Boosting Your Mood

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” …

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne is a fictional character in the children’s book written by L.M. Montgomery but there is a lot of truth in what she says. The power of the mind is amazing. Just thinking about something good can top up our levels of Serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which is a type of chemical in the brain that sends signals around the brain. Serotonin levels have been associated with mood changes and in particular with anxiety and depression. Thinking positively can assist in keeping healthy   Serotonin levels. Positive activity and interaction can also help. So, join a yoga class, take a walk, hit the gym or just turn up your favourite music and dance around your lounge. If your activity involves other people all the better. Humans have always benefitted from being part of a group. You get the satisfaction of belonging, helping others and achieving goals together. The next time you have to do something or go somewhere you are not looking forward to, try to find something good about it (there will be something) and decide to look forward to it. The chances are you probably will enjoy it more.

If you struggle with finding the positives in life, I can help you to do this so that it becomes a natural way of thinking for you. You will have a new way of looking at things and enjoy your life more.




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