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Motivation Tips

How to Feel Good When You Are Feeling Bad
By:Robert Higginson

Do you ever just feel bad and want to turn it around and feel good? We all want to feel good. And the wonderful thing is that good feelings attract more good feelings. But the reverse is also true. Bad feelings attract more bad feelings that’s why they call it the Law of Attraction, because like attracts like. So what do you do when you just plain feel bad? Here are some tips to turn bad vibes into good vibes, so that those good vibes can then attract more good vibes.

Trace the Source
So you’re in a bad mood and you want to turn it around. First figure out how the bad mood started. Remember the last time you were feeling really good and review how you got to the bad feeling. Chances are that it started with something silly. Maybe someone didn’t say “hello” back to you when you said hello to them. Or maybe you started worrying about traffic during the drive home. What ever it was, go back to that place in your memory and “fix it.” If you got offended, or turned your thinking down a negative road, go back to that place and decide to think differently. Reason with yourself that you shouldn’t have started thinking that way and cut the problem off at the source.

Talk to a Friend
I love the scripture in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, which says: “Two are better than one; …For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.”

If you are feeling bad, talk to someone who loves you and can remind you of all the wonderful things you’ve got going for yourself. I have found this to be one of my most important tasks as a Life Coach. My clients are all amazing people who do amazing things, but sometimes they just need someone to remind them of that.

Take care of your Body
If your spirits are low, one of the best ways to change that is to make changes in your body. Our bodies and our spirits are connected when you feed your body you also feed your soul. Did you have one of whose mother’s whose cure for every ailment was a nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup? Your mother may have been smarter than you thought. Next time you are feeling bad, try eating something good. You have also probably heard the saying that “cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Try getting all cleaned up. You might not feel like a God, but you will certainly feel better. And of course, the other important thing to do is get some exercise. I love to go for long walks where I can simultaneously help my body and soul. This brings us to the next point.

Take care of your Soul
Have you heard it said that music can “sooth the savage beast?” Why not let some good music sooth the “savage beast” in you. I recommend that you have a music “first aid kit.” This is simply a collection of your favorite songs that you can play whenever you start feeling the blues. Great books can also be a great inspiration. I personally love to read and I am constantly amazed at how many great, uplifting books are available. You can Email me for a list of my favorites at robertsmap@comcast.net.

Robert Higginson

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