My feeling during the holidays is like being Gumby in a skirt - a toy that you could crazily stretch its arms and legs and when released, they would snap back. The key was to find a way of "snapping back" to change my mood.
"Great change is inescapable when you first begin manipulating the world of your thoughts." Mike Dooley, ©www.tut.com
Try This: Snap to Snap Back
Whatever might have weighed you down this month, if you want a quick fix to bring up your mood or relieve stress, consider the simple snap. During the week when you feel off, here is an idea:
- Stop - right in your tracks, pause to reflect
- Snap - using your fingers, snap them several times
- Smile - as you snap, bring a smile to your lips and feel the lift
One thing that always inspires me about "the snap" is the ability to use a trigger that can change my mood without anyone else knowing. If someone noticed that I "snapped," my explanation is either "oh, I forgot something," or "a song came into my mind." Fun way to feel more upbeat is as easy as using two fingers!