Faith M. Davis
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Easy Strategy to Get Yourself Out of a Bad Mood
We all have those days when we don't feel quite right. Maybe we just don’t feel like dealing with the day ahead or we fear it is going to be a bad day. Maybe we are sick of doing the work we have to do. Or maybe we just woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Whatever it is, we can choose to let it take over our body and ruin our day. Or we can choose to take an action step to create change. The smallest of steps can lead you out of the doldrums and onto a path toward joy. It really doesn’t take much.
Let’s look at the following example. Perhaps you have your own business and you work out of your home. You wake up and just don’t feel like doing what you have to do. Normally when you feel this way, you would find yourself procrastinating and doing the things you want to do first, while you push off the stuff you don’t want to deal with. If you would instead take one small action to break the way you feel, you would find yourself getting into the swing of things easily. You could take 2 minutes and break down what you have to do into steps, and then take the smallest step and just push yourself to do that step right away. Once you accomplish that, you will most likely find that you are inspired to move on to a slightly larger step, and then a larger step, and so on.
Have you ever noticed that there are times when you feel so incredible hungry that you feel like you could happily eat a horse? But, it’s not time to eat yet, so you grab a little snack, and then you realize you aren’t hungry after that – all you needed was a couple bites to break the feeling of hunger. Have you ever noticed that there are times when you feel so incredibly tired that you can hardly keep your eyes open? But, it’s not time to go to bed, so you push through and you find a second wind – all you needed was an action step in the opposite direction of giving into being tired to stop yourself from feeling that way. These are two examples of how you subconsciously use this technique in other areas of your life. You really can change the way you feel almost instantly just by making one small action step in the right direction.
I don’t usually like to tell people to PUSH themselves to do anything because I believe in flow, and pushing is against the idea of flow (When I refer to flow, I mean that instead of pushing and pushing to maintain control, you allow your life to flow so that the pieces fall into place effortlessly with the help of the Universe). However, action steps are absolutely essential to allowing flow to take over. If you don’t take any action, you will never open up a stream of flow in your life. By taking an action step, you are essentially telling the Universe that you are ready to allow the flow to happen.
So, you take the action step, you open up the stream of flow, and then you feel the flow come in and carry you along in your tasks easily and effortlessly. Give it a try!
Faith M. Davis is an internationally recognized author, freelance writer and marketing professional with a background in life coaching. She writes for holistic business owners and publications, focusing on the subjects and industries she knows and loves most: holistic health, wellness, self-help, metaphysics, inspirational topics and marketing.
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