15 Instant Mood Lifters

  • Energize: Stand up. Stretch. Walk around. Or just step out side the building and get a breath of fresh air.
  • Make someone smile: Give someone a compliment. Get someone a cup of coffee. Help someone unload their car. Surprise someone with something they like.
  • Listen to your favorite song: Listening to music you like increases your energy level and produce happy hormones in your body. No, I didn’t make that up, researchers have proved this.
  • Play/cuddle/spend time with Fido: Pets are a lot more than cute cuddly animals. They are a great emotional support to us. Spending time with pets de-stresses and appeases the mind. It’s an instant mood lifter!
  • Calm down: Close your eyes and breathe deeply ten times. Imagine that with every exhale, your stress is melting away.
  • Watch a funny video on YouTube: A cute puppy or a laughing baby can make anyone smile. No exceptions.
  • De-clutter your desk:  Clean space tranquilizes the mind and helps increase focus and productivity. Give it a shot.
  • Water a plant: While watering the plant, know that you are giving someone life. Pay attention to the beauty of the leaves and the flowers. Look at the colors. Smell the freshness.
  • Take a quick trip to your happy place: Close your eyes and imagine being at your happy place. Notice the little details of this place. Feel it. See yourself in it.
  • Look at a picture of a loved one and remember the good times when that picture was taken.
  • Have some ice cream – any flavor you like.
  • Smell your favorite fragrance – perfume, candle, soap, person, anything.
  • Drink a glass of water: Taste the crispness of fresh water.
  • Read a motivating article on WWW. Anything that resonates with you.
  • Smile. Even if there’s no reason to. Even if no one’s there. Even if it’s fake. Just smile.

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