Alternative therapy can have many great benefits on the body. Many different therapies can be amazingly helpful for people suffering from chronic pain. There are therapies that help with migraines, some that help with battling cancer, and some that can help fight things like impotence.
One thing that many people may not think about when it comes to alternative therapy is what it can do for your mental health. People that suffer from depression and other mood disorders can often greatly benefit from all sorts of alternative therapy types. Even if you simply want to lift your mood on a bad day, look to these therapies for a boost in your happiness factor.
Light therapy is most often used to help people suffering from SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is an illness that most commonly happens in the winter time when people spend less time outside in the sun. While in this therapy a box emitting a light similar to the sun is used, getting light in your life in general can help increase your mood.
Open your shades and let the light shine in from outside on days when you are feeling in a bad mood. Just that little bit of sunshine can make a huge difference in your life.
Whether it’s stress that has you in a bad mood, and you just need to relax, or you are just having a bad day that you just can’t explain, taking some time out for meditation can make all the difference in the world. If you take a little bit of time to do some research on YouTube for meditation videos, preferably guided ones, you can find something for any issue you’re having that is putting you in a bad mood.
Yoga can truly bring happiness to the lives of people that practice these poses on a daily basis. Starting your day with yoga is like starting your day with meditation; it allows you to begin things on a good note, with a clear mind and soul. You can find peace, enlightenment, and happiness through yoga, so why not fit it into your lifestyle each day.
Affirmations are positive statements that create intention for your day or your mood. “I am driven and I am a success” is a great affirmation for someone looking for fulfillment and happiness in their work life. “I find happiness in myself and smile always” is a great affirmation for creating a happy life and atmosphere around you.
If you are having a hard time getting happy, even with these alternative tricks, one last thing to try is faking a smile until it becomes real. Smiles are contagious, and you can even make yourself smile, for real.
Originally posted on June 22, 2016 @ 4:51 pm