5 Tips to Boost Your Mood
Posted by Zura on January 23, 2009
Need some positive attitude tips to help you get back on the right track? These tips are guaranteed to reframe what’s important to you and make you feel good about yourself. Practice using them and you’ll find yourself with a great habit that just might change your life…for good! 😉
Put relevant affirmations in strategic places you’ll see throughout your day (computer screen, bathroom mirror, steering wheel, fridge). Often it takes a bit of time to allow affirmations to be absorbed—that’s OK. Most of us have pretty tough walls up in some areas and have a hard time opening the gate for such strong and positive statements aimed at ourselves. With practice, affirmation statements can be a one of the cheapest, easiest, and most effective ways to boost your attitude and self concept!😀
2. Pre-Meditated Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness are wonderful—but sometimes we need to plan our generosity so we can ensure it doesn’t get overlooked on a busy day. And doing for others is one of the best ways to improve your immediate attitude and your overall mindset. So plan to be a bighearted driver (allowing others to merge), a considerate co-worker (sending a quick email of appreciation), or a thoughtful citizen (pay for the coffee of the person behind you at Starbucks). I guarantee that planning your acts of kindness, no matter how small, will give you a boost like nothing else!
3. Special Indulgence
Do something special for yourself. A fancy coffee drink, a lunch-hour walk, a snuggly movie with the kids, window shopping through your favorite stores—something that’s a little special and a little out of the ordinary. The change of pace and the sense that you’re getting a little something extra will send the endorphins your way.
4. Appreciate your Bounty
Identify something you really appreciate—your loyal spouse, a steady job, a healthy family, a good education, thoughtful friends, a winning sports team, upcoming vacation days, food in the fridge, a clean living room, winning a raffle—write it down and display it. It’s easy to forget how many wonderful things we have in our lives so take time to name and appreciate your blessings and feel positively thankful.
5. Recognize and Reflect on Your Strengths
You’ve got some amazing qualities that probably get lost in the shuffle sometimes. Think about the traits you embody that have gotten you this far. The traits that have helped you through challenges. The traits that your family appreciates. The traits that make you successful. The traits that you, and others, love and like. Give yourself credit for the positive characteristics that make you a unique and radiant woman and celebrate them!!