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Changing Your Focus – How to turn your day around

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You wake up on the wrong side of the bed. And it seems like an awful start to your day, but that’s only if you allow yourself to focus on it.

I used to wake up in the morning and have my mood set for the day. Because if I was in a “bad” mood, the saying “when it rains, it pours” was true.

I couldn’t even add a drop of happiness process with the kind of day I was having and nothing could help it. Or so I thought.

Do you ever feel like that? Like, no matter what you do, you just can’t shake off the funk. Well, I got some news for you! You don’t have to stay in that mood all day.

As a matter of fact one little thing doesn’t have to be the reason for a “bad day”. And I’m not talking about moments in our lives that cause heartaches and pain.

No, I’m talking about the “I burnt my toast” or the “someone cut me off in traffic” kind of moments.

3 Ways To Change Your Focus – Turn A Bad Mood Into A Good Mood

  • Choose What You Focus On – Putting to much focus on a problem or nuisance can magnify the issue. The best thing to do is to focus on something else. Thinking of a happy or positive moment can help you steer the focus. You might even realize that the issue is not as big as what it may seem.
  • Move Forward – Being stuck on a problem that happened in the past can be the thing that is holding you back. Leave the issue in the past and move on. You can do this by reminding yourself that it’s not happening to you at this moment. By leaving it behind, you will be able to make room to have the good day you deserve.
  • Smile, Laugh or Do Both – This might sound crazy but it is scientifically proven that smiling is great for your overall health and so much more! Smiling can change your mood pretty quickly. Here is a little exercise: Think of the funniest thing you can remember. After thinking of that moment, did you happen to laugh, giggle or at least smile? If you did, you simply just changed your mood through one thought. Practice this exercise when you start feeling in a funk.

In addition, by practicing the methods above to switch your bad mood to a good one, you will be able to create good days for yourself.

There are so many things you can put your focus on to make your day better and not let the little things get you down. You’ll be able to see how much of a difference it can make for your life.

Resources

For more info, read this article from The Chopra Center by Karson McGinley: Smiling Is Powerful Medicine

What are some of the ways you use to get yourself out of a funk? Leave a comment below or you can contact me through the contact form.

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