It happens to the best of us. Something in our day takes us off guard and suddenly our usual cheerful demeanor plummets. Or maybe nothing happened per se, but we woke up in a funk and now we can’t quite seem to shake it!
The good news? Bad moods don’t have to last long – in fact simply turning your attention to thoughts of gratitude or appreciation can turn that frown upside down almost instantly. Since nobody loves to be in a bad mood (except maybe the Grinch) we’ve put together a list of our top five mood busters to instantly boost your mood.
Add Orange or Yellow Flowers
Fresh flowers are notorious for immediate pick me ups for a variety of eco-loving reasons, but buy ones in a cheery shade like yellow or orange scientifically soothes the soul. Color therapy has long proven that orange helps us feel energized and invigorated, chasing away depression and awakening creativity. Yellow is known to improve mood, concentration and combat fear! It’s also one of the sweetest smelling ways to instantly boost your mood!
Feeling blue, low energy and just flat out cranky? You may be dehydrated! Studies show that people who are even slightly dehydrated suffer from fatigue, moodiness and overall brain fog. Chug a bottle of water to instantly boost your mood! Better yet, keep a bottle on you at all times to make sure you don’t forget your 8 glasses a day. It keeps the moodiness away!
The body was meant to move and if you’ve been staring at the screen or sitting in a chair all day, it’s no wonder you’ve got the moody blues! Did you know that most successful CEO’s make sure they take walking breaks every day? It enhances creativity, productivity and improves your mood instantly. It only takes ten minutes of exercise to chase away the grumps! Also just ten minutes of walking per day significantly enhances your immune system! Lace up those sneaks and hit the pavement!
Should be a no-brainer, right? When you’re feeling down – just laugh. But when you’re stuck in the foulest mood known to man, laughing is the last thing you feel like doing. That’s why we have Youtube! Simply search for funny videos and if you like what you see – don’t forget to subscribe! This way, you have a laugh list already waiting for you and your next bad mood.
Make A Gratitude List
Sometimes all it takes to cheer us up is a little bit of perspective. Sure, you may be cranky – but things could be a whole lot worse. In fact, you’re one lucky duck after all – because there’s always something to be grateful for. If you’re feeling down in the dumps and want to instantly boost your mood, write a short but specific list of what you’re grateful for and why. For example, if you’re grateful for your husband, write down a few qualities about him that adds to your never-ending gratitude for him. You’ll notice once you’re finished with the list how great you feel about all that you have!
Are we missing any must-have ways to instantly boost your mood! Let us know in the comments below.