Train yourself into Happiness!!!!
That’s right!!!! Happiness begins with attitude! The room is just as beautiful as you are willing to see it. If you know me well, you must have heard me say many times “let it go, and let it flow!” But how do you get there?!?!?
Well, it’s rather simple, as you are the captain of your ship, and the master of your fate!
Life simply happens. Storms and bumps are inevitable, however, your reaction to those are within YOUR control! Act as a ridged oak tree, and the storm will break you, bent with the wind as a bamboo tree, and you will not only survive, but will grow stronger from the experience!
Five Tricks To Snap Yourself Out Of A Bad Mood, negative thoughts, or a bump in the road:
1. Close your eyes, take a deep breathe, and think of three things that you are grateful for
I know this sounds cliché and silly, but the moment we shift our attention from something that we think is bad, to something we see as good, it automatically begins to change our mood.
When I think of these things that I am grateful for, I make sure to take time to see them in my mind, whether it is a person, place, or thing, I spend a few moments visualizing it until I notice the difference in how I feel.
Try this and pay attention to your feelings, it’s almost like you can feel the shift in your chest as you move from the gloomy thoughts to the happy thoughts.
The best way I can describe it is when I begin to focus on the things I am grateful for, and my beloved family, I feel like A tremendous weight has been lifted of my shoulders, as a broad smile envelops my face.
2. Ask yourself, “How does this serve me?”
Sometimes I will even take #1 a step further and think of reasons why I actually feel gratitude for whatever it is that is bringing me down. I pull out a sheet of paper and start writing a list of reasons why it’s actually a gift because it is allowing me an opportunity to become clearer about what I do want for my life.
This trick is so under-rated. When we look for the good in any situation, and appreciate that it is helping us in some way to become stronger, smarter, or better equipped, it no longer has the negative feelings attached to it.
Every seemingly bad situation has the power to make our life better if we allow it, and letting it is the key. Every single battle we fight, or an obstacle we overcome is a building block in our character. You evolve from it stronger, wiser, and more compassionate. This, next time you are having to deal with the “impossible”, be grateful for the unique opportunity to become a better you.
3. Turn on a “feel good” song
Music is an amazing thing. A great song can change your vibe in a matter of seconds. So turn on a “feel good” song, sing along, OUT LOUD, dance, move your feet, be silly… who cares who is looking, just do what feels good!
It’s impossible to be in a bad mood after jamming out to your favorite feel good song. Don’t’ believe me? Try it. I dare you. I do it all the time and the world becomes brighter instantaneously!
4. Get in a kick butt workout
Yes, sometimes it’s especially tough to get motivated to workout when you are down in the dumps, but once you get moving, you feel pretty good, right?
And then when you are finished, the feel good endorphins are flowing, and you just feel vibrant and on top of the world. The bad mood has completely vanished! Poof!
A good, workout mobilizes your lymphatic system, detoxifies your body, decompressed your spine, and opens your joints so you can glide through life without pain or limitations! In addition, it distracts one from the mundane worries and helps create a feeling of optimism and euphoria.
And for even better results, combine #3 and #4.
5. Give to someone, unconditionally
Whether it is with your time, your love, your attention, or your money, when you give open-heartedly to another human being it sparks something inside that turns on the happy switch.
It really ties into #1 above, because when you give something to someone with no strings attached expecting nothing in return, you can’t help but feel gratitude for life itself and all the small things we so often take for granted.
Giving = Receiving !!!
None of what I am sharing here is rocket science, but these are the simple, seemingly small steps which are certain to make your life so much more beautiful!
I challenge you to take a handful of these tips and make them part of your daily routine. The more you take time for the simple feel-good pleasures in life, the more you will notice that life will automatically bring you more of the same.
Bad moods become few and far between because you train yourself to be happy, no matter what. Happiness becomes… EASY! And just a normal part of who you are.
So, what are you waiting for, just snap yourself out of a bad mood, and take control of your vessel so you can leap into the empowering and blissfully positive life choices!