I’m not really and if I was this morning I would get a picture of Robin van Persie and stick pins into it! These suggestions courtesy of Inc Magazine may be more practical!
Try some of these therapies!
1. Smile at strangers.
Step away from your stressful environment for a 20-minute walk. Smile at the people you meet along the way. You will more than make up for the time with your increased productivity levels when you return.
2. Bust a move.
Put on some great dance music and have a little 5-minute party! That’s right, just dance. You don’t even need a partner!
3. Fire up the YouTube.
Find a favorite funny video on YouTube and take a laughter break. Cute cat videos have been shown to help as well. (Not kidding.)
4. Talk to yourself.
This sounds nuts, but take a cue from old-school motivational speakers and books: Pace around the room reciting empowering affirmations in a positive, confident tone of voice and great posture.
5. Belt it out.
Sing to your animals or children–just be silly and let them in on the fun!
6. Get physical.
Do a series of jumping jacks with a big smile on your face. (Bonus: 100 jumping jacks is said to burn 100 calories. Have a snack!)
7. Dial a friend.
Pick up the phone and cheer up someone’s day with an “I love you!”
8. Hoot and holler.
Just let out a simple “woo-hoo!” and think about a goal or future event that really charges you up.
9. Do a Julie Andrews.
Think of one or two things that you are deeply grateful for and allow the thoughts to bring a smile of gratitude to your face. (You should think of a few of your favorite things several times a day anyway!)