If you’re anything like us, you know that positivity makes all the difference in living a healthy, happy life. Having a positive attitude is an important part of being your best self.
Sometimes, though, you can feel the negativity just creeping in. Whether it’s bad weather, frustrating co-workers or plans that have gone awry—you can’t always help an automatic negative outlook. And it can be super hard to know just what you need to snap out of it.
That’s why we’ve put together this list. This list consists of six simple mood boosters. They’re sure to give you an instant jolt of positivity that can be the jumpstart you need to turn your frown upside down.
Read Happy Quotes
There are boat loads of happy, positive quotes online. Don’t know where to start? Check out Pinterest! Read through some of the quotes you find online, and let yourself be inspired.
Strike a Power Pose
Your body is really good at tricking your mind. Get yourself into a positive mindset by striking a power pose—or a pose that let’s your mind know who’s in charge.
And be sincere. Seeking out the good things in other people is one way to get your mind off the negative things in your own life. If you’re aiming to compliment someone, you’ll be much more likely to pick out the things in your environment that you like and are grateful for.
Take a Deep Breath
You can combat automatic negative thoughts by simply noticing them. But you can’t notice that negative spiral if you don’t take a breath, slow things down and be mindful of what’s happening in your life.
Lend a Helping Hand
One of the happy quotes we’ve found online is, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” You can learn so much about yourself—while also forgetting about the negative circumstances of your day—by helping someone who needs it.
Find a Mantra
Or a happy place if you prefer. Just find something—a word, a phrase, or something imagined—that you can focus all your energy on. The happier, the better!
Most of the time, you can feel your mood slipping before a complete mental breakdown. Be conscious of what’s going on, and how you’re feeling. Also be conscious of the attitudes and emotions floating around your office.
If you notice yourself or your employees start to slip down a negative path, get to work on these six positive pick-me-ups. Do you use any other strategies to turn your mood around? Let us—and our other readers—know in the comments below!