Having a low mood can affect us all from time to time. Modern life can be a bit hectic, long hours, commutes, stress.

It’s understandable. When do you get time to think…?

‘Rat race’ certainly seems apt… at times.

I was there until I worked it out. If you think there’s no choice but to work harder, longer hours even when you’re feeling low, I’d suggest there is another way.

Here’s 3 ways you can dispel that myth right now.

1. Appreciate what you have

So, you might not feel so good right now, but what can you be grateful for and appreciate?

Tasty food, your health, your loved ones.

Take about 2 minutes and sit in silence to think about what you appreciate.

Even one positive thought opens up your mind. It redirects your thoughts from the negativity.

Then build on it. Good Company, the more the better.

2. Act as you would like to feel

Emotions work backward too.

So if you want to become more positive or enthusiastic then act in the manner of a person who is positive or enthusiastic!

You might not feel like it. But do the best you can.

For example, think of the task in front of you as something exciting and fun or answer some emails or talk to someone in a positive and enthusiastic manner.

3. Give someone a genuine compliment

Here’s a fun one I use quite often and that will not only lift my own mood.

Spend a minute on coming up with something you really and genuinely appreciate about someone in your life.

Then tell them! I’m confident they will be happy.

You’ll feel good about yourself and get positive feelings too from the now smiling, happy and appreciated person.

And so the mood for the both of you is changed for the better!

I hope you find this useful.

If the grind is getting to you, I have a couple of personal coaching sessions open. I’m here to help, If would like to find out if I can assist you directly, you’re welcome to message me.

Have a great day as always,

Steve

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