Are you feeling blue and for no apparent reason? With our hectic lifestyle, we are too busy to keep in the rat race that hardly we get time for ourselves. And we don’t even know when depression and stress starts to build in ourselves. Mood swings have become a common happening these days. Days passes and we don’t even smile, forget about the whole heartedly laugh. Almost every other day you may find yourself feeling blue and stressed. It may be because of any reason, whether you failed to deliver the project on time, or whether you reached late to the office because of traffic. Any matter whether small or big, we find ourselves getting more and more caught up in the cobwebs of stress, depression, and mood swings. Actually, the phrase that “happiness depends on us” is true to core. Although you may not be able to fight stress altogether, there are certain things which you can do to improve your mood naturally. Read on to know the tips for improving mood naturally.
Tips For Improving Mood Naturally
This may seem stupid but it is a natural mood booster. Laughing increases the flow of depression killing hormones in the body and makes us feel more relaxed and happy. so if you are feeling blue, all you need to tickle your funny bone. Watch a comedy or funny animation and do something which will make you laugh. You can make silly faces in the mirror or read good jokes. You could even think of some funny moments of your life and laugh about it. it will drive away your blues and you would feel refreshed and happy.
If you are feeling crabby for no reason, just go out for a walk in sunlight especially in the morning. Sunlight not only provides you with vitamin D but also benefit you mentally. It boosts the flow of melatonin and dopamine (chemicals responsible for making you feel better) in the body.
If you thought that people who do regular exercises are healthier but not happier, you are wrong. Actually, exercise is one factor, which makes you feel good about yourself and thus boosts the mood. Incorporate exercise in your daily routine to keep yourself healthy and happy. Mild exercise gets the blood flowing and transports more oxygen throughout your body (especially to your brain), helping you feel mentally alert and alive.
Good Night Sleep
When you are asleep, you are away from the tensions and any other problems. When you are sleeping, your brain gets time to recharge your energy making us less crabby and irritable. Try to have a peaceful eight hours of sleep per day.
Have A Balanced Diet
People who eat junk foods are in more risk of having mood swings and depression than those who eats balanced diet. Have a healthy breakfast and small frequent meals with fruits and green veggies. Incorporate oil fishes such as tuna, sardines, salmon, and herring. Incorporate foods which are rich in vitamin B as vitamin B is a natural mood booster. Incorporate whole-grain cereals, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables, legumes, sweet corn, brown rice, berries, cheese, milk, butter, brown rice, liver and yeast in your diet. Cut down on refined food and sugar. Also, limit the intake of caffeine, fizzy drink, and alcohol. Caffeine may give you an instant rush but harms in long run. Also avoid stimulants like cigarettes and drugs as these can lead to blues or even depression.
It may sound weird but crying does help in boosting the mood naturally. Tears help in washing out the chemicals that get built up in the time of tension. So crying washes out these chemicals from your system, which lowers stress levels.
Adopt A Pet
No matter whether it is dog, cat, or even rabbit, it will improve your mood by reducing your stress. So adopt a pet if you don’t have one and play with it when you are feeling low. In no time, you will find yourself happy.