We all have those days that makes us feel so...bleh. Maybe it started when you stubbed your toe, and then found out that your sister ate the last of your favorite cereal, then progressed from there. Maybe you woke up feeling discontent and bitter. Maybe you're just not up to dealing with the world.
Whatever the case, it's always good to know a few tricks that will pull you out of your mood and help you make the most of your day.
Here are the methods that work best for me. :)
1. Crank Up The TunesWhenever I'm feeling down or my day has taken a turn for the worst, I love slinking away to my room, pulling up iTunes and dancing around until my parents shout up the stairs that it sounds like an elephant is thundering on the top floor of the house. Dance to music like T-Swizzle's Shake It Off and MKTO's Classic helps me not only feel better, but burn off all that pent up frustration that's tensed me.
I suggest creating a playlist of your favorite tunes. Make sure it consists of songs that make you feel expressed. Choosing songs that make you want to tap your toes and wiggle are hips are perfect when it comes to building a "Feel Better" playlist. :)
2. Surf YouTubeThere are so many YouTubers out there that make me smile. Miranda Sings, Tyler Oakley, Mikey Murphy, Connor Franta, SuperWoman and more, all seem to crack me up and break me out of the grumps. They lift my spirits and remind me that eventually, it's going to be okay.
3. Go Hug Searching
Getting a hug from a close friend, family member, stuffed animal, pet and so on can be very uplifting. It's been proven hugs are a powerful form of healing. This is due to many reasons.
- Hugs build trust and give a sense of safety.
- They instantly boost Oxycontin levels (the feel good hormones), healing feelings of isolation, anger and loneliness.
- Hugs can also lift serotonin levels and create happiness.
And the list of benefits goes on and on and on.
4. Write About ItThis has always helped me. Even though it sometimes ends up with me just slamming my fists down on my keyboard until there are enough random letters in a Google Doc to pleasingly express my rage (or sadness or loneliness or whatever I may be feeling).
It's great if you keep a journal and write about how you feel everyday. I use my journal to talk to God. Because when I'm actually writing a prayer to Him, instead of thinking it, it helps me stay on track, make nothing's left out and clearly express what I say in the way I want to say it.
5. Take A Deep BreathIn... Out... In... Out.
Close your eyes for a moment and ever so gently, fill your lungs with air. While breathing in through your nose, imagine that the air is pouring into you, filling up the very back of your lungs that your normal breathing doesn't usually reach. Hold this lungful of air for three seconds, then release. Doing this a couple times should make you feel more focused, relaxed and quite a bit calmer.
What helps your bad day turn good?
That's all for today! I hope you found this post hopeful. If you did comment below with your thoughts, share it with your friends or quietly let it impact your life. Until next time. :)
xx Nicole Rose