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How To Be Less Emotional If Your Team Lost In World Cup

How To Be Less Emotional If Your Team Lost In World Cup

Your team just lost in World Cup.  You are devastated.  Now what?  Here is a list that will help you be less emotional after your team lost in World Cup.

1. Smile

This may sound ridiculous and you may wonder how is it even possible to smile after your team lost in World Cup, but just do it.  When you smile, endorphin’s are released, which are a natural pain reliever and known to reduce stress.  Even if you fake a smile, if the muscles in your face move like you are smiling, your brain will think you are smiling and release those endorphin’s.  You should give it a try.

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2. Take Deep Breathes Through Your Nose

Nitric oxide is a chemical found in the back of your nose used to open up blood vessels.  When these blood vessels open, your lungs get a surge of oxygen.  When your lungs get a surge of oxygen you instantly feel happier.  Does it get any easier than this?  Take very large deep breathes through your nose.  You will get that surge of oxygen and will instantly feel better.

3. Watch A Funny Movie

Think back to when you were watching a movie and could not stop laughing.  If your team lost in World Cup you need to change your emotions quickly, and you can do this by watching a funny movie.  For example if you like vintage movies try “Blazing Saddles” or “Airplane”.  If you are in the younger crowd try “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” or “Borat”.  If you do not have access to a movie, try searching YouTube for “funny fails” and watch some of these.  You will be laughing in no time.

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4. Take A Walk At The Park

If your team lost in World Cup, get out of your house and take a walk in the park.  Enjoy some peace and tranquility of nature.  If you want to take it to the next level, observe everything during your walk in detail by activating your five senses.  This will put you in the present, and your mind will be at ease without any thoughts of what happened in the past.

5. Work In Your Garden

Go outside and work in your garden.  Your body will reduce the release of the stress hormone cortisol because gardening combines exercise, creativity,  and the serenity of working in nature.  Another added benefit of gardening is you get to work with your hands, and happiness is a side effect of working with your hands.  Reducing stress and adding happiness will ease any pain that reminds you that your team lost in World Cup.

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6. Read A Book

A good way to calm your mind is to read a book.  But only if you enjoy reading.  By reading you will be taking your mind away from the fact that your team lost in World Cup.  Make sure you read about subjects that are upbeat, positive, and maybe even funny.

7. Exercise

Most people will tell you if you are feeling emotional, or have any kind of stress, the best thing you can do is exercise.  It only takes five minutes to start feeling the benefits from exercising and you will feel great!  You don’t have to push yourself to the limit either because low to moderate exercise is best for reducing stress and raising your emotions.

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You were devastated that your team lost in World Cup.  If you follow these suggestions you will be less emotional and more happy.  It is amazing how quickly your emotions can change.  Even if you try two or three of these techniques, the changes will be very noticeable and you will feel great.  Remember these suggestions and use them anytime you need to add a little happiness to your life.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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