3 ways to instantly lift your mood

Turn your frown upside down. Credit: Stockbyte
Turn your frown upside down.
Credit: Stockbyte

In the midst of busy schedules and managing to-do lists, happiness can become an afterthought and a bad mood can come on quickly. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, or maybe your boss is pissing you off. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to know that there is a way out. You have the power to shift your focus and reorganize your energy to change your mood in any given moment. Follow these three steps and empower yourself with tools to get happier quickly.

1. Don’t try to change the world around you. Just change the way you see it.

All of the experiences that you have are a direct reflection of your internal beliefs. By cleaning up those beliefs you can clean up your life. Take an inventory of the ways that you project negativity into your life. Maybe you spend hours daily complaining about your boss. Or maybe you constantly obsess over your weight. Whatever you focus on grows — therefore it’s time to shift your focus. Choose one area of your life where you’re the unhappiest. Then for the next 40 days, commit to focusing on the good stuff. Change your thoughts, words and actions. Be diligent about this practice and you’ll quickly begin to experience miraculous shifts in this area of your life.

2. Turn your mood upside down

One of the best ways to get your happy on is with a simple inversion. Turn your negativity upside down with an inversion for one minute (or more) a day.
Move into a shoulder stand: Lie on your back, and press your legs straight up overhead. Exhale and bend from the hip joints to slowly lower your toes to the floor behind your head. Keep your torso perpendicular to the floor and your legs fully extended. Lightly drop your toes to the floor and lift your thighs and tailbone toward the ceiling. Draw your chin away from the breastbone and soften your throat.

To enhance the posture, you can press your hands against the back torso and press your back up toward the ceiling. You can use your hands for support or you can release them away from your back and stretch the arms out behind you on the floor.

To exit the pose, drop your hands onto your back again and raise your legs into a shoulder stand and exhale your way down to the ground.
This simple practice can turn your bad mood, stress or foggy mind upside down and recharge your energy. Most importantly, inversions will lift your spirit and relieve depression. When you increase your circulation and send oxygen to the brain, you release neurotransmitters and endorphins while balancing your hormones. This will make you happier!

3. Change your breath pattern

The moment we change our breath pattern we change our energy, thereby changing our experience. Whenever you notice yourself about to relapse into your negative behavior, take a long, deep breath. Your calm and centered energy will support you in positive behavior.
Whenever you notice your mood’s gotten the best of you, practice one of these tools and find your way out. You have far more power than you think you do. Take your happiness into your own hands and start consciously changing your mood today.

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