Itching to know how to improve your mood fast?
One of the key ingredients to living a joyful life is a positive mindset, which many of us are in desperate need of at the moment. While we should all focus on cultivating a positive mindset that will last us through the long-term, sometimes a quick fix is all we need to get our day started off right, to realize how much we’re capable of.
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You may already know from reading “Tips for Positive Thinking to Keep a Healthy Attitude” that a positive mindset is vital for our physical and mental well-being. Fact is, we can’t just expect a healthy lifestyle to be served to us on a silver platter—we have to work for it! Want to learn how to boost mood and begin living for the better? Here are three tips for harnessing in-the-moment positivity:
Improve Mood in Minutes with These 3 Basic Health TipsSmile. Even if you don’t think there’s anything to smile about; even if anything and everything that could be a problem is a problem in your world right now; even if the sweet lady at the McDonald’s drive-thru forgot to ring in your extra order of hash browns… Smile, and smile big, because just this simple act has been proven to make people feel better despite themselves.
Relax your shoulders. We carry A LOT of tension in our shoulders (how do you think the saying “That’s a heavy weight off my shoulders!” came into being?). Every time you start to feel yourself getting tense, stop what you’re doing, bow your head, and begin lowering your shoulders, steadily breathing in and out all the while.
Strike a pose. You may feel silly doing it, but the ol’ “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” trick really does wonders for your mood. Even just standing like Superman or Wonder Woman for two minutes will stimulate higher levels of testosterone, which is the hormone linked to power and dominance, while levels of cortisol, a.k.a. the “stress” hormone, will lower. Feeling powerful fuels confidence, and confidence breeds positivity.
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