You know those days…when you forget to hit “save” and lose your work or when that elderly lady scratches your car in traffic on the way home? Whatever the case may be, some days are just not as good as others. Worry not, #PositivityFilter is to the rescue!
Photo credit: Mia Domenico
1. Laugh it off..with Youtube.
There are countless funny video compilations available to take your pick from. Whether it is someone falling or accidentally messing up on national news, someone else’s bad day can make yours much better.
2. Vent it out to that one friend.
To the one that doesn’t take life too seriously and knows how to make light of any situation…even if his analogies are so ridiculous and you end up laughing at their stupidity. Hey, you still get to the end result.
3. Pet something cute.
I said something, not someone. (I suppose if that can help too, whatever works.) Did you know that therapists utilize this as a healing method? It’s called equine therapy. Works like magic.
4. Get steamy.
A hot shower is a simple remedy to those stressed tense muscles and if you are need of some extra pampering, a little lavender salt never hurt nobody! 😉
5. Take a walk…barefoot.
“Also known as earthing, with a number of remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.” (Read more here)
6. Take a deep breath while you jam.
Sometimes, when I need to reset, I put one of my favorite songs on, close my eyes, and concentrate on nothing but my breath. It has a soothing effect of getting lost in musical pleasure as well as getting you in sync with your body.
No explanation needed.
8) Be there for someone else.
When you refocus your energy on helping someone else, it not only gets your mind off what may be holding you down, but also the effect of making someone else’s day can have an uplifting impact on yours.
9. Punch and sweat.
Boxing class is one of my favorite stress-relievers…it’s a productive way of releasing the frustration built up within you while toning your body. After the endorphin surge, that petty problem may just not matter anymore.
10. If all else fails, just go to bed.
It will be a new day tomorrow and it is okay to simply clock out early tonight.