A phrase that life coach Tony Robbins said stuck with me 'Emotion is created by motion'. This is the trick on how to change from a bad to a good mood instantly.
To put it simply our feelings and emotions are directly linked to the movements of our body.
Ok, let's make it practical. When next you feel really angry, put on your favorite song and dance. I challenge you to maintain your anger whilst dancing. Impossible, right?
Research suggests that by assuming a "powerful" posture, you can induce positive hormonal and behavioral changes. Psychologist William James explained it as such “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.”
So, why not give it a go?
If you feel shy - Stand up tall and act friendly
If you feel sad - Smile ( even if it's a fake smile, to begin with)
If you feel a lack of confidence - Pull your shoulders back and hold your head high
If I feel irritated - Act lovingly
If you feel helpless - Act helpful
If you feel down - Make someone laugh
Yes, it won't be easy at first but it will be worth it, I promise.
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