Happy Monday morning! I know many of you are dreading this day. I mean who wants to go back to the J-O-B, right? You got an extra hour of sleep with the time change this weekend so you should be relaxed and happy. I know it is a far stretch for a Monday morning but work with me….
Are you letting your emotions rule this morning? Are the ruling emotions, the ones making you feel yukky or less productive? I mean how productive can we really be when we feel yukky!
So,why not kick start this Monday with some things to change you mood, so you can “get happy.” Pretty much instantly. Yes, even on a Monday morning headed to work.
Studies show we are more productive, create better relationships and have more success when we are happy. If you are struggling to be productive or to get the results you want, try getting happy first!
Try these life hacks to ‘get happy’!
- Start your day happy.
- Do something first thing in the morning which makes you happy.
- Dance to your favorite music
- Talk a walk
- Spend time with God
What starts your day ‘right’?
Finding yourself frustrated, angry or down? Stop and do something to ‘snap you out of it’.
You will be far more productive if you stop and ‘get happy’ than if you try to slug on through.
Check your environment.
Does clutter stress you out? Clear out one room and go there!
Did you know citrus, orange, lemon, and grapefruit, bring out positive chemical reactions in your brain? Try using essential oils in these scents. Put them on your pressure points or diffuse into the air. Go to the real thing, eat an orange and leave the rind on your desk.
If it makes you happy to be outside, move your phone and computer to the deck and work outside! Whatever is making you uncomfortable, change it up!
Be around happy people.
Who makes you feel good whenever you are around them?
Be intentional about who you spend time with, and know who you can call to lift you up. Commiserating may seem like a good way to support others, but it won’t help them be happier. Take a few minutes to create a happy list. These are the things you can do to “get happy.” When you are feeling unproductive, pick one and do it! Happiness is good for your soul.
So go ahead, get happy!
Have a ThirtyOne-deful day!