Lighten Up Your Mood in 5 Minutes Through These Steps

Start your day with the wrong foot and ended up with a bad mood the whole day? It happens to everyone at the wrong time, all the time. However, to turn over the table all you need to do are following these steps and you’ll be good in 5 minutes.

Shoo your train of bad thoughts away and be the best of you by doing these simple steps:
  • Find the source of your bad mood
Being aware to the cause of your problems is a powerful tool to become aware of your feeling and make a decision about what to feel afterward.
  • Upbeat song to save your day
Stop playing your sad songs to support your already gloomy day, instead find some upbeat songs that you like and sing along to it. Let yourself release the rage inside of your through a positive action.

  • Free hugs
A hug can lower your stress hormone and decrease your heart rate, making you feel more calmed and composed.
  • Laugh out loud
Laugh out loud can increase the dopamine hormones in your brain and increase your oxygen intake which will cool down your nerves and say good bye to your bad mood.
  • Say thank you
Find things that make you feel grateful for the day and take your time to picture them together—let the moment sink in to your mind. By being thankful, you just open another window to see things differently than before.
Just because something crappy happens, doesn’t mean you have to let it occurs and ruins your day. Every strings has its own silver lining, and all you need to do is to make use out of it.
Source:  Forgas, Joseph P. 1998. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, University of New South Wales.
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim

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