12 Simple ways to improve your mood today
We often get the feeling that we could be feeling better everyday. The stress of an exhausting routine at work, the responsibilities arising from various areas of our lives, amorous disappointments, and any other problems, diminish our ability to be well in the present.
It is important that we pay attention to our humor because it serves not only as a source of energy so that we can deal better with adversities in our ways, but also as a tool for us to see life in a light way.
Invest in Experiences
A survey by Miriam Tatzel of Empire State College in New York interviewed 329 consumers and showed that those who invest their money in experiences like dining in pleasant places or going to concerts, are happier than those who spend their money on material goods like clothes.
Do not try to run out of adversity
Placing the "dirt under the rug" is not the most recommendable option. Fleeing from the problem even causes a momentary relief, but does not cancel it out. Stressful situations are above all, opportunities for personal growth, a way of self-knowing and maturing. It may be bad at first, but it becomes rewarding to know that you are able to deal with negative aspects of your life.
Do good deeds
Thinking about the collective good empowers us, and by coming in contact with other realities , we become grateful for what we have and feel even more useful.
Organize Your Routine
You must have gone through a time when your deadlines collided and your goals were not met. For that to not happen, it is important to have an agenda or any other tool that allows you to have a better idea of your priorities.
See old photos
Take a look at old photos when you feel down: A survey by the Open University in the UK, shows that revisiting good times like travel through photographs can improve our current mood by up to 11%.
Celebrate every achievement
Acknowledge even the smallest things. This will bring you greater self-esteem;
Brighten your life
Did you know that an hour of sunshine can improve your mood as much as antidepressants? A study on depression showed that light therapy helped 50% of the fans, raising their moods and making them sleep better. And the best, without causing side effects.
Give time to your mind
Over-responsibility and worries can lead to more serious problems. Know the time to focus on the setbacks, but allow yourself to have times when you can not think of any obligations. Use this time to relax.
Record the best moments of your day
Whether in a notebook, or even on your cell phone, write down at least three positive points of your day and reflect on your role in making these good times happen . Knowing that you are under control of positivity in your life will bring you great satisfaction.
Immerse yourself in pleasurable times
Focus on the present, without overanalyzing, just cut the moment. Lying down and just listening to your favorite tunes, reading a book or watching a movie can drive you away from the outside world, and get you in touch with your inner.
Practice exercises will bring you more energy on a daily basis, and can also serve as an escape valve for bad feelings.
Invest in Your Spiritual Side
Faith can satisfy a basic human desire: that of feeling part of something greater, independent of your religion. And if you have no religion, no problem. You can practice meditation or take Yoga classes, which also promote a greater connection with your spirit and assist in mindfulness.
Following these tips, you may notice an improvement in your state of mind. This does not mean that you will always be in a good mood, but you will be more psychologically prepared in your daily life. Bad times will come, the important thing is to deal with them, because too much negative thinking can affect even your physical and mental health.
Time to look for a specialist
If you wake up every day feeling unwell and feel that sadness is taking over your days, it is important to talk to a therapist. This professional is qualified to listen to contribute so that the individual handles in a more balanced way with the situations that appear to him. It is important to know that seeking professional help can bring positive changes to your life.
Have you ever stopped to think about your breathing ? If the answer is no, you are probably breathing the wrong way. Knowing that proper breathing guarantees greater physical, emotional and mental health. "The habit of breathing well eliminates stress, improves concentration, sleep, raises awareness and gives a greater sense of peace," explains Alexandre Lopes , an instructor at the Arte de Viver Foundation.
Only in talking about it, the controversy hangs in the air: who is selfish has difficulty admitting or prefers keep quiet, afraid of criticism. And those who oppose such behavior do not miss a chance to criticize it. "There is an idea that the egoist always acts for his own benefit, even if it could harm someone," says psychotherapist Geraldo Possendoro, a specialist in behavioral medicine.
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