Change Your Mood from Bad to Good with Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking Can Make Your Day

 

Positive thinking enhances your mood.  Feeling a little down for a day isn’t a huge problem, but it also isn’t fun. It can put a damper on your positive and creative thinking.

I’m back today with another quick actionable tip to help you focus on ways to think positive and stop those negative thoughts.

It’s time to stop wallowing in self-pity.  Let’s get you out of that funk and back to your positive, sparkling self. There’s a lot you can do to turn that frown upside down and lift your mood.

I get it; it’s not always easy. Sometimes you get into a funk, you’re having a bad day, or you’re just not feeling in the most chipper mood. you may have experienced a loss or a tragedy, or you may be overtired. It happens to all of us. Sometimes the sun is shining, and sometimes it rains.

Give Me A Big Positive Smile

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The simplest and most effective thing you can do when you’re feeling down or are in a funk is to smile. Go ahead and fake it, but give me a big, huge smile. I promise after a minute or two of grinning like a fool you’ll start to feel better and more positive.

If you’re feeling adventurous, laugh out loud. Stay aware of your mood and your facial expression, and make it a point to smile more throughout the day. It won’t be long before you start to smile for real.

Brighten Up

Bright colors and light help a lot to lift your mood and help you be more positive. Pick a pretty and colorful outfit. Go take a shower, wash your hair, and make yourself look good. Put on your favorite outfit, put on some lipstick, and fix your hair. Taking care of yourself and making yourself look good does a lot for your self-esteem. This in turn will greatly help with your mood.

Box of colorful crayons

Box of colorful crayons

Open the blinds, let in some light, or turn on a few lamps. Brighten and color the world around you. Get out some colorful throws and pillows. Go buy an inspirational poster or an image that speaks to you and puts you in a good mood and hang it up. Change the space around you and do what you can to have your surroundings inspire you to positivity and creativity.

Crank Up Some Positive Tunes, ones that will make you want to dance

Scents and sounds also influence our mood and thoughts. Put on some perfume or cologne that you enjoy; light your favorite scented candle; or bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Make your home or office smell good. If you can find a scent that you associate with a happy and positive memory, this works even better.

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that some good, upbeat music is a great mood lifter. Create a positive play list and crank up some tunes whenever you find yourself in a funk. Close the door and dance around for a few minutes for a quick mood fix.

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Fran Watson

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About Fran Watson

Involved in public speaking since 2000. Joined Toastmasters in 2002 and have served in all Executive roles including serving one year as the District Public Relations Officer. Achieved my DTM in 2014. Develop and facilitate workshops in the area of employment and career development.
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