There are days when you wake up in good spirits. Days when you have more energy to face the day ahead, more desire to laugh and more enthusiasm to accept everything you see. You might think that just happens, for no real reason. But the fact is, your thoughts and mediators play an important part in it. So how can you invigorate your mind when your mind is constantly apea?
Gray days when you don’t have any energy and just want to shut yourself out of the world or even disappear don’t come by themselves either. Depression or general malaise usually occurs for a reason and always interferes with your normal life. But the only appropriate way to face the graying that covers you is to understand it.
It is absolutely essential to normalize, accept, and learn from all of your saddest days. All feelings and emotions are important, not just happy. It is just as bad to be constantly depressed as to be in a constant feeling of euphoria.
Why it is important to be in a good mood
The idea that not all days can be good, that emotions are adaptive, and that our moods vary can lead to the conclusion that it is impossible to be in a good mood all the time. However, learning to maintain a good mood is a fundamental part of achieving your goals. These instructions can also help you:
- Stay steady until you reach your goal.
- Keep yourself healthy.
- Avoid anxiety, stress and depression.
- Take care of your personal relationships.
- Be happy and promote your personal well-being.
As Marcus Aurelius said, “the happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”. Although he omitted the neurobiological part of the claim, neuroscience has proven him to be right. Whenever you get an idea, a biochemical reaction takes place in your brain, releasing a special substance that sends a message to other parts of your body. When your body receives messages, it sets in motion a chain of physical reactions that puts your physical state on the same line as your original thought.
One way to change your mood is to change your thoughts. It is, of course, much easier said than done, for our unconscious mind dominates most of our thoughts. In fact, trying to avoid negative thoughts can actually take revenge and make them worse. Don’t boycott yourself or feel guilty if you ever feel like a prisoner of such thoughts. After all, changing them requires a lot of practice.
How to cheer up your mind
In order to make a habit of all the things that will help you refresh your mind, you need to start by making sure you are ready and that you have the right time to get out of your emotional state of mind. Once you’ve analyzed all the things and analyzed yourself, you can complete the following steps:
- Increase your activity level. Exercise, sports and doing activities that interest you can increase your well-being.
- Go for a walk. Some studies show that walking stimulates the area of the brain that improves mood.
- Stay in touch with friends. Forming deep bonds with other people helps people stay happy.
- Listen to music. Music has the ability to evoke emotions such as joy, motivation and a good mood.
- Give yourself a break from some of the tasks. Organizing your to-do list and not worrying about the least important (or even insignificant) things will help you get in a better state of mind.
- Organize your time well. Good planning is key when you need to focus on all the most important tasks and give yourself time to rest.
In addition to these, the cognitive rearrangement used in cognitive behavioral therapy is a great way to change your beliefs by asking yourself different questions about them. By questioning the way you saw the world, you can shape the frame of your mind and thus liven up your mind. As always, the best way to do this is to visit an expert.