With all the crises going on around the world, it's natural to feel down sometimes. Because you can choose to feel better, despite what is happening around you, we are going to give you 8 ways to lift your mood.
Let's go over some of those mood lifters now.
- USE A GRATITUDE LIST!
Write down or speak out loud things that you are grateful for. “When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.” Once we appreciate everything we have, the law of attraction will bring even more abundance to us. " Tony Robbins
- GET MOVING!
A fast way to revive yourself, especially on a tough day, is to get some exercise. Whether it's yoga, walking or kickboxing, it will be effective in alleviating mild to moderate despair. Do it daily for two weeks and see how much better you feel.
- LAUGH MORE!
We tend to take ourselves and life a little too seriously. Keep things in perspective. Very little is truly Earth shattering. Cheer yourself up by watching something you find funny. Studies show that laughter decreases the stress response.
- LISTEN TO MUSIC!
Many studies have shown that listening to music can actively improve our moods. Some of the music and songs can instantly make you feel happier. Sound has been used for thousands of years in various cultures to promote healing. Your brain waves will match the frequency of the music. Try calming piano, Himalayan singing bowls or perhaps uplifting rock. Find your unique sound. Mindbodygreen.com
- EAT COMFORT FOOD!
When you’re feeling down, food is a great choice. You can always go to the quick fix but maybe try something with a bit more consciousness. Prepare something special for yourself. Maybe cooking your favorite meal or baking your favorite dessert.
- INHALE A PLEASANT SMELL!
A recent study shows that “the quickest way to change somebody’s mood or behavior state is with smell”. Our sense of smell may have a more powerful effect than you think. Scents have the added benefit of not only boosting your mood, but certain ones can also boost your productivity or relieve stress and tension.
- BREATHE DEEPLY!
Recently, mindful breathing is having a moment. That's because when you breathe deeply, your brain sends a message to your body telling it to calm down. This decreases your body's stress response. Clear your mind. Take a slow, deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for two seconds. Then release the breath through your mouth in a long, slow hiss. Do this 10 times. You will feel so grounded and serene.
- USE AROMATHERAPY!
If your feel out of sorts, go to your kitchen and grate a little lemon rind, take a few deep breaths, and you’ll instantly feel refreshed, energetic, and happy. You’ve just experienced the power of Lemon essential oil to boost your mood. In aromatherapy, all citruses essential oils such as Lemon, Orange, Lime but also Bergamot, Petitgrain are known to have uplifting and energizing benefits. Simply diffuse any citrus essential oils to lift your mood and increase energy. Our Relax Synergy Blend can bring joy back into your life.
We hope that these 8 ways to lift your mood have been helpful for you. Start with one of the methods and see how that works for you. With a little experimentation and time, you will discover the unique journey back to your center.
Your body knows balance!
About The Author, Ayrin Estis
Ayrin Estis is the Founder of Urban Medicine Woman (UMW) and has been working with Essential Oils for over 15 years. Certified Level 3 as Clinical Aromatherapist from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), Ayrin is very active in formulating blends for many commercial product lines as well as private label. Ayrin is also working with wellness practitioners to create an environment of balance.
About The Author, Ivory LaNoue
Ivory is a spiritual teacher with a focus on angels. Her warmth and humor make her a joy to be around. Add to that her ability to illuminate spiritual issues with a new view and her background in the field of mental health. Ivory is recognized as a spiritual leader and angel expert. Ivory has a powerful presence and enthusiasm which are engaging and put people at ease. Her goal is to make this easy to learn. Find more about Ivory by visiting her website ivorylanoue.com