Feeling blue? Uplift your mood with these simple tricks

Lifestyle today is very hectic and we don’t spend time on things that matter anymore. Every now and then, we face many situations that take us down. Lows after highs are a part of life and learning how to overcome your mood quirks is not difficult at all.

Just remember, Relax!! You deserve it and it’s good for you.

Here are a few tips to uplift your mood from low blues to happy hues:

  1. Meditate

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A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. Meditating isn’t yoga with rigid moves of mind, it is the other name of relaxing where you let go of your anxiety and tensions.

It’s simple. Take a comfortable sitting posture, focus your attention on positive thoughts or mantra such as “I feel at peace” or “I love myself.” Let any distracting thoughts float by like clouds, whatever it may be. Don’t focus on rational thinking, just let your mind soothingly wander and become friends with your random thoughts.

  1. Breathe Deeply

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Stressors have a tendency to affect our cardiovascular system the most, besides every other body system. Take a 5 minute break and focus on your breathing. “Deep breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure” psychologist Judith Tutin, PhD, says.

Take a deep breath from your nose, through your stomach and release through your mouth, repeat a few times in a minute and you’ll notice a significant change in your mood. Breathing releases “relaxing hormones” and improves your blood circulation.

  1. Slow down

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“Life is to live, not to worry.”

Stop worrying about your future or past. Live in the present moment. Take out 5 minutes and focus on only one behavior with awareness. When you spend time at the moment and focus on your senses, you feel less tense and you get to know yourself and your life better as well.

  1. Reach Out

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Human beings are social by nature. Human beings have evolved in societies and still feel best around people like them; Therefore, your social network is one of your best tools for handling stress. Talk to others – preferably face to face. You can get a fresh perspective while keeping your connection stronger. Spending time with people you love is definitely something that uplifts, so why not to do it?

  1. Nurture yourself

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Take care of yourself and remind yourself that you’re precious and deserve care. Lie on your back or sit with your feet on the floor. Massage gently where you feel the strain. Start at your toes and work your way up to your scalp, noticing how your body feels. Relaxing for a few minutes before  going to bed also induces sleep,  improves healing of the body and keeps you overall healthy and of course, happy!!

  1. Appreciate the good things you have

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Everyone is gifted. Look around yourself and appreciate and notice small things that matter to you. When you spend time with yourself and cherish small things, you’ll realize the beauty of life.

  1. Cultivate a hobby

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Do something that makes you feel happy every once in a while. Have a hobby that makes you cheerful and use it as an outlet to let go your negative emotions. Listen to music, paint, play, read or spend time with things that you love doing.

  1. Take a tech break

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Believe it or not, our tech life is one of the major causes of our estranged mood swings sometimes. Spending too much time with your phone, TV, tablet or any other gadgets enhance the dopamine levels in your body, resulting in bad mood and irritability. Take a tech break every once in a while and spend time in nature or your everyday stuff. For example, replace online gaming with real outdoor games and instead of watching tv continuously try taking a small walk around a park. Not only will it keep you healthy, but also give you a good mood. Trust us, try it.

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And just remember, your happiness is completely yours and infectious. When you create it, you spread it all around, resulting in even more happiness.

Have a good day. ☺

 

Saloni Sharma

Saloni Sharma

An electronics engineering student with a passion for reading, writing & poetry. Creativity and curiosity is what drives her, that's why she always keep experimenting with new things, including her content.
Saloni Sharma