Fun recipes from the blues of

The mood is not very good? Clinical psychologist Michelle Lezhuayo lists simple techniques and gives fun recipes from the blues that will not give up and achieve wellness. With a stable effect.


We have a good mood when the two hemispheres of our brain is well informed and when we use the same one and the other. If you are used to apply in the first place to his left hemisphere (responsible for logic, analysis, auditory memory, language), pay more attention to art, creativity, social interaction, adventure, humor, intuition and other abilities of the right hemisphere - and vice versa.

Limit the use of paracetamol

Of course, if you do not feel really bad because the pain - it's not what we need for a good mood. In all other cases, remember that this is a very useful analgesic and also anti & shy; euphoric agent.

In other words, the body and mind anesthesia causes a feeling of indifference and makes us less susceptible to negative emotions but also to the positive too!

EAT gherkins

Psychology is born in the gut, so take care of it. Modern studies on feeding behavior, suggest that this "second brain" to some extent directs our emotions and affects mood.

For example, a recent study showed that of 700 American students are those who regularly ate sauerkraut, gherkins (or pickles) and yogurt, were less timid and less prone to phobias and stress than others.

Learn to play the bells

In the center of the brain there is a small ball, which oscillates in all directions tab bells, amygdala body. Zone emotion surrounds the crust - the zone of reason. The relationship between the amygdala and cortex varies according to age: young people with their hyperactive amygdala are more impulsive than the wise old man with a developed cortex, whose work more rationally zone.

Studies have shown that when the amygdala works, bark disabled. We can not simultaneously be impulsive and think. When things go awry, stop and return to regain control of the brain. On the contrary, experiencing a pleasant moment, stop and contemplate surrender to pleasure.


Psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we become adults, when abandon infantile notions of "all or nothing", which plunge us into a depression.

To increase the flexibility and freedom to be:

1. Avoid global thinking ( "I'm a loser").

2. Learning to think multi-dimensionally ( "I'm a loser in one area, and thus the winner of the other").

3. Go on an invariant ( "I never did not work") for flexible reasoning ( "I am able to change depending on the circumstances and the time"), by the nature of the diagnosis ( "I am by nature a sad") to the diagnosis of Conduct ( " in certain situations, I'm sad "), by irreversibility (" I am with my weaknesses, it does not get out ") the possibility of changes (" at any age, you can learn something, too, and in my ").

Encourages the emotions that are struggling with melancholy

American psychologist Leslie Kirby identified eight emotions, helping to avoid the blues: curiosity, pride, hope, happiness, gratitude, surprise, motivation and satisfaction.

Learn to recognize them, to experience and to remember them. You can even organize themselves specifically appropriate to the situation, to fully experience these feelings. Experiencing a pleasant moment, stop to reflect and finally surrender to pleasure!

ACTIVATE mirror neurons

These neurons, neuroscientist Giacomo Rizzolatti open, responsible for imitation and empathy, and make us feel the influence of others. If we are surrounded by smiling people telling us nice things, we perforce activate mirror neurons good mood.

The opposite effect happens when we begin to listen to depressing music, surrounded by people with grim faces. In moments the spirit of decadence view photos of those we love, guarantees the charge of good mood. At the same time you stimulate both force attachment and mirror neurons.

Listen to Mozart

The music used as a "complementary therapy" reduces post-operative pain, helps to recover faster and, of course, improves mood. One of the most joyful composers - Mozart, and most antidepressant work - "Sonata for two pianos K 448". Mozart is particularly indicated for premature babies, as it works to protect neurons from stress and enhance their growth.

Other options: "Italian Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach and "Concerto Grosso" Arcangelo Corelli (listen for 50 minutes every night for at least a month). Heavy metal is also good for the mood of teenagers, although it is more stimulating, but not fun.


Alone with him, we first think about the failures, mistakes, failures, and not that successful. Reverse this trend: take a notebook, divide their lives into segments of 10 years and for each find the achievement of the decade. Then, determine your strengths in different areas (in love, work, friendships, hobbies, family). Remember little fun decorating your day and write them down.

If you do not come to mind, make it a rule to wear a notebook with you to record such things. Over time you will learn how to identify them.

BE madman!

Get out of the chair. Do not miss the chance to express themselves, to laugh, to be indignant, to change the view. Surprise yourself and loved ones. Do not hide their preferences, interests, over which others laugh. You'll be a little explosive and unpredictable, but so much the better: it is uplifting!