10 Ways to Get Happy in 10 Minutes or Less
When you are having a bad day and need
to get out of a gloomy mood, here are 10 ways you can perk up your mood and get
Picture a Loved One: Keep a
picture of a loved one in your wallet and when you feel sad pull it out and
look at that lovely face. You will immediately feel warmth in your heart and
have to smile.
Reflect on the Positive
When you are trying on a bathing suit and look down at those stretch
, look over at the little one you love
so dearly and remember why the stretch marks are there.
Find your Happy Place:
If you are having a bad day at work focus on your favorite place and imagine
the next time you will be there. If it is a far away place you cannot visit,
just focus on the visual and let it calm you and take you away to happier
Treat Yourself: You can’t do
this all the time, but on a particularly bad day make yourself your favorite
food or snack and savor every bite. They say nuts and chocolate can do wonders
to boost your mood.
Vent with a Friend: Call a friend
and vent. Make sure it’s not a friend who will add fuel to the fire. Choose a
friend with a good sense of humor who is always good at looking at the bright
side of things. They’ll be sure to get you laughing in a few minutes.
Watch a Funny Video: Go on YouTube
and enter laughing babies. There are very few people who can resist laughing
when you watch these little cherubs chuckling away. If you aren’t a big fan of
babies then look for your favorite funny animal videos such as cats or dogs or
just funny videos in general.
Fake a Smile: This might sound
weird, but fake a smile. This really works. Do a full out grin complete with teeth
and crinkled eyes. For some reason this makes you feel better.
Take a Walk: Go for a mind
clearing walk. Unless it is pouring rain out get some fresh air and give
yourself a quick change of scenery. Take in the sights, smile at people as you
stroll and find a happy place.
Text a Friend: Text a loved one
and say “make me laugh”. You’ll be surprised at the responses you
Do Some Cleaning: Clean off
your desk, or your room, or your coffee table. Anything that is messy and might
be distracting and depressing. A quick
organization goes a long way to making your day a little brighter. Messiness
can be causing you stress and you might not even realize it. Neatness helps you
stay focused and maintain a more positive attitude.
Trying any of these tactics will help
your day seem a little bit brighter and might even improve your happiness
enough to really make your day. Don’t let the blues get you down. Choose
happiness and embrace the sunnier side of life.
The author Sandy Getzky is an associate
editor at ProveMyMeds
, a public health and education startup focused on producing
helpful resources concerning the treatment of common ailments.
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