14 Jan 2013

How to be Happier

I don't know what's gotten into me recently but I have had a  bad week or two with just not feeling happy. I don't know if it's just cause of the poor weather we've been having in England recently, or if it's the whole anti-climax from Christmas and the New year celebrations and now it's back to reality. But after speaking to a few people I found out I was not alone, a lot of people had been struggling to pick up there mood recently.

So whatever has been getting you down whether it be due to pain, the appalling weather, the 'January blues' or just a bad day, I have listed a few things you could do to help lift your mood :-)

  • Listen to some music : Music can do a lot to our emotions, it has been found that a slower tempo will relax you, whereas a heavy tempo will let you work through anger and enables you to get negative emotions out of your system.
  • Remind yourself of  what you have : During busy day to day life it is easy to find yourself wishing for things, take a moment or two, to remind yourself how lucky you are with the things you do have in life.

  • Keep in contact: January is always a busy month, and we often find ourselves forgetting to pick up the phone or to go out to coffee with people you haven't seen in a while. don't isolate yourself behind a computer screen or television all the time, it is nice to get some face to face contact when you're able too.

  • Breathe away bad vibes: Try to take up doing some meditation or maybe some yoga to cleanse your body and mind. Also even just 10 minutes of yoga a day can help to tone up your body over time. 
         If meditation or yoga isn't for you, take a moment and Inhale slowly and deeply for five seconds, then exhale for five. You’ll breathe yourself into a more affirmative mind-set

  • Eat Fresh : Eating fresh non-processed foods can make you feel better, whereas fatty and sugary foods can make you feel groggy and weighed down. Citrus fruits have been proven to improve your mood.
  • Don't be too hard on yourself : nobody is Superman, no matter how much they think they are. We are not able to do every task given to man in a day. It is okay to not complete your to do list in a day. You can only ever do as much as you can do. Don't beat yourself up about things, you did the best you could , and tomorrow is a new day. 
I hope some of these tips can help you to get into a more positive mindset and help you fight through the January Blues (or whatever is getting you down).

Leave a comment below of the things that make you happy , I'd love to hear them :-)

Thank you for reading.
Take Care