The Complete Guide to Boosting Your Mood Without Paying a Cent
Mood boosting is a process of improving the emotional state of an individual. Mood boosters can be helpful for those who feel down or need a little pick me up. Mood boosters are things that make people feel happy, energised and content. From foods, to activities, mood boosters can be found everywhere.
There are many mood boosters out there that make us feel happy. One of the best is music – it allows us to connect with others and our feelings by listening to a song that resonates with us. Others include meditation, yoga and various forms of exercise such as running or biking. These all help to provide an outlet for our emotions with a sense of purpose.
Why We Should Start Using Mood Boosters More Often
Why would we need mood boosters? It’s important to understand that bad moods are usually caused by something external, like an argument with a friend or family member, or work-related stress. In such cases, it's easier to do something on your own to get over what's stressing you out rather than waiting for someone else to do something about it. Mood boosters are just some good ways of doing this on your own. There is no fixed set of mood boosters because everyone has different habits and preferences so if you’re struggling with trying to find your own mood booster, ask yourself “when was the last time I felt happy? What was happening at that time?”
Can you recreate a similar moment for you to experience that joy again?
Increase Your Feel Good Vibes with these 7 FREE & Simple Ideas
We don't always have money to burn on expensive things. But when it comes to feeling happy, there are many inexpensive and quick ways our bodies can help us.
Here are 7 FREE and simple ideas to make you happier.
1. Take a deep breath. Sounds silly but taking deep breaths in and out has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels by slowing down our heart rate, relaxing tense muscles and lowering the blood pressure. It will make you feel better almost instantly.
2. Write down what you are grateful for every day. This will help you find the things that make you feel good more often.
3. Spend time outside daily. A lack of exposure to natural light can be a significant cause of depression, while being outside everyday has been proven to increase happiness levels and reduce stress levels, as well as many other benefits such as improved mood, energy and weight loss!
4. Meditate for 10 minutes a day on a regular basis. Meditation is proven to improve mood and reduce anxiety levels. It allows us to slow down our mind and focus on the present leaving us in a much calmer state of mind.
5. Drink herbal tea. When a person experiences mild stress, it can manifest in different ways. Mild physical symptoms that mimic depression or anxiety can often be present. Regardless of whether you are experiencing these issues, herbal teas can help you to de-stress and feel better.
6. Dance like nobody's watching. Dance is a type of exercise that can help you raise your heart rate and work out certain muscle groups. It also has some other benefits: when done regularly, it can help with symptoms of depression and anxiety. It's another way to get away from the monotony of life. Let your body move you!
7. Watch a funny movie or TV show that makes you laugh out loud. We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine before. Smiling can be contagious and the seemingly positive emotions associated with laughter are not wholly erroneous. Give it a try. Start by turning the corners of your mouth up into a smile and then give yourself some time to laugh. It might feel artificial at first but it's worth doing for how good you'll feel after.
About Amber Clarke
Amber is the Founder and Mindset Coach of Miracle Mindset Coaching. She is a Certified Coach, Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Certified Practitioner of Matrix Therapies. She also has previously completed a Master of Communication as well as a Bachelor in Business & Commerce (Marketing). Personally and professionally, she’s always been a people person. Curious and constantly on the hunt for more ways to learn, grow and transform.
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