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10 Ways To Lift Up Your Spirits When Down

10 Ways To Lift Up Your Spirits When Down. We all have our bad moments, but the good thing is that they don’t last. However, if we dwell on them, these sad moments can take over our lives and cause us great problems. Find out how you can try to be positive amidst trying times below.

1. Laugh It Off

Laughter is one of the most immediate, effective antidotes for a heavy mood. Laughter and smiling releases endorphins, the “happy hormones” produced in the brain that are widely regarded as nature’s cure for the blues. There are tons of comedians loading hilarious videos onto the Web that you can access in just seconds!

2. Celebrate Your Small Wins

When you are in the middle of a storm, it may be a while till you have a big win. But you can celebrate the small things and lift up your spirit. It may be a task accomplished, a good report, or that you took the high road when somebody criticized you.

3. Remove Yourself From Negative Conversations

It’s impossible to isolate yourself from negative people, all the time. We all have hard days and get a little negative every now and then. When you’re having a rough week, it might be tempting to fall into that self-pitying place. Increase your odds of maintaining a positive mindset by avoiding negative, emotionally draining conversations.

4. Hang Around Positive People

One of the best ways to pull yourself out of the doldrums is to spend a little time with someone who has an abundance of positive energy.But if a close friend or family member isn’t near by, here’s the next best thing: There are tons of short videos online of inspiring people sharing inspiring ideas that will provide some mental caffeine by activating the learning centers of the brain.

5. Listen To Good Music

Listening to energizing music is hands down the fastest, easiest way to elevate your mood. Put on one or two of your favorite songs and you’ll be surprised how quickly you start to feel more positive about your day. One way to make sure your day starts off on a positive vibration is to get a musical alarm clock that you can pre-program to wake you up with your favorite uplifting songs.

6. Vent It Out

Use a journal or a good friend’s ear to bend as your chance to get it all off your chest. Set a timer for three minutes and just allow yourself to be completely honest about how you are feeling in that moment. Complain away, if it feels right. The idea is to diffuse all of those yucky feelings by letting them flow out of you. Just be careful not to get sucked even deeper into the abyss of your bad mood, which is why setting a short time limit for this session is a good idea.

7. Be Grateful

Nothing turns a bad attitude around faster than counting your blessings. We all have so much to be thankful for, but most of us tend to take our many blessings for granted. It’s a precious privilege just to be alive and able to breathe in life and love each new day! Take a few moments to list the top 20 things you are grateful for right now and notice your mood to instantly start to shift.

8. Beautify Your Space

Most people have a positive reaction to flowers! Stare at a flower for a few moments and and I bet you’ll soon find yourself smiling.So why not exercise some self-love and treat yourself to a nice bouquet. Put them in an area of your home or office where you can see them and you’ll be surprised how a few delicate buds can lift your spirits.

9. Get Active

Countless studies show exercise produces endorphins and serotonin, which are natural mood lifters. Whether you go for a run, dance around your house, or engage in any other form of movement that makes your soul smile, just do it and get those happy juices flowing. Just 20 minutes of physical activity can produce a noticeable mood lift which can last up to 12 hours. What are you waiting for? Let’s dance!

10. Gain Some Perspective

If you’re feeling a bit down, it’s important to be gentle with yourself. Many people who feel unhappy further reinforce their emotional state by feeling unhappy that they feel unhappy. Instead of making yourself wrong, remember that the ebb and flow of emotions is a part of the human experience. Take a deep breath and tell yourself that this emotion too shall pass.

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