When was the last time you were outside and you
simply reached up and looked upward? Can
you remember? Think about it. If you cannot remember, be sure to do this
if you are feeling ‘blah’ and out of sorts.
Just remember to wear sunscreen and sunglasses and don’t look directly
at the sun!
Here at We Solved It – just like you, we occasionally
need to remind ourselves to do this. It
is in this upward reach and looking upward we can re-center and balance our
You may have heard or read that if you smile, you
can change your mood. This is also
applicable for when you look up and reach upward; you can elevate and escalate
what is going on inside of you just by catering to how you change up the
dynamic of what is going on, on the outside, too. You have the power to make this change just
by this one simple move.
Stretch your arms up toward the sun, look up toward
the sky and breathe in and out. It takes
just a couple seconds – something you can do on a work break very easily. It will reset and recharge you for the
day. You can also add this to your
workout – most people do not stretch enough.
We talk a lot about internal stretching –
stretching of ideas and concepts, stretching of the creative imagination and
exploring. But just like variety is the
spice of life, people get into mood ruts, too.
When was the last time you heard of a mood work
out? Well, here at We Solved It, we have
one of those, too. We adopted the
methods from many actors we happen to know, who take it upon themselves to stay
sharp within their craft and field.
Actors, who do Improv, have to spontaneously respond to what they are
presented and instantaneously take on a new emotion, direction and mood at the
snap of a finger. It is with this
exercise routine, we discovered that doing this helps exercise other muscles
that many of us do not exercise enough.
When was the last time you cried? The good kind – to the point of dry heaving
When was the last time you laughed – for real, from
the gut, out loud?
When was the last time you felt extreme joy – the
kind that makes you jump up and down?
We ask about these three things and stop here,
because we have discovered that most people often feel mad, angry, stressed,
frustrated, jealous/envious and bitter more than they feel the other three
is a problem. This is what we need to
solve in this world. We need to return
to expressing grief to rid ourselves of built up emotional toxins, laughing
every single day and jumping up and down for joy. Not only will this make you happier and healthier, it will make you sick
less often. Did you know this?
just like reaching upward and looking up, there are methods whereby we can
create this, too. But it is about
creating new healthy habits in our lives.
Just like making our bed each day is a habit or pouring that cup of
coffee is a habit, we need to create new habits that incorporate upward
mobility for our spirits.
So take time each day to laugh at yourself, release
grief, and literally jump up and down (though preferably outside, not in
apartment where you will disturb your neighbor below), and take the time to
reach and look up – you just may find yourself smiling more often.
& Tess – We Solved It
for everyday PROBLEMS