10 High Impact Mood Boosters
We all have those days when nothing sounds more appealing than hiding under the duvet all day long and our mood could do with a little boost. Some days do call for a restful duvet day though and sometimes they can be exactly what you need, but let’s face it, it’s not very often that we can indulge ourselves with one of those.
More often than not, time and budget aren’t on our side to allow us to go to a spa or on a mega shopping trip to get us out of a funk. However, there are some really quick and budget-friendly ways to give our moods a boost that can still have a high impact.
Of course, we’re all different, not all of these ideas are going to work for everyone. There are times when time in your own company to work through your emotions is the only medicine to soothe any negativity.
If you’re in a bit of a funk and want to shift your mindset to a more positive space, try these quick actionable ideas that can have a high impact on your mood for the better.
Put on your favourite makeup or clothing
I always feel great after making a bit of an effort with my appearance and find that it really makes a difference to how I feel. Whether it’s putting on a new scarf, shoes or lipstick, wear it with pride and own it!
Connect with friends and loved ones
Whether you love or hate technology, it’s the fastest and easiest way to connect with your loved ones. Making contact with those dearest to you is an easy mood booster, especially when you start discussing upcoming events or start laughing over old memories.
Get some fresh air
Going outside and taking a break from it all is a wonderful way to clear your mind, especially during a work day. Taking a breather from whatever has put a grey cloud over your head will hopefully help perk you up and turn your attention to brighter happier things.
Make yourself a hot drink
We’re obsessed with our tea in the UK and when there is a moment of crisis the first port of call is the trusty kettle. Drinking something like green tea will help you feel more alert or if tea isn’t your jam you could try a cup of coffee or a comforting mug of hot chocolate instead.
Make a ‘love list’
A really simple way to boost your mood when you’re feeling down is making a list of things that you love. Being reminded of the things that make you happy is a sure way to put a smile on your face.
Your bank balance may not forgive you, but there is something instantaneously happy about treating yourself to something off your mega wish list. it doesn’t have to be expensive either, just something small like a bunch of flowers to brighten up your day.
Revisit your favourite memories
Its that thing again of being reminded of happier times from the past. Looking back at old memories and experiences that filled your heart with laughter is a really effective way to make you feel great.
Play your favourite tunes
I don’t know about you, but listening to my favourite tracks always brings a smile to my face and if it has a good beat, you will often find me dancing around my kitchen sporting my best air guitar…not to be ever seen in public!
Eat some chocolate
The antioxidants found in dark chocolate have been in the news recently for the positive impact that they can have on your health, but chocolate is also great for your mood too. Dark chocolate can potentially stimulate the release of serotonin in the brain, the body’s natural happy pill.
Laugh for the sheer hell of it
They do say that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, it’s something that you can do anywhere and is an immediate mood changer.
When I’m feeling down in the dumps I like to try some of these ideas out. The ones that work best for me are being reminded of happy memories by looking at old photographs on my phone, connecting with friends and family or writing a love list.
Sure a spa day or a breakaway would definitely get me out of a funk, but I think my bank balance would appreciate these more budget-friendly high impact mod boosters.
I will be covering a lot about mindset shifts and how to give your wellbeing a boost in my upcoming Self Care Bliss Master Class. In this 90-minute power packed masterclass will be arming you with the tools to beat the overwhelm and create a solid realistic self care routine that works for you. I hope you can join me on 10th July at 7.30PM. You can check out the details and reserve your space here.
As always I’d love to know what you think in the comments below. What simple ideas do you have up your sleeves to help give your mood a boost?