5 Easy Tips to Boost Your Mood

It is my belief that the key to living a long, happy life is the amount of emphasis that you place on the “happy” part. If you have a tendency of being a positive, optimistic person you will be more likely to enjoy the life that you live.

Of course, that is easier said than done. Sometimes you just don’t feel like being happy. While it is normal to feel sad or angry, being constantly sad or constantly angry can mess with your head.

So let’s take a look at some of the things that you can do to boost your mood when you are having a bad day

1. Clear Your Desk and Make Your Bed

   This is a great way to physically wipe the slate clean. Did you just get      some bad news at work? Clean your desk of its clutter and start new. It is a  great physical image and action. Also, you will probably find some things  that you were looking for.

The same goes with your bed. At the end of the day, when you walk into  your room and see nice, clean sheets, it feels good. There is a sense of calm  in a room with a clean, made-up bed. It also helps you transition into  having a good night’s sleep.

2. Dance

   I’m serious. Turn some music on and do a little dance to your favorite    song. You will feel silly, but the movement of dancing and the sound of the  music will elevate your mood. It’s like a natural anti-depressant.

3. Meditate

    Meditation is a great stress reliever. It will also help you reflect on your  day and help you see perspective. That (in turn) will help you be more  grateful about what you have in your life. Gratitude is one of the keys to  living a happy life.

4. Do Something Nice for Someone

    One of the things that always makes me feel better is to do a good deed. It  can be anything from making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the  homeless man that you see on your way to work, volunteering your time at  a humane society, or saying thank you to a coworker who merits it (and  doesn’t see the recognition that he or she deserves). Good deeds do  wonders for your self-esteem and outlook.

5. Spend Some Time With Your Pets

Spending quality time with your pet (whether it is a dog, cat, hamster,  rabbit, or even your aquarium) is a natural mood elevator. The act of  petting an animal helps relieve stress. Even listening to the water filter of  an aquarium while you watch your fish elegantly swim around will help  elevate your mood and bring some peace to your day.


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J. Bernardo

"Joy Bernardo – writer, student for life, daughter, friend, artist, nerd, movie lover, avid coffee drinker, obsessive reader, and girl. Her list of accomplishments include receiving her college degree, following her passion, finding love, and finding her purpose in life. You can find out more about her at joybernardo.com".