by Lorraine Morgan Scott
Do you feel a little down, uninspired or blue and you can’t figure out a reason why you feel that way? And when you’re feeling that way you have no gumption to pick yourself up and get moving, right? When I feel that way I get a little annoyed.
I have a zillion things to do! Not many things are worse than having a lot to do and no energy or inspiration to get it done – at least in my book. To make matters worse, if I give in to this feeling of nothingness and I get nothing done, then I am even more annoyed. SO what can a body do?
Here are three things you can try if you are so inclined:
1. Put on some upbeat music that makes you want to move. Positive music has been scientifically proven (and unscientifically too) to brighten your mood. Music speaks to your body and infuses it with a need to react. Dance around. Hop, shake your hips, and throw your arms in the air. Sure, you may look like Steve Martin on the dance floor – but who cares! You’re suddenly moving and feeling good, and your mood has brightened.
2. Go for a walk. Overcast skies can dampen your spirits when you’re inside, but when you get outside the cooler temperature invigorates briskness in your step and you feel a keen sense of healthiness when you are outdoors with nature. Walking on a treadmill is exercise, no ifs, ands, or buts about it – so it doesn’t (for me anyway) have the same uplifting benefit.
3. Call a positive-minded person on the phone. Laughter is one of the best mood enhancers. When you connect with a person who is positive you are tapping into their vibe! Be a good connector though and suck up their energy and then recycle your mood to share good thoughts as well. Nobody wants to share his or her energy only to have drain away.
The last technique, although not a tip, is to plough through. While not feeling your spunky self, you may (as I often do) feel a great sense of achievement when you’ve completed the items on your “to-do” list. Maybe you’ll feel exhilarated after you’ve completed that last item – works for meJ
Tell me, how do you do what you aim to do when you’re feeling a little blue?
Lorraine Morgan Scott