaining, it’s best to talk about something else. Something that will take your mind off your problems and off your mood. This will be much more helpful that passing all your misery over to your friend. You can even talk to a neighbor or a coworker. Choose a cheerful person around you and start chatting. His/her positive mood will affect also your mood.
So, next time you are feeling down, don’t allow your negative mood to ruin your day! Take action and turn your mood around quickly! Enjoy your life!
What do you prefer to do when you are in a bad mood?