How To Improve Bad Mood, Lower Stress, And “Save” Your Day
When we are stressed after having a bad day, we produce too many beta waves and too much cortisol, resulting in even more stress.
By employing the techniques I share with you in this post, you will significantly improve your days….whether you struggle with a bad mood, too much stress, disheartening news, headaches, etc.
1. Change Your Day By Changing Your Attitude
Remember the time when something happened to you early in the morning that triggered a negative emotional reaction?
And it quickly stirred a domino effect of “bad” feelings and experiences throughout the whole day?
I can see you nodding.
Just by the thoughts we send to our brain that we are having a bad day, we drive even more stress to our cells and, consequently, continue producing cortisol throughout the whole day!
In reality, there is no such thing as a “bad” or a “good day.”
It is entirely our perception of our experiences that frame our reaction to events.
We are not our thoughts and we are not our emotions.
By practicing emotional regulation and neutrality, you gradually learn how to take a step back from your experiences and observe them for what they are, and for what you think they are. It`s all in your mind.
Assume Positive Intent
Someone crossed you at the traffic light; gave you a condescending smirk that seemed like ridicule; didn’t reply to your e-mail, was late for a meeting, said something to you that seemed inappropriate or out of place (etc…).
Give them the benefit of the doubt.
Assume that their actions or comments have nothing to do with you because even if they do, they still don’t.
You are not responsible for other people’s thoughts and opinions of you. You are responsible for the way you react.
Furthermore, you never know if the person who triggered you to feel “bad” hasn’t just had an infuriating or distressful experience themselves (maybe their child is sick, or they lost their job, or someone said something harsh to them and now they’re taking it out on someone else).
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