Some days seem destined to be dismal, but rather than give up before the clock strikes noon, why not try one of these seven suggestions from Margarita Tartakovsky at PsychCentral?
(We have to admit, we’re particularly fond of #3. Let it rip!)
1. Get outside.
Being in nature can help to lift your mood and even lull your nervous system. For instance, this 2010 studyfound that “forest environments promote lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate, lower blood pressure, greater parasympathetic nerve activity, and lower sympathetic nerve activity than do city environments.”…
2. Listen to music.
“Get out your absolute favorite grouchy, wallowy music and relish in tunes that match your mood for as long as it feels good,” suggests Ashley Eder, LPC, a psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. Then when you start feeling better, adjust your music to fit your brighter feelings, she said…
3. Embody your bad mood.
“Ask your bad mood how it wants to move and honor its impulses in safe — but sometimes messy — ways like smashing eggs, breaking old dishes, ripping up paper, or punching pillows,” Eder said.
Full story at PsychCentral.
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