The week isn't even halfway over and all you want is Saturday to get here sooner. Your bad mood has spread, causing your family, friends and those you work with or associate with on a daily basis to feel it too.
If this is you, STOP IT!
You're bumming everyone out with your negative energy!
If you aren't sure how to get rid of your bad attitude, here are 11 scientifically proven tactics guaranteed to turn that frown upside down.
1. Light a vanilla-scented candle
According to a study conducted in the journal "Chemical Senses,"the smell of vanilla bean was ranked one of the most uplifting and relaxing scents.
In the same "Chemical Senses" study, participants voted this scented fruit as the most positive and arousing smell.
3. Call your mom
The sound of your mother's voice can mitigate stress and can activate the oxytocin in your body. These are two of the greatest ways to make you happy. This fact is based off of an experiment in which researchers stressed out young girls and then let them call their mothers. The ones who called their mom felt much better than the ones who did not.
4. Say, "thank you"
The act of gratitude has the power to change your attitude instantly. Take a moment to write a thank you note to someone who has had a positive impact on your life or just write down what you are thankful for to increase your feelings of gratitude.
5. Do your happy walk
Stand up straight, put your shoulders back and walk proud. Even if you do not feel happy, walking like it can actually change your attitude.
According to a recent discovery, the color green has a calming affect, making people feel comfortable and at peace. It's ability to improve your mood is much more effective than you may realize.
7. Listen to upbeat music
The University of Missouri conducted a research study about music and found that people who listened to upbeat music in order to make them happy were more successful than those who stuck to their old playlist.
8. Buy an experience, not a hotdog
When you purchase a new book or song, your happiness is genuine and will help your stress diminish. According to a recent study, the most effective type of purchase is one that reflects your true values.
9. Relax in the sun
Most everyone knows that getting fresh air can relieve even the worst of moods, but people are too lazy to do it. Even if you cannot go outside, open the blinds. In a study testing older adults who are suffering from depression, participants were exposed to bright and dim lights in the hopes of discovering if the level of light influenced happiness. The study revealed that the brighter the light - as bright as the sun is best - the happier the person.
Share how you truly feel. A study published in "The Journal of Social Psychology" shares that those who express their concerns head-on in the hopes to fix them are a lot happier with themselves and their relationships.
It has been proven that people who try to improve their moods will do better if they go in with a willingness to change. You have to put yourself in a vulnerable state to become the person you hope to be.
Don't settle for a day that is OKTry at least one of these tactics that have helped thousands of people around the world become happier than they ever thought they could be. The difference just may be astonishing.
Tana is a student with a passion for words. She believes that written words can touch people in ways unimaginable. In her spare time she enjoys singing, hiking, cuddling in a fuzzy blanket, and spending time with her friends and family.