Hey all! I hope your day has been lovely, and if not, then here are 6 fast and easy ways to improve your mood!
After a long day, sometimes all we want to do is just lay in bed with a pint of ice-cream and watch a movie. Obviously, that’s not the best way to deal with things. So here are some fast, easy and healthy things you can do to improve your mood throughout your day.
The worst thing you can do while feeling bummed is to stay in your room. Step outside and just breathe, look at the sky, take in your surroundings. Removing yourself from whatever is causing you tension. staying in the same environment will just cause you more stress.
I have this really bad habit (that I’m working on), where I will make something yummy to cheer me up…but 10 pounds later, I’ve FINALLY accepted the fact that eating your feelings is no bueno! Exercising can be very beneficial not only for your body but also your mind. Chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin are released while you exercise, thus making you happy! So you improve your mood and tone up! You can hit the treadmill or do some abs and leg exercises in your backyard or bedroom floor works just fine!
-Turn on some music
Music is very powerful. It can take you back to some great memories. I really like to listen to Luke Bryan. It takes me back to my senior year of high school when my friends and I used to drive around the Metro parks with our windows down, so country I know. But listening to an old song can make you feel much better.
-Take a shower/bath
I’m at college and unfortunately don’t have a bathtub in my apartment, tragic I know! But you can either take a nice relaxing bath or a hot shower. There is something about feeling warm water hit your skin like it’s washing away all of the worries from the day. A great way to clear your head and relax for a bit.
-Watch some youtube videos
People usually say to watch a feel-good movie, but I swear by youtube. One of my favorite YouTubers is Shane Dawson. He has great conspiracy videos that I’m obsessed with! You can also watch a documentary. There is a wide variety to choose from! It helps take your mind off of things.
-Write out what you’re thankful for
It’s hard to realize how lucky we are in the middle of our chaotic day, so when you have some free time, get a piece of paper and write out some things you’re thankful for today. You could write about how you’re thankful for your family, friends, job and even things like your car, etc.
In a week, your mood will improve. You will feel much more energized and ready to take on anything the day may bring your way.
Remember to take care of yourself and enjoy life!