Do you ever wake up feeling all grumpy and irritated or just simply not in the mood to do to anything?
I know that you feel like everything in this world and around you is all dark and negative. Your whole world is suddenly surrounded by dark grey clouds. During those days, you keep on focusing on bad memories, mistakes that you have done years back or words that you have mistakenly said months ago.
However, there are multiple ways that you could shift your mind from those negative thoughts and lead a happy day. All you need to do is to focus and breathe.
Meet up with your friends
Meeting other people and talking about different topics will only make you feel better as when you are engrossed in a conversation, your minds get diverted from feeling negative. This process will really help you have another perspective on life and not to stay stuck on yourself.
Slowly, you are going to realize that everyone has bad days and there is completely no need to worry about every small thing. Try not to stay in your head too much and don’t even think of ruining your present by constantly worrying about the future or the past.
Get back to exercising
In order to feel better about yourself, it is important that you boost your endorphins. The best way to do so is to work out. It is going to be healthier and productive for you and your mood. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym. All you need is to take out 20 minutes of your day and do some cardio, push-ups or any kind of exercise that you feel comfortable with. You can also choose to do Zumba or aerobics. Once you feel like you have done something for yourself, those negative thoughts are going to leave your side in seconds.
Take some minutes to refocus on your mood
Sometimes you need to learn to be in the present. Take some time to focus on your mood. It is necessary to accept your feelings in order to feel better about yourself. Practice some meditation in order to clear your thoughts as you know that some of them are just nonsense. During that time, you should do anything that works for you including listening to a motivational speech or listening to your favorite song.
Always be proud of your achievements
Once in a week or at the end of the day, make it a habit to note down all the things that you have done in your life so far. For example: getting a degree, traveling, moving abroad, starting dance classes, successfully going to the gym often, reading the newspaper, landing your favorite job. Anything that makes you happy is an achievement. Any small victory is worth celebrating. Don’t forget that everyone is different and have goals to achieve. We should be proud of each and every goal achieved.
Make it a habit to smile at yourself every time that you see your reflection in the mirror. As the days go by, smile at strangers as you never know what a person is going through. Giving a smile to someone is sharing your happiness with others and trust me when they smile back, you will feel happier.
Do nice things to brighten other people’s days
Doing nice things for strangers are going to help to boost your own mood. It is said that being kind is always fruitful, it might not bring you fame or money but it gives you a sense of gratefulness and happiness. Below is some nice thing that you can do for others :
• Pay for someone’s coffee
• Say “thank you” more
• Smile at everyone that you cross
• Listen to someone’s story
• Donate food to a homeless shelter
• Volunteer at an animal shelter
• Donate your old clothes
• Give away extra coupons
• Carry someone’s groceries
• Compliment a strangers
Do things that you like
Stop postponing something that you wanted to do for long. By doing that thing, you will feel instantly better. As postponing things always bring despair and yearning.
Dressing better only makes you feel better about yourself. If you put a little effort in your appearance that you normally do, you will feel the boost in yourself as feeling beautiful is always rewarding.
Start a book
Reading a new book always leave you inspired. Discovering new characters encourages you to re-ponder upon your point of views. There is definitely no rush for you to complete the book. Take all your time. You surely will feel a sense of accomplishment once you are done reading the book. It is always better than staring at a screen.