Thursday, August 6, 2015

Simple Ways to Put Yourself in a Better Mood

Between work and everyday life, it's fairly normal to feel stressed. Perhaps anxious and tired from everything that's to be accomplished during waking hours. Work completed, bills paid, and hopefully finding some time for some enjoyment along the way. However, when you're in the thick of it, waiting until said enjoyment to be had, we're not thinking about the light at the end of the tunnel. We're thinking about blowing a hole in that tunnel so there's light right then and there. 

It's a thought process that adds to stress and continues to bog you down. With only a few adjustments, however, you can work toward a happier you – even when you're slated to be the most stressed. 

In order to feel more relaxed and happier throughout stressful situations consider:

  • Resting more – Studies prove that after a good night's rest, you're able to feel perkier all on your own. No matter what stress the day might bring.
  • Opening the windows – Another wonder of the world comes in the form of vitamin D. If you don't have time to get outside, let the fresh light shine in … it can do wonders for your self-help.
  • Eating something healthy – Fruits, veggies, grains, even non-fattening proteins can all give your body a mood boost. In a similar light, avoid eating anything sugary, especially on an empty stomach.
  • Smiling – Do it! If you're without time, read a joke online or recall a personal anecdote. Smile and laughter is contagious, even if you're forcing it at first.
  • Hydrating – Flushing the body with water, lots of it, can ensure a body that's not holding onto toxins that can affect your mood. Drink up and look forward to a day that's somewhat water logged, but free from substances that bring you down.