5 Things to Instantly Lift Your Mood

Good evening everyone! I hope you’ve all had a lovely Good Friday, and have some fun things planned over the Easter weekend (I can’t wait to have a few days off work and get caught up on some stuff at home).

In honour of Easter, today I’m going to be sharing with you 5 simple things you can do to lift your spirits when you’re feeling blue. These are little things that you can do anywhere, anytime to help improve your mood and get you motivated again.

For me, these are things I resort to in the morning. Today, for example, I really struggled to get up for work, but by forcing myself to do these simple tasks I was soon back on track and ready to face my day (well, more ready to face my day – the day can’t start without coffee).

Without further ado, let’s jump into it shall we?

  1. Open all your windows. I don’t care if you’re at home, at work, in the car – wherever, get some fresh air flowing. Fresh air is the best way to get your head in the right place and to make your space feel lighter and more at ease. I love doing this before I clean, it just really helps to lift the space and makes the cleaning so much more therapeutic!
  2. Light a candle (or two). If you’re not a candle person that’s okay, spray some room spray or use some essential oils – whatever floats your boat. The aim here is to refresh your surroundings. To make your space feel luxurious and relaxing and to get your head back in the moment (you’re not going to get anything done if you’re worried about what you did yesterday, or thinking about what you have to do tomorrow).
  3. Put on a good playlist. I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s too lazy to make their own playlists, but Spotify is my saviour. Last night, I found this new playlist called Get Home Happy that is literally my jam at the moment. In the end, it doesn’t really matter what you listen to, as long as it’s something that lifts your mood and puts you back in the right head space.
  4. Take 10 minutes to plan. Make a to-do list, draw out a quick time log, grab your bullet journal, look at your Google Cal, it doesn’t really matter how you do it, so long as you get it out of that big ol’ brain of yours and organised on a page in front of you, if you do that, everything will seem a whole lot less daunting.
  5. Do something healthy. This one sounds a little vague, I know, but there’s something about doing good things for your health that just instantly lifts your mood. It could be something as simple as popping a multivitamin, going for a 10-minute walk, or chugging a bottle of water. Essentially the goal is to feel that even if the rest of your day is shit, you’ve done something good for yourself today.

I know a lot of this stuff seems pretty basic (and it is) but sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest difference to your mood.

Next time you’re feeling down or angry or agitated, pick something off this list and see if it helps – I’d love to hear how you get on!

Have a wonderful day, and I’ll see you all back here on Easter Sunday!

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