How to improve your mood in 15 minutes
Are you in a bad mood? Are you so sad that even a shining sun and lots of free time cannot help you to alleviate your mood? Well, it happens, and because of the hormones, women may experience it even more often. However, there are quick ways that can be quite helpful and you don’t need much time to change your mood. You need just about fifteen minutes to be energetic and joyful again. It even helps when you have lots of work or if there are some problems to deal with. So read the article and try them out!
Theoretically, it may be the last thing you feel like doing now, but you’ll not regret it. You just need to force yourself to begin and then you will love it. Why is it so beneficial? Whether it is working out in the gym, walking or running, it helps you to remove the tension and get rid of negative emotions. After you finish the exercise, you are full of energy and free of anger, stress or fury. If the weather is really bad and you don’t want to do it at home then maybe clean your room? It will look fresh and neat so it will be pure pleasure to sit in such a room!
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Many types of research have been conducted on the beneficial impact of hugging. And it turns out that even a 20-second hug increases the level of oxytocin so much that you are immediately in a better mood! Also, famous psychotherapists, such as Terri Orbuch, would tell you the same! So when you feel depressed, hug your partner and spend some intimate moments with him. Your stress and sadness will literally evaporate, and you will be able to come back to your work with a new dose of energy!
Researchers have discovered that you can just pretend to smile and your brain will interpret it as a sign of happiness! You can deceive your body that easily and improve your mood! When you are depressed, search for any things that can make you laugh. It can be some funny movies on YouTube too. Honest laughter is even more beneficial, as 1-minute of it enables you to be relaxed for 45 minutes! It is mostly due to the ‘happiness hormones’ that make you happier.
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Play with your pets
No matter what animals you have at home, it is really beneficial when you hug and play with them! Try to teach some fun tricks to your cat or dog or even make a video where they play main roles. Make it with music and special effects, and you won’t be able to stop laughing! Your family or friends can be busy and may not have time to spend some time with you, but your pet is always eager to play, run and sit on your lap. After such an amusing activity you will no longer remember about a bad mood.
Eat something you like
Eating is one of the biggest pleasure that we can indulge. And eating something that you really like can improve your mood in just a few seconds. When you are in a bad mood, you lose your appetite, and in consequence, you feel exhausted and drained because of hunger and lack of nutritious substances. That’s why it’s good to always keep some delicious but also healthy snacks in your kitchen. If you like sweets, then it can be a pack of dried bananas, and if you don’t mind ‘less sweet’ snacks, then bittersweet chocolate is a great option as it contains flavonoids that stimulate blood circulation.
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Have a bath
Hot bath with candles and aromatic oils? This is a perfect idea which will alleviate your mood and relax your whole body! If you’ve had a bad day, then lying in a bath full of hot water and foam seems like a dream! Just don’t let your family distract yourself so that you could enjoy this pleasant moment for a couple of minutes. After the bath, you can try out some manicure or peeling. The mere thought that you will look more neat and attractive can give you additional energy.
Look at your photos
Even if you rarely travel then you must have some other photos in which you look happy and carefree. Whenever you are in a bad mood search for the album with your photos. They can be from your childhood, school or from some exotic journeys. The goal is to make you smile and reminiscing the good memories are quite good at that! You can look at them while watching a quiz show or some comedy. British research shows that looking at photos that show the happiest moments of your life is more effective to improve your mood than sweets or a glass of wine.
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Listen to your favourite music
Everyone likes music. We just have a different taste so your mum may like classical music and you prefer pop or reggae. One thing is obvious; your favorite music can change your mood for the better! It can be any type of music, though metal or rock music can be less effective than energetic and optimistic ones. Don’t hesitate to sing and dance too! You can really have a good time, whether you enjoy that alone or with your friends.
Make someone happy
Sometimes to change your mood for the better, it’s easier to change someone else’s one first. And it can also be easily achieved. Make tea for your mum or help your neighbor with the cleaning. Give your partner a small gift, send some funny message to your friends or smile to the stranger. There may be numerous ideas to make others happy. They will appreciate your favors and help, so in consequence, your self-esteem will be higher, and you will feel needed and much more joyful.
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