3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood …Starting Now
Want to know how to improve your mood?
When going through a difficult period in life - everything always seems worse. Worse than it otherwise would. A negative mood causes problems to seem more daunting and makes solutions seem hopeless.
That’s the BAD news.
Here’s the GOOD news…
There was a solution hidden in the first paragraph. Did you catch it? The mood you’re in, affects your perception of things around you and the problems you’re in. Therefore, improving your mood can be a way to reduce the negative effect problems are having on you.
Fix your mood …and your problems will seem less severe.
They won’t go away. But they will reduce in size to a point where you can begin to see them as manageable again. Read on to learn some simple and effective ways to improve your mood …based on psychology.
How Your Mood Influences Your Subconscious Mind
As your mood changes your subconscious mind does a scan of your life at that moment to determine how you feel. In this moment your mind takes stock of both the problems that are bothering you …and any positive facts that should lift your mood.
If there are many unresolved problems then you may find that it is hard to feel a sense of contentment and happiness, even if you are doing something you enjoy. This is what prevents depressed people from enjoying the activities that used to bring them happiness.
If you can lift your mood, your current problems will seem more manageable …allowing you to tackle them more easily.
Here are some ways to modify this scanning process to improve your mood:
- Maintaining Your Appearance: Dressing well and maintaining good personal hygiene can help to improve your self-esteem as well as helping you rebound from a bad mood. Only wear clothes you feel good in.
- Exercise: Keeping fit has been proven to improve people’s moods and raise their self-esteem. Regular exercise will benefit you mentally and emotionally …as well as physically.
- Keeping your space organized: Studies have shown that living and working in a tidy and organized space reduces stress levels …and weakens the intensity of bad moods. This is something you should begin setting straight right after reading this article.
Long term, you should look to building your self-confidence. A strong sense of self-confidence can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed by life’s problems. This takes time to build …but if you suffer persistently from bad moods, building your confidence is one of the strongest ways to overcoming the problem of bad moods long-term.
The Large Effect Of Little Habits
Taken individually these may seem like small actions and habits but together they can dramatically improve your mood. The underlying tactic with these habits is to actively and continually stack your mind with small positive messages that support your mood when life becomes challenging.
Your mood is produced through all the positive and negative issues present in your subconscious mind at any given moment. By proactively creating small but positive habits and dealing with small and simple problems you will tilt the balance in your mind to sustain much better moods.
Taking care of these small problems won’t immediately turn your life around however it will help you feel more content more often. This improvement in your outlook will in turn help you solve bigger problems and get closer to achieving true happiness.