We all have those days when we feel a bit blah. The type of day when you’ve got out the wrong side of your bed, your motivation stayed under the duvet and positivity is nowhere to be seen.
I call them my blah days. I’m sure you’ve had a few blah days too. I do these five things to kick start my motivation and call back my positivity on my blah days:-
1. Move My Body
Feeling a bit blah leaves me feeling a bit stuck so I move my body. A quick ten minute walk can do the trick but any form of exercise helps the mind and body to shift up a gear.
2. Listen To Music
If a walk doesn’t help, I’ll put a song, turn it up loud and sing along. No tortured love songs or depressing lyrics for me. It has to have a beat and usually pulls me up out of feeling blah.
3. Message A Friend
If exercise or music doesn’t work, I’ll reach out to a positive friend on Facebook. A positive attitude is contagious and a quick encounter can improve my mood in no time.
If none of the above work, I count my blessings. I have lots of them and remembering my blessings reminds me I have everything to feel good for.
5. Have A Hippo Day
If all fails and my blah feeling stays? I have a hippo day. Just one. I let myself feel blah. I surrender to it. In fact, I sink into it. Like a hippo in the mud. After a short period of wallowing in my blah, I quickly get bored, my blah disappears and I’m raring to go again.
So if you have a blah day here and there, I hope these five tips help you.
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