I was recently watching The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan work his magic on dog after dog. With each canine issue came a simple correction to set the pet’s entire frame of mind from a frenzied fixation to a calm and relaxed state. Caesar’s technique is usually just a quick kick to the hind quarters. It’s nothing that causes the dog any pain, it’s just enough contact to surprise the animal which in turn, quickly changes its pattern of thinking; like a jolt of distraction.
Light bulb moment.
I know that when I’m having a bad day (fixated on any number of negative thoughts), unless I go way out of my way to change it up, things get progressively worse. The more I obsess, the more cranky or hopeless or defeated I feel. Learning different ways to snap myself out of my funk(s) with minimal time and/or effort has made all the difference in changing my bad moods to better ones.
Here are 10 quick and easy tricks I’ve tried—that you can try too—to simulate a swift, distracting, kick in the behind and serve as the diversion necessary to change your perspective and swing your mood from crappy to happy (or at least happier):
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