We have all had those days, those really bad days. I hate being in a bad mood so I’ve started to do these steps and they really do help!!
Wash away your problems in a steamy shower.
Set aside fifteen minutes every morning or night for your soothing soak. It’ll help untangle your thoughts and leave you feeling clean and content.
Strap on a pair of sneakers and go for a brisk walk.
Walk to class rather than taking a shuttle, or hop on the treadmill at the gym and walk next time you’re watching Grey’s Anatomy (Briana’s favorite show). Thirty minutes of physical activity can make the tensions and even feelings of depression and turn them into vigor.
Find your favorite music station at Pandora and crank up the volume of your computer.
Listening to music statistically brightens your mood.
Lay down your head on a pillow and get 20 to 30 minutes of shut-eye.
We all love to take that mid-afternoon nap. Napping improves your alertness and mood.
Watch a funny video on YouTube
Part of your brain registers the laughter, and then it prepares muscles in the face to move to the sound—even if only into a smile. I personally like to watch Miss Prada’s videos.
Munch on a handful of walnuts.
While chocolate has long been associated as girl’s best friends when it comes to comfort food, try some nuts or treating yourself to a fancy freshwater fish dinner—these omega-3 foods are what nutritionists consider mood-enhancers, especially recommended to help reduce depression.
Bare your teeth, curl your lips, and your mood can improve.
Drop negative people.
Talking with the Negative Nancies and frenemies in your life can make you more depressed and negative as well—part of what psychologists call the emotional contagion, when mood is contagious through communication.
Unleash your creative side and work on an arts-and-crafts project.
Drawing and various arts projects can boost your spirits when you’re feeling down.
Plan to do some volunteering.
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