#BeatBlueMonday Survival Tips
1. Use positive language
Being positive has a lot to do with the language that you use. If the language you use is mainly negative, this can have an adverse impact on you and those around you.
2. Count your blessings
Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.
3. Look for little ways to help others
When we’re kind to people we know it strengthens our connections with them and provides a source of support . Research shows that being kind to others increases our own levels of happiness as well as theirs. What goes around comes around.
4. Surround yourself with positive people
You are only as good as the company you keep. If you are around gloomy people there is a chance your smile might fade too. Surround yourself with supportive friends with positive outlooks.
5. Smile and laugh
A test to show you how smiling keeps you positive is to smile, and then try to think of something negative, but keep trying to smile. People are attracted to other people who smile. We’re compelled to spend more time around someone who smiles and to share in the feel-good chemicals their smile induces in us. Smiles are contagious, which means you can increase the happiness of others around you.