“Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not. Thus the sovereign path to cheerfulness, if our cheerfulness is lost, is to sit up cheerfully and to act and to speak as if cheerfulness were already there.” ~ William James.
When we are feeling down we can improve our mood with our actions.
Sometimes we need to do exactly the opposite of what our mood tells us to do.
Getting up and going on, smiling, can be exactly what we need, even when we feel least like it and it’s really, really hard.
Our confidence levels can be increased by using confident body language.
Exercising when we feel like curling up in a ball and avoiding the world can help us make better decisions and elevate our mood.
Attitude impacts our emotions.
We have 100% control over attitude. We can take action that will improve our mood.
It is a choice. And no it’s not always easy.
We can choose to not be impacted by negativity and we can choose to be happy despite our circumstances.