You've slept through the alarm, you've missed your bus and you're half an hour late for a very important meeting. As you stare miserably at the alarm clock, you know it's going to be one of those days.
Hey! Stop moping around! We'll give you such strategies that'll make you feel fantastic even on a day like this. Lifting your spirits takes only a few seconds and you can trust us. So just read on to discover how to put the oomph back into your day.
Dig into Porridge: Breakfast! Haven't we all heard that it's the most important meal of the day? it refuels your body and provides nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. So make it a point to have breakfast even if you're getting late to have a consistent supply of energy throughout the day.
Say 'Cheese': Smile and the world smiles with you. Yes, a happy smile will certainly lift your mood and will improve your outlook. It helps in releasing the happy chemical, Endorphin in your body that'll give you a sense of pleasure, peace and well-being.
Gift yourself flowers: When I am down and out, I buy a red rose to cheer myself up. Yes, don't wait for the love of your life to shell-buy yourself some bright, beautiful flowers to really lift your spirits.
Say 'I care': Tell someone you love how much he or she means to you. You'll feel all warm and tingly inside.
Have a healthy juice: If you're hooked onto having endless cups of coffee and tea throughout the day, try replacing some of these with a piece of fruit and healthy juice. Snack on fresh fruits during the day. Sliced guava, mango, and strawberries are rich sources of vitamin C. moreover fresh, raw fruit will help to stave off sweet cravings.
Split your tasks: If you're overburdened with a daunting 'to-do' list, set your self two tasks and make sure you do them. Then, what ever else the day throws at you, atleast you'll have achieved something.
Mimic a cat: Hey! We're not acting funny. Try the cat stretch. Go on all fours and arch your back as high as possible. Do this for atleast 12-15 times. This will release the tension in your body, making you feel poised and ready to face the day.
Try knee bends: Stand with your feet slightly apart and gently Bend your knees, moving up and down slowly. Repeat this 15 times. This will help to promote blood flow around your body, particularly to the extremities such as your feet and will go a long way in energizing you.
Drink up: But aqua pura! It'll lift your mood, and will improve your concentration. Don't wait until you feel thirsty. That's a sign that you already are dehydrated.
Stroke your dog: Research has shown that people who shower their love and affection on pets have lower BP. Pat your dog to get into a cheerful mood.
Play: Your favorite song as you drive to your workplace. If you're in a crowded bus, hum in your head. This should put you in a happy mood.
Try deep breathing: Breathe in deeply to a count of five. Fill your lungs to their full capacity. Then slowly exhale. When you do this a number of times, you'll feel that inner calm and serenity.
Don't hurry: Feeling hurried and hassled in the morning can leave you irritable for the rest of the day. Try giving yourself more time to get ready so you leave the house in a calmer, more positive mood. Try preparing for work the night before, for example wash your hair and lay out an outfit for the next day.
Apply lip balm: Sounds a weird suggestion? But keep a lip balm with essential oils on your desk at workplace and apply regularly. Not only will it condition your lips, the smell will also lift your spirits.
Soak your feet: In a tub of warm water and add invigorating oils to it to de-stress.
Dress colorfully: There are some particular shades that can cheer you up and will put you into good spirits. Wear red for energy, yellow for mental stimulation, blue for serenity and green for balance.
Have A Good Day :)