It’s Monday morning, and you are late for work. It’s raining heavily, and you have to finish an assignment by noon. How could you possibly be in a good mood? Most shockingly after you finally reached office, your coworker walks in dripping rainwater and sporting a coffee stain. However, she is cracking jokes and owning the room. How does she do it?
Well, below are a few possibilities. Read on to find out!
1. Daily exercise
30 minutes of daily cardio won’t just keep you fit and looking good. This practice also helps release endorphins that keep you in a good mood throughout the day.
2. Beauty Sleep
Just one more episode…just one more… Guilty pleasure, right? But binge-watching leads to a lack of sleep, which in turn leaves you cranky and groggy the next day. Make sure that you get at least 7 hours of sleep. Thus you can stay active, and your mood will be refreshed all day long.
3. Practice gratitude
You are late for work, the dishes aren’t done, you’re almost out of gas, and you have a ton of work to be done. But you still have at least 20 mins to have a cup of warm tea/coffee and a hot shower. So relax and enjoy this time, and find a way to be thankful that you have it.
4. Maintain a friendly environment
Find ways to make your environment (your home, office, and car) as bright as possible. Open the windows, let some sunshine in, and add a few flowers and potted plants. When you’re surrounded by a cheery setting, it’s difficult to stay grumpy.
5. Let go of the small things
So what if your boss snapped at you in that meeting or your husband forgot to buy milk? Don’t let such trivial things make you angry. Keep your mood as light and happy as possible. Let go of the small things. That way, anyone you interact with will also have a good day. Let’s keep the positive energy flowing.
It only takes 15 minutes with your eyes closed to increase your stillness and calmness. Yes, you might need to wake up a little earlier, but research shows that just one-week of regular meditation can noticeably reduce your stress levels and improve your mood.
7. Play with pets
It’s proven that people with pets are happier than those who don’t have one. So go home and cuddle with your dog or stop by and visit your neighbor’s cat. These little angels can make anyone happy.
8. Don’t be afraid to get mad
Okay, so none of the options above worked. Your day was awful, and you’re angry about it. Instead of bottling things up, release them. Punch a pillow, or write down your feelings to vent your stress. Keeping things bottled up is never good. Moreover, once you blow off some steam, you’ll feel better.
9. Put yourself first
In your effort to make everyone else happy, you might forget to take care of one important person: YOU!!. Sometimes to feel relaxed, it’s necessary to take out time for yourself. Get a mani-pedi or a massage or just reread your favorite book. Thus, You’ll feel stress-free. If you’re happy, then your friends and family members will be too.