I don't think there is anyone who hasn't experienced a bad day. And there are many articles out there that give great advice on how to combat the blues. Some will mention practicing mindfulness, expressing gratitude, meditating, and a lot of other stuff that I completely agree with. But sometimes when I am having a bad day, I don't want to be grateful for anything! So here are three solutions that I have found that just flat out put me in better mood, almost without fail.
Get a Haircut.
I don't know what it is, but every time I get a haircut I just feel better. It can help boost self esteem, increase confidence, and completely change the course of the rest of your day. It reminds me of an old saying we had in football; "Look good, Feel good, Play good." I will warn, this requires having a good barber or hair stylist. If not, it can have the complete opposite effect.
You have probably heard the saying, "No one has ever regretted a good workout." And it's totally true. I find it gets my blood flowing, endorphin's are released, and I feel much better leaving the gym than walking in. I also find when I am feeling down, and I decide not to work out, it brings my mood down further. I tend to fixate on things, and how crappy I feel is now because I didn't workout.
Obviously I am biased on this one. But I find after I get an adjustment I get a better sense of well being. And there is science to back this up. After i get off the chiropractic table, I am standing taller, breathing deeper, and feel much better.
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