How to Get in a Better Mood
We all have had one of those days where we feel down. The pressure of work deadlines, days when nothing seems to be going right and a myriad of other things can leave you feeling emotionally and physically tired. But, there’s good news. We don’t have to let any of these scenarios keep us down. Want to know how to get in a better mood? Choose one or more of these 7 ideas to quickly shift your attitude and get in a better mood, fast!
Move Your Body
Exercising causes your brain to release endorphins, dopamine, adrenaline and endocannabinoid. All these chemicals help you feel less anxious, become happier, have more confidence and experience less physical pain. If you work out with a friend or a group, that can add to your boosted spirits. The shared sense of accomplishment and bonding can create friendships and support systems. So, if you’re sad, frustrated or mentally stuck, pull out the yoga mat or put on your exercise shoes and start moving.
Wear DFT Black or DFT White Label
Did you know that you can achieve a mood support with DFT Black Label or DFT White Label, a mood-supporting Derma Fusion Technology wearable, for the THRIVE Experience? When DFT Black Label, or DFT White Label, is combined with the THRIVE Experience’s Lifestyle Capsules and Lifestyle Mix, you can anticipate superior results, including mood support, energy, promoted physical fitness, weight management, mental acuity, and circulation support.
Spend Time Outside
No one knows exactly why humans benefit from getting out in nature, but it’s probably hardwired in our DNA. Breathe in the fresh air. Get some vitamin D. Smell the flowers and dirt. Watch the birds and animals. Look for rainbows. Stroll. Run. Sit. Play tennis. Do whatever strikes your fancy that removes you from your four walls and puts you in the sunshine.
If you think you’re too busy for this one, it takes only 20 minutes to brighten your mood. And you might even be able to benefit by simply taking your computer out onto your back porch for an outdoor work session.
Although it might sound counterintuitive, you should plan to take breaks throughout the day. Block off the time in your calendar to ensure you hold yourself accountable and to prevent co-workers from encroaching. Use the downtime to do a short meditation to manage stress and lessen negative emotions. Take a power nap in the mid- to late afternoon for 20 to 30 minutes. Stretch your legs. Doodle. Even a chat about your weekend plans with a colleague can elevate your mood.
Capture Warm Feelings
Hugging someone you love lowers your blood pressure and increases the oxytocin in your system? If you don’t have easy access to someone for an embrace, petting your dog or cat has a similar effect. Other ways to capture the warm and fuzzy feelings associated with affection – literally get hot with a steamy bath, shower or cup of THRIVE Café.
Wear your favorite color to brighten your outlook. Blue has been shown to create a sense of calmness but any shade will do if you feel better with it on (or looking at it on your office walls, perhaps).
Turn on the Tunes
Create a playlist of the songs that put a smile on your face, motivate you or encourage you. If you’re a musician (or just love to pretend to be one), play an instrument, sing or otherwise create your own music. You can change your attitude and change your mood for the better. Combine two or more of these suggestions to beat the blues – take a walk outdoors instead of using a treadmill. Dance to your favorite music. Paint or draw with a happy color during your downtime. And combine the THRIVE Experience with DFT Black Label/White Label all day for continuous mood support no matter what you’re doing.