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3 Steps to a Brighter Day

It's easy to put yourself in a funk or emotional space that works against you. When this happens to me, I do three things:

1. I acknowledge my feelings. I don't sugarcoat them—I take full responsibility for how I’m feeling at that moment.

2. I decide to do something about it. It’s a well-known, well-researched fact: Exercising gives your mood a boost. I work out to get more oxygen in my system and to stimulate my brain. I may take a walk, ride my bike—whatever. I know, though, that 10 minutes will make a difference.

3. I engage my soul. Gratitude is fuel for the soul, and it’s the ultimate emotional tonic for sustained wellbeing. So when I’m feeling down, I think of things I’m deeply grateful for: I am so very thankful for this wonderful day, this moment right now. I am truly blessed by the love I receive from my family, friends and co-workers.

I hope you can feel the appreciation and love I am transmitting to you, wherever you are.

Today is your day—make it a great one!

Kym Yancey is CEO and Co-founder of Live Happy. 

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