If life’s journey is truly full of minor frustrations and setbacks, how can you change your mood or emotions to turn around a bad day? How do you ensure that your mental state is conditioned for maximum productivity regardless of the situation at hand?
Some days start off on the wrong foot – a missed bus, rainy day, no morning coffee, not enough sleep, or an unexpected argument with a loved one. No matter how external the source of your discontent may feel, it is all internal – in your head. It is within your control and feeling discontent is a decision you made subconsciously.
Therefore, instead of slipping down a downward spiral, take charge and try climbing the following ladders;
3. Catch the Emotion that Slips in Subconciously – Regularly monitor your emotional and body language. Are you stressed? Hunched? How do you want to feel?
4. Take a moment to be grateful – Change your state by changing your focus. What are you thankful or grateful for? Work, Health, Kids, Loved one, etc. Remind yourself to not take these for granted.
5. Accomplish a Goal – Break the depressed chain by doing a task that your brain records as a victory.
6. Walk Around – Emotion follows motion. Don’t just sit down hunched or your body language will reinforce the stress. Smile. Take deep breathes. Listen to your pump-up music list.
Overtime, this process will become second nature. Most successful people, have a strong muscle to turn any situation around and remain optimal mental state of performance. Now, that is a skill worth mastering!