7 Daily Habits That Will Improve Your Mood
Rev. Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT, RScP
Making these seven habits a part of your routine can help boost your mood and keep you feeling happier!
1) Making an effort to get moving
We never run short of this advice; make exercise a part of your daily routine. It is a proven fact that physical activity helps keep our physical bodies fit and nourishes us mentally and emotionally. Though it can take some effort for physical activity to become part of people’s routines, it will always benefit you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
We never run short of this advice; make exercise a part of your daily routine. It is a proven fact that physical activity helps keep our bodies fit and nourishes us mentally and emotionally. Though physical activity can take some effort to become part of your routine, it will always benefit you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
2) Getting enough sleep and sufficient rest
We all need to give our brains enough time to rest by getting adequate sleep each night and, if necessary, to even supplement that with a quick 20-to-30-minute power nap during the day. If you’re using your brain heavily at work, you’ll benefit from squeezing a short afternoon nap into your daily routine. Sleeping enough daily enables the immune system to function at its peak level. You will also be more alert and in a better mood when you have sufficient sleep and rest.
3) Keeping a journal
Using a journal to regularly unload your thoughts and emotions gives you a private space to process what you’re going through during the day. Are you having a bad day? Write it out. Are you feeling good? Write out the reasons why you feel grateful for it. Keeping a daily gratitude journal has proven to be one of the most effective ways to stay happy and maintain a cheerful disposition every day.
4) Starting your day with a healthy breakfast
It’s not only important to eat healthy to stay physically fit; it’s even more crucial because food nourishes you from head to toe, including your brain! What we eat often has a direct impact on how we feel and how we function. Being more mindful of your daily food consumption is not just for your fitness but can also be the key to managing your energy levels.
5) Socializing more & lessening your social media use
More and more people limit their socialization to social media, and it’s not the healthiest way to go about it. Unfortunately, many people are not entirely aware that they’re isolating themselves socially but are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the toxicity that overflows on the internet. Although this has been a growing lifestyle trend, sometimes, doing the exact opposite could dramatically enhance your life and your mood for the better.
6) Take a walk and get some fresh air
Being with nature is a spacious luxury not everyone can get access to, especially people who live in big, crowded cities. But simply going outdoors and taking a refreshing walk could revitalize you mentally and boost your mood instantly. Walking is one of the best, effortless, and natural ways to stay physically active without dragging your feet to go to the gym.
7) Managing your time well
It sounds pretty basic, but with many distractions in front of us, more and more people are too busy with the wrong things. This can either be due to not being organized or being overwhelmed with trying to do too many things at once.
But we always have direct control over our lives and time management based on our choices. So if you feel guilty for misusing your time constantly, it’s high time to look into your time management and see what you can do about it.
Until next time.