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Natural Mood Boosters: 7 Great Ways to Elevate Your Spirits

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

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Feeling good isn't just a passing thing – it's like giving yourself a natural mood boost in life. Here's why having a lifted mood really counts:

  1. Keeps You Fit Internally: When you're in a good mood, it's as though you're helping your body stay strong. It's good for your heart, helps your immune system work better, and even lowers the chances of having debilitating like diabetes or cardiovascular issues.

  2. Brightens Up Your Mind: Having a good mood is like turning on a lightbulb in your brain. You think better, and cool ideas come more easily. Whether it's school stuff, things you need to do, or fun projects.

  3. Makes Connections Stronger: When you're feeling positive, talking to others just goes smoothly. You get them better, and your relationships with friends, family, and even folks at work get better too.

  4. Protects Your Mind: A good mood acts like a shield for your mind when you're feeling down or stressed. It's like a superhero power. And it also helps you think highly of yourself and just enjoy life more.

  5. Adds Sparkle to Life: When your mood is cheerful, you enjoy your days more and feel like life is treating you well.

Remember, being in a good mood isn't as easy clicking your fingers. But if you do good things like staying active, getting enough down time, eating the right food and staying present in the moment, you can make your mood better and keep it that way.

Here are 7 mood boosting suggestions:

Keeping your spirits high involves a few things that are totally doable:

  1. Stay Active: Getting moving is a great mood-lifter and stress reducer. Try for around 30 minutes of activity, like brisk walks or bike rides, on most days.

  2. Catch Enough Zs: Sleep is key – not getting enough can mess with your mood and make stress harder to handle. Aim for 7-8 hours of good sleep every night.

  3. Eat Well: Your diet matters. Having a mix of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins can up your mood and energy. Stay away from sugary and fatty foods, since they can bring on feelings of being down or anxious.

  4. Stay Social: Hanging out with friends and family is a mood booster and helps with feeling alone. You don't have to plan big stuff – even lunch with friends or a group hike works.

  5. Find Calm: Practicing mindfulness things like meditation, Self-Hypnosis, or yoga is great for cutting stress and feeling relaxed. Just a few minutes of deep breathing or a guided meditation each day can do wonders.

  6. Be Creative: Doing things like writing, painting, or playing an instrument can help you deal with stress and make you feel good.

  7. Have a Laugh: Comedy is a real mood-lifter – it releases feel-good chemicals and gives a break from stress. Plus, it makes you feel more connected and helps you see things in a positive way.

As well as the above tips, it's also important tso be kind to yourself and practice self-compassion. Remember that it's normal to have ups and downs from time to time, and don't be too tough on yourself when things don't go the way you want. With time and effort, you can learn to boost your mood and improve your overall well-being.

Sharon Shinwell UK qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Finally, Self Hypnosis and or Guided Meditation can be a great tool to help you to be more positive. ​We have a large range of downloadable Self-Hypnosis and Meditation sessions HERE All the sessions on our website are written and recorded by Sharon Shinwell. Sharon is a UK qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been helping people to improve their lives for over 20 years.

"This article represents the personal views and opinions of the author and should not be taken as representative of the official policy or position of any organization, professional, expert, or individual."

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