3 Tips to Improve Your Mood Fast

Posted by on July 22, 2020 in Happiness & Humor, Meditation with 0 Comments

 

Have you ever noticed that when you wake up feeling energized, the whole day suddenly, no matter the plans, becomes better? And if you, on the other hand, wake up feeling sleepy and grumpy, the next twenty-four hours are likely to annoy you regardless of the day's schedule?

Your mood can have a substantial impact on your day and life at large. With this in mind, it is easy to understand why it would be best to smile and feel joyful all the time. Unfortunately, no matter how ideal the vision, it is impossible.

We all have those days occasionally when we are just not feeling our best. Interestingly enough, sometimes people experience bad moods for no reason. They are simply not feeling themselves on a particular day.

Most of the time, in such situations, people tend to blame themselves for the bad mood and try to enhance it by wondering why they feel bad-tempered or sad. That is the worst of all things to do when in such a mood. What happens is they create a vicious cycle of trying to escape the temporary grumpiness by focusing on the temporary grumpiness and creating more of it.

The good news is that if you find yourself in negative or self-defeating humor, there are ways to quickly get back on the positive-attitude-track. So the next time you feel like you're heading towards tears or anger, try one of the following methods to change the mood and start enjoying your day again instantly.

Eat the Right Foods

That advice should be treated both as a general rule and a quick fix, depending on the foods.

Food is like a fuel to your brain. Eating healthy products rich in vitamins, microelements, and antioxidants will nourish your body and stimulate your mind to work correctly. As a consequence, your mood will be affected positively. On the other hand, some studies suggest that diets high in refined sugars can worsen the effects of mental disorders, such as depression.

If you want to enhance your brain's functioning and improve your mood, it is essential to establish a balanced, nutritious, and tasty diet. Meal plans full of fruits, vegetables, seafood, and unprocessed grains should be of your particular interest. Don't get discouraged if that sounds ‘too healthy.' All of these products can be found in the delicious Mediterranean diet. If Italians spend thousands of hours relishing the food, why wouldn't you?

To boost the effect more and improve the mood, consider supplementation. If you don't know the best additions to your regular diet, you might want to read some opinions on The Supplement Reviews or Labdoor.com.

Smile

Studies have shown that even if forced and fake, a smile can lead to an almost immediate flood of endorphins in your brain.

Endorphins are hormones sensitive to the body's opiate receptors. They cause pain and stress relief and boost the feeling of pleasure, which results in a better mood in the short-term and a general sense of well-being in the long-term.

The endorphins released are triggered by the muscles' movements in your face, especially those around your lips. It means that smiling, even fake, stimulates the brain to act as if you were genuinely happy.

As a positive side effect of forced smiling, people start to feel better and experience overall happiness, even if they were in a bad mood a moment ago.

Meditate

Meditation is nothing more than detaching yourself from the surrounding world and letting go. It works well as a relaxing technique, it makes you focus on breathing and is easy to do anywhere, anytime.

Some say that as little as three minutes of meditation a day in a quiet and peaceful place can profoundly change your state of mind. When it comes to meditation, both short and long-term benefits are numerous.

Short-term meditation effects include:

  • Increased attention
  • Stress relief
  • Anxiety attacks control

Long-term effects include:

  • Enhanced self-awareness
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Help in staying on track with the established goals

Conclusion

It is only natural that people experience bad days from time to time. Sometimes it is even healthy to feel grumpy and moody. For humans to function well, the negative emotions are as important as the positive ones, so don't beat yourself up and try to accept your feelings.

However, if the bad mood stays for too long or happens for no reason, there are some quick ways to fix it. They include more than just meditation, smiling, and a proper diet. You can also exercise, listen to uplifting music, or go outside and get a little sun.

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