Of course, there are those ‘blah-days’ when you believe you awoke on the wrong side of the bed or that today is just not your day. So how can you cope with a bad mood in such a way that it does not ruin your whole day?
1) Be a nature lover once again
Perhaps it’s time to reconnect with Mother Nature again. Be one with nature and perhaps the smoke-filled hustle and bustle of the city life is also causing your foul mood. Try having a picnic in a garden. Lie in the grass of your courtyard and watch birds fly.
2) Mix yourself with shades of orange and yellow
Leatrice Eiseman, author of “More Alive with Color”, explains that these bright and warm hues tend to make people very joyful, probably because they remind us of the sun. No orange or yellow outfits to don? You can pick up flowers with these colors to give you an instant lift.
3) LOL at your PC
Even if you’re stuck in your cubicle or desk, try to amuse yourself from time to time. There are tons of hilarious content on the Internet. Aside from searching on YouTube, you can check out funnyordie.com. Who says you can’t crack up alone?
4) Give your harsh overhead lighting a rest; switch on your desk lamp for a change
A softer and lighter glow could help soothe and relax you. Plus, you don’t have to squint your eyes because of so much brightness.
5) Amp up your mood with your fave tunes
If things go wrong, you can always rely on your music to transcend you to another state… of happiness, that is. If you want to let off steam of irritation and anger without getting lost, you can play heavy and banging tunes. If you want something to relax you, then pick a slower, soothing song.
Choose What Works for You When It Comes To Staying Motivated
When it comes to tons of tips and self-improvement advice (usually online), you may be confused about what to follow, especially when it comes to the motivation genre. Take note that we are all created differently, and what works for me may not work out for you. The best advice for staying motivated? Just stick to whatever works for you. No complications–less are more.
Take all advice with a grain of salt and don’t think twice about discarding advice that doesn’t work for you. People can get motivated differently, and for example, about how to go about your tasks during your workdays. Remember that gurus are not immune to their own personal styles of working techniques which also work for them–but may not be working for you.
Like in this example, should you do easy tasks first, or do difficult tasks first?
Just like working out in the gym, some gurus suggest a little “warm up” of doing easy tasks first.
Usually in the morning, you can choose tasks which don’t really demand a lot of thinking. I know some people who profess that they’re “not a morning person” and they can’t handle “heavy” work early in the morning, since their brains need some warming up before getting into the “main event”–which is the difficult tasks.
On the other hand, there are also experts who suggest finishing difficult projects early in the day, so that you can breathe a sigh of relief soon after, since a large chunk of the “burden” is already done. Yes, this may work for some so that it’s going to be a breeze after it’s over.
In the end, there is still no wrong choice, and you have to figure out what works best for you when it comes to staying motivated when it comes to your working happiness.