6 Totally Free Mood Lifters You Should Try
Posted July 8, 2013on:
Smiling: When you smile, mood enhancing chemicals are released into your brain, giving you that feel good feeling. Smiles are contagious and people around you will get a free mood boost too.
Gratitude: It seems to be human nature to focus on what is wrong. A simple shift to appreciating the blessings before you will improve your mood and open your mind to greater possibilities in life.
Exercise: Most people know that exercise releases feel good endorphins into your brain. It is also a great way to relieve stress and clear your busy mind.
Edit Your Input: It seems like the majority of our “entertainment” these days focuses on conflict, violence and other negative or depressing subjects. Studies show that your brain cannot tell the difference between your reactions to these make believe situations and real life. Choose instead to watch and read things that leave you feeling positive and uplifted.
De-clutter Your Life: Being surrounded by clutter impacts your mood in a negative way. When your environment is simple and clean you will feel lighter and freer, as well as proud of yourself for what you have accomplished.
Dance to the Music: The music you choose carries energy and will impact how you feel. Choose to soak your soul in upbeat rhythms and positive lyrics that inspire you. And then, just dance!
I’m Curious: What is your favorite free mood booster? You can share your answer by commenting on this post.