If you’re feeling down or a bit upset about something, there are a few easy ways to quickly boost your mood. Try these. You’re sure to feel better in super quick time.
1 Eat Something Sweet (but Not Too Much)
Very dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and boosts mood. Eating and savoring just a few squares will do the trick.
2 Let It All out
If you can, let out a truly primal scream. Scream loud and scream long. If you can't, vent to a friend or your mom, sister ... whoever can take it.
3 Take a Warm Bath
Warm water is incredibly soothing and helps you unwind. Keep its temperature close to 37C for the best effects and sink right in.
4 Boost Your Theanine Levels
Find a drink rich in amino acid theanine and enjoy it to create a state of alert relaxation. Try Just Chill or Koma Unwind.
When it comes to boosting your mood, theanine is one of the best natural remedies. Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea, mushrooms, and certain types of algae. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve memory and cognition, and even increase focus and attention.
Theanine is believed to work by increasing levels of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that helps to reduce anxiety. It also increases levels of dopamine and serotonin, which are both associated with improved mood.
In addition to its calming effects, theanine also has some energizing effects. It can help to increase alertness and focus, which makes it a great choice for those times when you need a little extra energy or motivation.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to get more theanine into your diet. Green tea is one of the best sources, but there are also some other drinks that are specifically designed to boost your theanine levels. Just Chill and Koma Unwind are two popular options. Both are made with natural ingredients, including theanine, and are designed to create a state of alert relaxation.
5 Listen to Relaxing Music
Listening to calming tunes with a tempo between 60 and 80 beats may lower your blood pressure and relieve anxiety.
6 Get into the Zone by Meditating for 10 Minutes
Meditation is a perfect way to increase levels of serotonin that relieves stress and improves your mood.
7 Turn to the Power of Herbal Healing
A herb like Passiflora works great to ward off anxiety when taken in low doses during the day.
8 Enjoy a Cup of Dandelion Tea
Dandelion is rich in potassium and acts as a detoxifier that strengthens liver function and makes you feel energetic.
9 Beat Stress with a Massage
A sesame oil massage works amazingly well to boost energy in no time. A quick rubdown (focus on the neck, shoulders, lower back, and feet) can improve mood and release stress.
10 Sniff Something Soothing
Any fragrance associated with a happy memory will calm your nerves instantly. Jasmine, lavender, rose, vanilla, etc., are some nice choices.
11 Dance like There’s No One Watching
Put on your favorite upbeat track and get your groove on. Be sure you put your heart and soul into every wiggle, every step and every shape you throw.
12 EXPOSE YOURSELF to GREEN
Color psychologists say green symbolizes happiness—and can create the feeling of it, too. Throw on a green sweater, write with a green pen or paint your nails green.
13 Indulge in Some Breathing Exercises
Lie on the floor and take several deep breaths. Slowly breathe in while tensing the muscles in your feet and slowly working your way up to your facial muscles.
14 Get outside to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
A quick feel-good fix is to take a walk in a leafy setting, which will alleviate muscle tension, lower the heart rate, and create positive physiological changes to improve your overall health. And you'll get a vitamin D boost from the sunshine.
15 Jump around (best Done with Wild Abandon)
Do star jumps or squats if you fancy a quick impromptu workout or simply jump, jump, jump with arms flailing, like there’s no tomorrow.
16 Snaffle a Hug or a Cuddle
Reach out to a loved one and get them to envelop you in a warm hug or snuggle up to your man. No words needed.
17 Laugh. the Louder and Longer the Better
There is nothing like the power of laughter to instantly life the mood. Watch a funny cat video, call up a crazy friend, find a joke, tune into a favorite sitcom … just tune into your favorite funny bone tickler.
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