We all know these days where nothing feels right. Our minds are foggy and our thoughts are sluggish.It is frustrating, demotivating, and leaves us feeling helpless.
We all experience these days and we can’t avoid them. But good news is, there are plenty of things that can help you recharge your mental batteries. You will only need 10 minutes to help your mind become clearer and your thoughts flowing easily.
1. PUT YOUR HAPPY FACE ON
You might still be skeptical, but you really can fool your brain into thinking you are happy, and it will start to release your very own feel-good hormones. Give it a try and smile for a few minutes and let us know how you feel.
2. TAKE A DEEP BREATH
If you’re feeling stressed, you might wanna try the physiological sigh. Just take two deep inhales through the nose (no exhale in between) followed by a full and long exhale through the mouth to lungs empty. Repeat it three times and you will feel a lot more calm.
Box Breathing is another amazing technique to calm down and relax your mind and body. To improve your mood even a bit more, step outside for a few minutes and maybe sit on a park bench and breathe with your eyes closed.
Keep practicing for a few minutes and see how you feel.
3. FOCUS ON THE GOOD
4. GET NOSTALGIC
Give it a try and combine it with something you are looking forward to. What is something that you are looking forward to happening in the near future? It will make you feel better in no time.
5. SHAKE IT OFF
And now that you’re comfortable: Turn up the music and just shake it off. You don’t need to do a full workout. A 10min dance is the more fun way to boost your endorphin levels.