If you’re feeling a bit off your game, no worries! I’ve got the best list of lifesaving tips to lift your bad mood, FAST! Like in less than a minute kind of fast. Skeptical? I was too until I tried them! Now it’s your turn to try these and see!
Suffering from a bad mood? No problem! Check out these 12 easy tips to lift your bad mood and make your day into something special in no time at all!
Diffuse Lavender And Orange Essential Oils.
These oils have been shown to help with anxiety and to promote calmness and positivity. Or, sniff a lemon! That fresh scent will help you think of all kinds of happy thoughts!
Eat A Healthy Snack.
A handful of nuts or a square of dark chocolate will send endorphins flooding into your brain and lift your mood fast.
Get Some Sunshine!
Go outside and get some Vitamin D production going! Studies have shown that people who have significant exposure to light have less depression, fewer sleep problems and are even more productive. If you can’t make it outside, go and look out of a window. Even gazing at nature from a sunny window can help improve your mood substantially!
Go For A Walk While You’re At It!
Even walking around the block will help to lift your heart rate and energy levels. Raining outside? No matter, grab an umbrella, and maybe a friend!
Close Your Eyes And Focus On Your Breath.
Breathe in and out deeply three times. Focused breathing lowers your blood pressure and calms the mind. Breathing isn’t just for yoga, you know. In fact, there is an advanced technique you can use to get even better results.
Here’s an advanced technique:
If you’re feeling nervous before an interview or presentation, go into the stairwell or the restroom. Breathing in, open your arms wide, breathing out give yourself a big hug. It’s almost impossible to do this without smiling.
Shoulder Shrug That Bad Mood Away.
Literally, lift your shoulders up to your ears and then let them drop. Do this three times and feel the tension ebb away. It’s easy to hold onto a lot of tension and stress without realizing it. Lift your shoulders, lift your mood! You might be surprised by how well this works.
Smile and make eye contact with a colleague or the guy in the coffee shop or the person serving you at the deli. The physical act of using your smile-muscles can genuinely make you feel happy. And it’s contagious. Chances are you’ll make them smile too and improve their day.
Strike A Pose.
Stand up straight, lift your head and throw your shoulders back. Adopt a Wonder Woman or Superman pose and feel the change in your energy. This is like forcing your body into a position that you would only do if you were in a better mood. The goal is almost to trick your mind into being in a good mood.
A Cup Of Tea Or Coffee Will Instantly Lift Your Mood.
You probably know that caffeine is a stimulant, but even low or no caffeine hot drinks will give you a boost or calm you down whether it’s chamomile or green tea, a chai latte or hot water and lemon.
Listen To Music That You Love.
You can choose custom mood music, or play your old favorites. Music has been shown to have a powerful effect on mood. Of course, this depends on the music. You will want to listen to some of your favorite songs that are more upbeat. Listening to depressing songs will result in amplified negative feelings. But upbeat music will have a positive result.
Hug It Right On Up.
Probably not with your boss, but a family member or friend would love to give you the instant comfort of an embrace. The power of a simple interaction with another human being could have a great effect on your mood.
Affirm Your Awesomeness.
Get to a mirror, look yourself in the eye, and begin the affirmations! Hearing your voice out loud, declaring your awesomeness and all the wonderful things you are will change your mood… SO. FAST.
Need some affirmation ideas? Check out our affirmation series here on the blog, YouTube, OR get them sent to you via email. Operation good mood is in full effect friends!
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