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5 Things you can do right now to lift your mood!

Have you ever been in a crummy mood?


You can't see it, but I'm raising and waving my hand vigorously. Sometimes it just hits us from seemingly out of the blue, or traffic was especially terrible ( in Los Angeles it's always terrible), or your co-worker did that annoying thing that gets under your skin. I find that during those crummy times I feel less motivated to do something about it. Because crummy creates more crummy!


How can you flip that crummy mood upside down? Mini interventions. I've found that oftentimes the simplest of things can have a powerful affect on my mood. Here are 5 mini interventions you can try right now to lift your mood:


1. Listen to an upbeat song.

This can be done most anywhere. Pump up the volume at home, in your car or plug in your headphones at work, in the restroom, on the train, on a walk, this is your time to groove baby! The more the song makes your body move (even if you just bop your head or tap your foot) the more you'll shake that crummy mood off. Just like shaking out a dirty rug.

Extra Boost: Sing out load with the song!


2. Write 5 things you're grateful for and why.