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If you’re waiting for life to get back in tune with you.
Life sends us experiences that might have a few bad notes, or out of key tunes, but it’s up to you to never allow them to interrupt the song you want to sing.
Your life song matters. It’s a unique signature of who you are.
I know it’s not always easy to stay upbeat when the news is bad, work isn’t fun, kids or partners are trouble, and all you really want to do is stay in bed and hide.
It’s not easy to stay upbeat, but it is possible to boost your mood even when you’re surrounded by chaos and trouble.
Don’t say you can’t.
Yes you have fear to overcome, loved ones who might be a challenge, work or business issues that seem insurmountable, but you must take a step back and refill your life force energy on a regular basis or you’ll flame out.
It’s important that you catch your breath, and invest time in boosting your mood, because the way you feel, your vibrational energy, your moods are all the creators of your dreams. And to have these dreams come true you must awaken to the truth that essentially the experience of life is caused from within.
Pain and pleasure happen from within, joy and ecstasy happen from within. And bad moods happen from within.
So when you are thrown for a loop and life gets stressful, or you feel you’ve lost your emotional balance here’s some insanely simple ways to boost your mood and raise your vibrational energy.
1. Stand straight
Sounds silly…but a shift in your posture can totally change your mood. Think about it. When you’re sad, your shoulders slump, your face droops and your whole life force energy contracts.
Since we’re totally energetic beings when there’s a shift in our physical body, there’s a change in our energy vibration. And moods are simply expressions of our energy.
So sit up. Do some jumping jacks. Dance around the table. Whatever you need to change your body posture.
2. Practice a little self-compassion
Instead of worrying about your worthiness to have or be something or someone focus instead on self-compassion.
Endlessly criticizing yourself is enough to put anyone in a bad mood.
Don’t let the pain of life turn you into a negative Ned or Nellie. Studies show that those who were kinder to themselves and more compassionate about their shortcomings dealt with the stresses of life much better than most.
And best of all, it instantly connects you to your higher vibrational energy of love. A powerful yet simple way to raise your mood and bring greater health and well-being into your life.
Chill out. Stop resisting. Don’t let the circumstances of your life dictate how you feel. A good mood doesn’t have to depend on external conditions. Peace of mind comes the moment you choose to be peaceful with the situation.
Change the way you’re labelling things.
If you’re telling yourself something is terrible, then it’s going to continue to feel that way. No matter what you call it, the reality is still the same, so you might as well let go of how it should be or how it seems to be, and call the whole thing something else.
Ride the waves of the river towards the the happiness you seek and you’ll find yourself flowing around the rocks of discontent and despair. A little positive reinforcement is all you need.
4. Quick ways to boost your mood
Here’s 5 really quick ways to boost your mood if all else fails.
Sniff a scent. Lavender oil is known to reduce anxiety and boost your mood.
Grab the gum. I’m not a gum chewer but I’m told that the repetitive chomping on a piece of gum reduces stress.
Eat some chocolate. We all know the boost to our serotonin levels that come with something chocolatey. Go for it!
Hug something cuddly. A pet is good. Or a snuggly blanket is said to help us become more relaxed. Soft things feel good!
Call an upbeat friend. Those who look on the sunny side of life can be great mood boosters.
5. Final thoughts
If you would only take control of your inner being and moods so that they happened the way you wanted them to and your mind was taking instructions from you and not being allowed to run around poking at all your old insecurities, wounds and hurts, you would definitely boost your mood.
To create a situation the way you want it, you have to have some mastery over your life energies.
Because ultimately the whole of existence is energy.
You don’t have to make it all happen at once…just begin.
“I am in charge of my happiness. I will not let anything outside of myself control me. I am creating a life that feels good on the inside and it will turn into experiences that are good on the outside.”
Encourage one another.