Felling confident and feeling happy is a state of mind. It is excatly the same when we feel sad. Sometimes this negative state occures out of a blue and without any certain reason - we get up one morning and we feel totally unmotivated, weak and with no energy to do anything (yes, yes, one of those 'waking up with your left foot' days - we all did experience them). What is more, the most frustrating is that we do not even know why we feel this way? why we are sad today? why do we not feel confident and enthusiastic as we felt the other day? Why are we switched into this angry mood today?
So the question is: how we can quickly fix ourselves when feeling down, unhappy, miserable - in the other words - totally crappy?
First thing first. To be able to effectively manage our mood we need to understand and be aware of the most important fact about it and how it functions and in the most simple and easiest way to do so is by explaining it in this way:
our mood is the effect of the emotions we experience at the very moment which, in turn, are the effect of state of our mind.
We feel sad because our mind is in a sad, negative state. So to feel happy we need to put our mind into a positive state. We need to feed our mind, our conscious mind with the proper content to make us feel good about ourselves and to make us to say in the end of the day that 'that was in fact a very good day! I am happy!'.
Human mind is the most incredible, misterious and still yet not completely discovered phenomenon we all, in fact, have and we are all, in fact, individually in charge of. Its mastery comes from being complex to read and simple to use at the same time. We do not need to have a degree in neuroscience or to study brain's anatomy to be fully in charge and responsible of our own mind and mood. Just simple, basic tips on how we can manage it effectively will lead us to a happy, satisfied and relaxed life.
Switching your mind into a positive state
The simples is to recall that moments in your life when you felt happy, excited, complimented or when you made someone laugh. The very moment you start thinking about these moments your brain will switch into a positive mood. You thinking about those moments are sending signals to your brain to reset the state of mind with the emotions that were experienced on that past moments. Recalling these positive moments will put you automatically into a better mood. (Tip for quickly recalling your moments: grab your phone and go through your old pictures from the year - just looking at them will increase your serotonin level as brain will respond to positive and nice feelings you experienced on that days where pictures were taken. Pick the one where you felt happy, come back to how did you feel that day and automatically you will feel the same :)