Boost Your Mood in 5 Minutes or Less
Find yourself sitting around feeling blah? Looking at the same walls throughout your day wondering when things will get back to somewhat normal? Well, I can tell you you’re not alone. The current pandemic has taken a toll on many of us affecting our emotional well-being. Many of us are feeling like we are on a roller coaster of blah, anxiety, and uncertainty. Having a convenient pick me up can make it easier to boost your mood and get you through the day on a happier note. Below are 6 easy ways to boost your mood in 5 minutes or less.
Get up and walk
Research shows that walking for just 5 minutes enhances your mood by promoting happiness and creativity. Add in fresh air and your mood is sure to soar! So next time you begin to feel blah, put on your walking shoes and enjoy at least a 5-minute walk.
Shake it off
That’s right, shake it off. Jump up and down while you allow your arms and legs to be loose for roughly 5-6 times. This re-aligns your energy by releasing endorphins giving you a happy feeling. It can also make you feel like a kid again which isn’t a bad thing.
Say it loud “I am grateful”
Super easy right? State aloud or write down at least 3 things you are grateful for. Research suggests that stating what you are grateful for brings a sense of happiness and enables individuals to connect with something larger than themselves. When connecting to a higher, more grand purpose people feel happier and more accomplished no matter what they are going through. So start your gratitude list.
Girl, toss your hair back and work it
Yep, toss your hair back and work your vocals girlfriend. We all want to do it and many of us feel too shy or embarrassed to. Singing to your favorite tune as if no one is watching enhances your mood and gives a sense of empowerment. Grab your phone, turn on your favorite song and start singing.
Smile and loosen up
Smiling is a quick and simple way to turn your mood around. It triggers a chemical reaction in the brain releasing dopamine (a feel-good hormone) and serotonin (stress releasing hormone) Even if you fake it ‘til you make it you will still get happy vibes. Loosen up your facial muscles and instantly feel better.
Aromatherapy is my favorite way to go because you can smell, wear it and enjoy it all day. One of my favorite happy smells is French lavender. It has a soft floral smell that is nostalgic and a sure way to lift your spirits. It can be added to a diffuser or blended in your high vibe skincare so you can get a whiff of it throughout your day. Bonus for this one, other people can get a whiff of your happiness as you walk past them.
Whether you need a quick boost to get through your day or a lifestyle change, having easy to do tools in your back pocket is a sure way to get you going.
**It is always recommended to speak to a healthcare professional to make sure you have the proper health tools.
Arianne Ortiz Reiki Healer and Intuitive Empath