Instant Mood-Boosting Tips
A stressful week at work, a disagreement with a loved one, or just an overall bad day, sometimes life just leaves us in a terrible mood. Sometimes there is no tangible reason for why you’re feeling down in the dumps, and it happens to the best of us. There are a few quick and really easy things that you could do to help your boost your mood on days when you aren’t feeling your best. Here are some instant mood-boosting tips!
Look Great. Feel Great
This cliché statement actually has some truth behind it. Investing some time and effort in the way you look can make you feel more confident. It may even give you the self-esteem you need to tackle whatever lies ahead. Taking out some time to pamper yourself, even in the smallest way, like a refreshing face mask, which includes charcoal for men's skin, will give you the feeling of a much-needed break or breather. Consider your hands in your pampering routing, use a walnut hand and foot scrub along with a hand repair lotion.
Sometimes even focusing on something as mundane and routine as shaving can shift your focus of whatever is making you feel so negative, and bring you back to focusing on yourself. Try our shaving cream and shaving brush and check out our guide to a perfect shave. If you have a beard and want to keep it, check out our cedarwood beard conditioner if you have a long beard or cool mustache style. Look into the rest of our premium grooming products.
Do a good deed
Doing something for somebody else will always put you in great spirits. Write a thank you card. Donate some of those clothes that have been sitting in your closet with the tags still on them. Or better yet, donate some of your time to an organization that you really believe in. I guarantee you that putting a smile on someone else’s face will instantly put a smile on yours.
Exercise your way to a better mood
It’s been scientifically proven that physical activity releases endorphins, the “feel-good hormone”. So this means that as you exert yourself physically you are literally sending get happy signals to your brain. If you don’t have the time to hit the gym for a workout, a simple as a ten-minute walk could do the trick. Don’t forget to wash your face if you are going to be exercising in the middle of the work day!
Flip through an old photo album
Or in this day and age look through old Facebook pictures. Looking at familiar faces or re-visiting some of your favorite memories will bring you feelings of comfort and happiness, both of which will definitely lift your mood.
Listen to your favorite music
Healthline News suggests that "New research shows that even sad music can lift your mood, while other studies suggest music can boost happiness and reduce anxiety." Additionally, the article claims that "A 2013 study in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that people who listened to upbeat music could improve their moods and boost their happiness in just two weeks. For more detailed information on how music can be therapeutic, visit the music instruments center.
Laugh Out Loud
It could be watching some funny baby animals on Youtube. Possibly from grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend that always makes you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine for any bad mood. Similar to exercise, laughing out loud and frequently also releases endorphins and will perk up your day almost right away.
Don’t forget to breathe
I know that when I am running around from work to dinner to home. I'm constantly texting or emailing just to catch up, I often forget to just stop and breathe. It sounds so simple. But we all don’t realize how important it is to just stop for a few seconds and take a deep breath. Do it a few times a day, and you’ll realize how something so simple can easily brighten up your day.