Ever feel draggy and out of sorts? Feeling like your normal, upbeat mood has BEEN beaten with a crowbar?
It happens to all of us every now and again – and usually we canâ€™t put our droopy finger on the whyâ€™s or the whatâ€™s. All we know is that if our mood had a color, itâ€™d be gray.
One of my daughters put her own spin on it once as she came through the kitchen. I asked her how she was doing and she said, â€œI think my face has forgotten how to smile today.â€ Draggy.
Whenever your face has forgotten how to smile, try one of the Ten Mood LIfters below. Youâ€™ll get an instant lift and your face might just forget how to frown.
- Go outside. A little fresh air, combined with natural sunlight is a sure-fire Pick-Me-Up. Even if itâ€™s smack in the middle of winter, bundle up and walk around your yard for about 10 minutes. Thereâ€™s something invigorating about the outdoors and itâ€™s a quick cure for the droops.
- Take a stretching break. Stand up and stretch your hands toward the ceiling, then bend over and touch the floor. Next, stretch slowly from side to side. Repeat the entire cycle several times – breathing deeply the entire time. Itâ€™ll refresh your mind and mood.
- Take deep breaths. If youâ€™re unable to stretch OR move outdoors, just concentrate on your breathing. Take exaggerated breaths in – then take exaggerated breaths out.
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