Being in a bad mood is one of the worst feelings. What’s even worse? Starting the day in a bad mood.
However, I may have figured out how to beat it.
So what’s my secret? Well, it takes a little bit of practice, and it can’t be used on it’s own. But it’s actually pretty simple.
When you wake up, tell yourself you’re in a good mood.
Make a conscious effort to be in a good mood, and eventually you’ll believe yourself.
This doesn’t always work, but I’ve found it works most of the time, especially when I tell myself I’m in a good mood while I’m too tired to convince myself otherwise.
I’ve also experienced this working at other times of the day. I just stop, tell myself I’m being ridiculous, and put myself in a good mood. It’s not easy, but the more I try, the more successful I get. It’s all about being more conscious of your feelings and why you feel the way you do.
But again, this can’t be your only strategy. I recommend doing other things as well, like having a cup of coffee, making your bed, and in general feeling productive first thing in the morning.
I’ve also heard that literally jumping out of bed has a positive impact on not only your mood, but also your energy level first thing in the morning. But, you know, be conscious of your neighbors if you’re in an apartment that isn’t on the first floor.
What do you do to keep yourself in a good mood first thing in the morning? Let me know in the comments!