The other day I sent my wife this text message: I feel good, I feel fine, I feel this way all the time. The quote once hung in our shower and I read it every morning. This helped me get through some tough times. It works, especially when you put on a smile. It's the best weapon I know to defeat all the negativity in the world. If you're struggling to put on a happy face, here are some ideas to consider:
- Eat more protein. This is necessary to increase serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain which positively influence your mood.
- Exercise. I'm talking about pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion. Seek out the "runner's high." This also triggers increased serotonin in your brain.
- Take a walk in the sunshine. It's another mood enhancer.
- Think happy thoughts. It works. I don't really know why but when I think about happy memories I really do feel good, I really do feel fine and I pretty much feel that way all the time.