How To Improve Your Mood In 2 Simple Steps
Feel like you need to lift your spirit? Here are two simple exercises that can lift your mood and change your perspective in minutes.
Can you really talk yourself into feeling a bit happier?
First, read the following statements out loud to yourself. Try to sounds as convincing as possible, as if you were trying to convince a friend. It might feel a bit strange at first but just go with it.
Don’t rush the statements, speak slowly and leave a gap between each statement.
- I feel surprising good about myself to-day.
- I think I can make a success of things
- I am glad that most people are friendly towards me.
- I know that if I set my mind to something, it will usually turn out well.
- I feel very enthusiastic right now.
- It is as if I am full of energy at the moment and really enjoying what I am doing.
- I feel especially efficient to-day.
- I’m very optimistic at the minute and expect to get on well with most of the people I meet.
- I’m feeling very good about myself and the world today.
- Given the mood I am in, I feel particularly resourceful and inventive.
- I am pretty sure that most of my friends will stick with me in the future.
- I feel that life is very much under my control.
- I am in a great mood and want someone to play some wonderful music.
- I am enjoying this, and really do feel good about myself.
- This feels like one of those days where I am raring to go!
How do you feel now? For most people this process boosts their feel good factor. I find that when people read this a couple of times, their mood starts to lift. If you are not comfortable with the 15 statements above, make your own up. Make sure they are positive.
2. *Effective Writing Techniques to Improve Your Happiness.
Research has shown that three types of writing have a quick and significant impact on your daily happiness. Expressing gratitude, thinking about a perfect future and affection writing.
Exercise. A Diary with a difference.
To incorporate effective writing into your daily routine. Richard Wiseman has devised an unusual diary. Instead of writing about the past, you’re going to write about topics that will help create a happier future.
The diary should be completed over 5 days of the week, and only take a few moments of your time. Maintain the diary for one week. Research suggests that you will quickly notice an increase in feeling happier which can be maintained for weeks after. If you feel the effects wearing off, just simple do the process over.
There are many things in life that we all can be grateful for. These might be close friends, family, good health. You have a roof over your head, access to running water. Alternatively you might have a job you enjoy, a stranger smiled at you, showed you kindness. You had a lovely cup of coffee. Think over the last week and write down three things.
Tuesday: Terrific times
Think about one of the most wonderful experiences in your life. Perhaps you feel in love, felt really content, listened to a beautiful piece of music, watched a performance, film, visited a beautiful place or had a great time with friends, families. Just choose one experience and transport yourself back there, write about the experience, what you felt. Don’t worry about spelling or punctuation. Instead commit your thoughts to paper.
Wednesday: Future Fantastic
Spend a moment writing about your life in the future. Imagine everything has gone as well as possible. Be realistic, but imagine that you have achieved your goals and that you became the best person that you can be personally and professionally. It feels like a dream come true. This may not help you achieve your goals but should put a smile on your face.
Think of someone who is really important to you. It might be a partner, family member or friend. Imagine you have only one opportunity to tell this person how important they are to you. Now write a letter to this person, describing much you care for them and the impact they have had on your life.
Friday: Reviewing the situation
Over the last seven days make a note of three things that went really well for you. It may be something as trivial as finding a parking space, or more importantly, an opportunity that has been offered.