The Inner Path: Shape Up Your Life, Mind & Spirit With Some Simple Mood Repair Strategies

A bad mood is contagious and can block the peace of your inner spirit.  And, if not changed can lead to depression, low self-esteem and other problems in social relationships with others. But, just because you’re in a bad mood doesn’t mean you have to stay stuck in one.  Here are some mood repair strategies that will shift your mood from general sadness or clinical depression to a state of greater contentment or happiness and turn your frown upside down.

  1. Drink Up – If you’re cranky or sluggish, that second cup of coffee might not be the best way for you to perk yourself up.  Instead, try a glass of water or another non alcoholic beverage. Research studies show that even mild dehydration can cloud a sunny disposition.
  2. Watch Your Favorites – There’s a good reason to watch Bridesmaids over and over.  Losing yourself in a much-loved movie or even a book helps you recapture pleasant memories. Even a sad novel can brighten  your outlook by sparkling self-reflection.  Absolutely, studies indicate nostalgia can help improve your mood and your overall well-being.                  
  3. Dress Up – Choosing the right outfit can improve your mood and yes there is a psychological power to clothing.   According to research, “happy” clothes are well cut, figure-enhancing, and made from bright beautiful fabrics.
  4. Take A Whiff – Sniffing rosemary oil could help you feel content and could even help improve your performance; the higher the concentration of rosemary in your system, the bigger the mood boost. Researchers noted the surprising appearance of a component of rosemary oil in the bloodstream, leading to new ideas about how rosemary aroma can be used therapeutically.  Make your own rosemary oil.

With these mood repair strategies you can now fight off your funky mood.  Even such behaviors as smiles and thank you makes a difference. And remember a negative mood increases helpfulness, so helping others can reduce your own bad feelings also. So, get out of your funky mood and lift your spirit and shape up your life.

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