Sometimes our experience as humans can be up and down. Often without any particular reason we can feel a bit blue or out of sorts. Sometimes it is because something jolting has happened which as resulted in us feel sad or depressed. Perhaps we feel angry or bored.
Whatever it is that you are feeling that is less than elated, most people can agree that feeling happy feels much better. So how do you get out of a slump quickly, you might ask. The trick is doing something that shifts your mindset and alters your state of mind. Here are some of the easiest tricks for making your mood lift in less than a few minutes without even having to think.
Buy Something You Like
At the end of the day, life is short. Many people agree that you should live a little and instead of being uptight, allow yourself certain luxuries once in awhile. Sometimes having a credit card means you can enjoy splurging once in awhile as long as you pay it back.
So if you find yourself feeling a little down, try treating yourself to something nice that brings you happiness and lifts your mood. Perhaps it is a new pair of shoes or a nice sushi dinner. Try not to make it a habit of doing this every time you are less than happy but it certainly works for a quick fix once in awhile.
Watch a Funny Movie
They say laughter is the best medicine, and funny movies are one of the best ways to get a laugh out of yourself. Even in a horrible mood, distracting your mind and watching something that tickles your funny bone can snap you out of a funk quickly.
Try keeping a few funny films on hand so that if you find yourself starting to slip into negative thinking you can pop in a funny scene and shift back to a happy state of mind. Go to your happy place! It’s better there!
Turn On a Song You Love
Is there a song that makes you feel like getting up and dancing every time that you hear it? Do you have a song that makes you feel nostalgic or celebratory? Put that song on if you’re in a grumpy mood!
It is almost impossible to listen to a song that makes you happy without it evoking some kind of positive response out of you.
Call Someone You Care About
Sometimes even if we are feeling antisocial, getting on the phone and hearing a familiar voice of someone who loves us is just what the doctor ordered.
Next time you’re feeling down pick up the phone and don’t be afraid to reach out to someone that loves you.