Thursday, August 30, 2012

6 Ways to Change Your Attitude Right Now

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6 Ways to Change Your Attitude Right Now

Want to change your attitude quickly? Try one of these six tricks to change your mood right now.

1. Use Your Scents

Aromatherapy is a great mood changer. A scent will often evoke a memory and activate the brain. Choose a pleasant essential oil scent like lavendar, vanilla, lemon or even your favorite perfume or cologne.  Use the scent effortlessly by diffusing it in the air, dab some on your wrists or even wear the scent on you in a necklace.  Adding a scent to a bath is a great way to relax and change your mood as well.

Don't forget that the scent of baked goods or another of your favorite foods might make the shift for you as well. As if you needed a reason to bake some cookies.

2. Relive a Memory

Memories are very powerful and can help you change your attitude quickly. Simply recall your happiest or funniest memory. Run the memory through your mind in slow motion, reliving every moment.

At a loss for which memories to try? Consider the birth of your child(ren), wedding, graduation, or a favorite birthday celebration.

3. Change Your Attitude With Music

Music can compliment our current attitude, amplifying it or change it entirely. Next time you are down don't listen to your sad songs, instead put on a dance track or maybe some reggae (Don't Worry, Be Happy anyone?). The music will move your focus away from your bad attitude and usher in a new fram e of mind. Bonus points for using a song that evokes a happy memory.

4. Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laugh your way to a new attitude. I know, it's hard to even conceive of laughing when you are really upset, angry, frustrated or in the middle of many other negative emotions. ...

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