Here Are 11 Ways To Boost Your Mood Instantly
1. A temporary state of mind or feeling
1 | Make A Phone Call
You could call a friend or family member or even a warm line. Communicate authentically and you’ll have a better chance of improving your mood.
It’s tempting to just sit in front the TV for hours, we’ve all had our share of it.
Being vulnerable is a powerful tool.
Sometimes we don’t feel like sharing with anyone we know personally.
If that’s the case, here are some trusted numbers to connect with someone safe that you don’t know personally.
We all need a little emotional First Aid every now and then.
2 | Go On A Walk
Going on a walk can boost your mood instantly and is more effective than chugging coffee when it comes to providing energy.
Walking can spark creativity, reduce stress, improve sleeping, thinking, productivity and help prevent illnesses.
That’s a lot of benefits coming from something as simple as walking.
3 | Visit A Pet Store
Hanging out with animals decreases cortisol (the stress hormone).
Animals help reduce anxiety, depression and can make us feel less isolated.
If you’re feeling too sluggish to physically go to the pet store; try looking up pictures or videos of baby animals.
Just looking at cute pictures can improve our focus and spark our nurturing nature.
There is no doubt a short-term burst of happiness
4 | Connect With Someone Who’s “Been There”
Empathy is a powerful feeling. Studies have shown that people perform better when they are in an empathetic environment.
People are more likely to be engaged and feel a sense of belonging.
You could reach out to someone you know that has been there, or not…
Connection is part of our DNA and many experts argue that it’s just as important as food, water, and warmth.
Empathy is the ability to sense, understand, and relate to the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of others.
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Another amazing place to connect. ACOA changed my life. I know that many others feel the same admiration for this program. There are thousands of groups.
If you don’t like one, try another!
They have guidelines so you feel safe. You never have to turn on a camera or mic, or talk at all. I sometimes just join to listen to others.
Don’t be turned off if you’re not from an alcoholic family; alcohol aside, there are tons of people that are just as welcome as anyone else.
“Mood has to be controlled.
Otherwise, it’s your master.”
5 | Drink Water
Your body is roughly 60-80% water, don’t gloss over the importance of it.
Water helps with;
- Transporting nutrients
- Maintaining body temp
- Producing saliva
Being hydrated improves
- Improves moods
- Makes us feel energized
- Less tense
- More alert
6 | Browse Hypothetical Vacation Destinations
It can spark inspiration to look through places you want to visit and imagine the things you want to experience.
Sometimes I think planning vacations is more fun than actually experiencing them.
- Browse amazing hotels
- Fantasize about lavish cruises
- Watch travel youtubers show you around cool places
- Read reviews
- Look through plane tickets
- Peek at all the Air BNB options that exist
the options are really limitless.
7 | Shop
Shopping releases dopamine which means you can easily get a short burst of euphoria using retail therapy.
It may not be the best way to hijack your reward system, but it’s certainly not the worst!
You could use Pinterest, Amazon, or plenty of other apps and website if you don’t feel like physically going anywhere. It’s always fun to anticipate the arrival or your goodies!
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8 | Do A Quick Chore
Doing housework not only gives you strength and exercise but it increases attentiveness and can even improve memory.
I would encourage you to not think about cleaning the ENTIRE house, but just picking a single chore to complete.
You will more than likely feel accomplished and more relaxed afterwards.
clean = calm
9 | Read Motivational Quotes
Quotes can boost your mood instantly. You can gain knowledge and inspiration in just a few short words.
“We read to know we’re not alone.” ― William Nicholson
10 | Download An App
You could download a mindless game or an app to strategically improve your productivity.
There are endless options and it can be a good distraction from everyday worries.
11 | Take A Supplement
Supplements are a pretty easy way to boost your mood. Vitamin B12 and Folate are suggested for improving mood and symptoms of depression.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also commonly considered for mood support.
“We would decide that my mood is my top priority.
I´m going to wear it as the badge I was born to wear.
My mood is going to be evident to everyone.
And the mood that I wish to impart,
the mood that I wish to share,
the mood that I wish to inspire,
is the mood of positive expectation for me, and all that I see.”
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