We all have those moments when we are in a bit of a mind fog, those moments when for some reason or another you’re feeling low and a bit down in the dumps. Next time you feel like that why not try some of the ideas below to try and see if your mood reverts back to a better place.
1) Take a walk
Getting some fresh air and gentle exercise can really help give you a new perspective and calm any nervous energy, it’s surprising how half an hour strolling round the park, taking in the atmosphere can help lift your mood.
2) Listen to some music
I’m not talking the mushy kind here – you want something uplifting that can perk you up or something that reminds you of a great night out, holiday or event. Even better – create a play list of some of your favourite songs that you know you will enjoy.
3) Call a friend
Nothing better that a catch up with your bestie, talk through your worries and laugh yourself back to normal.
4) Watch an episode of friends
Okay, okay – I know it’s cliché and you’ve seen every episode like five times or more – BUT you can’t tell me that it won’t put a smile on your face – PIVOT!
5) Make sure you’re getting enough sleep
Lack of sleep makes people more stressed: fact. When we have ample sleep we generally feel a lot better, calmer and happier. Go to bed or start winding down an hour earlier, read a magazine or book and put your phone aside until the morning.
6) Make plans
Having some exciting things on the horizon, whether that be a holiday, special dinner plans, family time, an exciting day out or a shopping trip, whatever it is – make plans, and lots of them! It’s hard to remain in a bad mood for long if you know that you’ve got lots of fun things coming up. Sometimes even meeting a friend later that day can shake you out of a bad mood and force you to be on form. A few hours later and you won’t remember what the problem was.