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10 Unique Methods to Improve Your Mood

How to have a positive attitude change

By Kari OakleyPublished 5 years ago 3 min read

There are many stressful occurrences in life that can negatively impact our mood. Fortunately, there are a variety of methods to go about improving your mood and seeing a change in your life. Here are 10 unique methods to improving your mood.

1. Exercise

Not only is exercise good for your health, but it also helps improve your mood. Studies have shown that exercising in any manner will result in a noticeable improvement in your attitude. This can be something as simple as an early morning 15 minute walk.

2. Do Not Overwhelm Yourself

While you likely have many responsibilities that you need to take care of, you also cannot afford to take on more than you can handle. If you take on numerous tasks at one time, not only will you be less productive, but you will be far more stressed. Focus your energy on doing one thing at a time to the best of your ability, if you can.

3. Get Enough Sleep

Your body cannot perform at optimal efficiency if it does not get enough sleep. You should strive to get around six to eight hours of sleep per night, so that you can feel adequately rested and energetic for the day's activities. Ideally, you will want to go to bed at an optimal time to get the sleep that you require. Everything from your brain function to your mood is positively affected when you allow your body to get the rest that it requires.

4. See a Medical Professional

If you believe that normal interventions are not working, and your mood is affecting how you conduct activities of daily living, you may want to see a professional to see if medical intervention may be needed.

5. Stave Off Negative Thoughts

If there is one thing that will instantly induce a lot of stress, it is negative thinking. These thoughts are commonly associated with uncertainty about the future, or current situations that can negatively impact one's life. You should remove these negative thoughts and always think positively. A positive mindset can help you have a better attitude and change your approach to a lot of things.

6. Engage In Activities You Enjoy

It seems obvious, but people often do not engage in the activities that make them happy often enough. Whether this is getting active and exercising, or reading a book, allow yourself time every day to get involved in these activities. It will do you a lot of good in the long run.

7. Practice Self-Care

Self-care activities are another great way to improve your mood. Engaging in activities such as meditation, deep-breathing exercises, or yoga can release a lot of stress with ease. This means taking care of your physical needs as well. Getting a haircut or a massage help improve your mood. Look into different types of hair care products to keep your hair healthy, which will help you feel better about yourself. Nutrafol for Women improves hair wellness, for example.

8. Smile More

Your face is one of the most powerful parts of your body, but even more powerful is the power of a smile. Smiling makes you happier because it improves your physical state. The best part is that you don't need a reason to smile.

9. Call a Friend

Sometimes, we need positive reinforcement from those we care about the most. Friends are your friends for a reason, and true friends will make themselves available to you whenever you need them. If you happen to be feeling down, give them a call, and talk it out.

10. Treat Yourself

If you realize that you work hard and go through a lot, always be sure to reward yourself every now and again. Whether it is purchasing a gift, going out to a specific restaurant, or going out to enjoy yourself, remember to do things that make you happy, and acknowledge that your hard work deserves a reward.

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About the Creator

Kari Oakley

Kari Oakley is a fitness trainer from Kenosha Wisconsin. She now lives in downtown Chicago, and loves to get out. She is a big fan of anything adventure, and loves getting a workout in the outdoors.

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