Our moods are constantly changing. Sometimes we’re up, while other times, we’re down.
It’s essential to find something to boost your mood whenever you feel stressed out by daily life troubles.
Here are a few activities you can indulge in whenever you need to boost your mood.
1. Read a book
Immerse yourself into a book you haven’t read in a long time. Reading is a great mood booster, but it also improves memory and empathy.
Also, don’t force yourself to read something you don’t enjoy either, like Great Expectations or Hamlet. Pick something that doesn’t remind you of high school English class.
2. Go for a walk
Go outside and get some fresh air. This is great if you’ve been dreading visiting the gym but still want to move your body. Visit your nearest park or hiking trail and take an hour-long walk.
3. Write in your journal.
Journaling is one of my favorite activities. When your thoughts are running, try writing them down in a journal. It should help you tackle any issues you’re currently feeling and process other emotions. It also gives you the opportunity to spill out any negative thoughts and enforce positive self-talk.
Download our free gratitude journal to help you with your practice here
4. Relax outside
Spending time in nature helps boost your endorphin levels and dopamine production. So if you’re looking for a boost, go to the park and take yourself out on a picnic date. Sit and admire the Earth's beauty.
5. Listen to Music
Listening to songs you love is a great way to boost your mood. Research has found that when someone listens to music that gives them chills, it triggers dopamine release in the brain.
So make a playlist of all your favorite songs, and dance to them in your living room. Or listen to them while going for a long relaxing walk.
6. Drink Water
If you feel tense and don’t know why, you may need water. Our bodies are mostly made up of water, and it’s essential to keep yourself hydrated. Drink water between meals, and indulge in some food that also contains a lot of water.
Disclaimer: The information stated in this article is for educational purposes only. The information stated is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease, condition, or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. The desire to make any changes to one's dietary habits or supplementation should be consulted and discussed with a licensed medical professional.