Month: December 2013

Brighten your mood!

When you are feeling down and out what do you do to make yourself feel better?

For myself, laughing is the instant cure! It comes very easy with having a husband who makes me laugh every chance he gets but what if no one was available? What else could possibly put you in better spirits?

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Listen to music. Particularly music that makes you want to move or can calm your nerves. Try to stay away from sad love songs or emo songs that could make you feel even more down in the dumps.

2. Watch a funny movie. Like I stated earlier laughing does the trick for myself and possibly for you. The silly roles of the actors just might take your mind away from reality for a bit.

3. Spiritual/meditation. Some people turn to a higher being of whom they believe in and some may need to just clear their mind in a quiet space(home or even a yoga class).

There are plenty of more ways to get yourself out of the “funk” but above all, keep your head up! Remember things can and will get better.

Later guys
Nikki

What about the good?

When it comes to life’s downfalls we are used to concentrating on the negatives. What about the good? Even with the craziness that we encounter each day, there must be “something” that was ok.

Try this exercise:
1. jot down all the significant events that took place during your day
2. on a scale of 1-5 (1-horrible 2-so/so 3-ok 4-good 5-great) score all the events
3. take the events that scored 3 or better and re-read them

If the amount of events that scored 3 or better out weighs the events that were lower than 3, try to have a better attitude about your day.

This will not be easy but can help. Train your mind to seek positivity. Remember Attitude affects altitude.

Nikki