This post is a rerun from last February. I was reminded of it this morning when I started smiling during my meditation and I could feel an immediate mood lift. So before the February blues hit, let’s start combating them now.
Despite last week’s mild temperatures and sunshine, I’m battling the February blues in a bad way. This is quite common in Chicago, especially when day after day after day the sky is filled with clouds. Spring can’t come soon enough. I noticed I was feeling blah a few days ago and realized I had felt this way for at least three weeks. The blizzard did me in. I decided I needed to turn my frown upside down. Ironically, the best thing to do when feeling blah is to smile. Yep, it’s an immediate mood booster. When you smile, happy endorphins are released in the brain making you feel, well, happier. Go ahead. Try it. It feels good, right?
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