We have all had those days where we wake up on the wrong side of the bed; where it feels like despite our best efforts, we can’t pull ourselves out of the funk we are in; where everything is going wrong for seemingly no reason whatsoever. On those days, when you just can’t pull yourself out of it, these are the mood-boosting tips you need to try and notice how they help support you, shift your energy, and pull yourself back out of that negative headspace.
- Get out in nature
Have you noticed the way that nature grounds you and shifts your energy? Put your feet on the Earth, stand in the sunshine, and just notice how you feel. Maybe you’ve been cooped up in the house for too long and all you need is some fresh air on your face to feel alive again. Nature is so powerful so if you’re feeling funky, step into nature, however you can, and notice how that helps support you.
- Eat nutritious food
I don’t know about you, but when I’m not eating very well, I don’t feel very well mentally or physically. The simple act of choosing healthier and better for me foods, allows my physical body to feel better, and then my mental and emotional bodies follow suit. If you’re finding yourself in a rut, take a look at your diet and how you’ve been eating. Maybe you’ve been having more processed foods or extra sugar lately. Those things are not bad but in excess, they can overwhelm our system. A simple shift to whole, real, and nutrient-dense foods can be a game-changer for your mood.
- Take a nap
This may seem silly, but are you tired? If you haven’t been prioritizing your sleep hygiene or have had more disturbances in your sleep lately, it’s possible your body is just tired. Taking a short afternoon nap may be just the thing you need to feel more rested and as such, feel better and happier.
- Talk it out
Whether you’re choosing to speak with a licensed therapist or just talk to a friend, giving yourself a safe space to share your feelings can be so beneficial. I often find we don’t even need someone to provide additional advice but rather, we just need the opportunity to vent and have someone to acknowledge our feelings and we can see that shift immediately.
You had to know this was coming. Meditation has been proven to help manage anxiety, balance our emotions, and ground our energy (as well as many, many other benefits). When I’m feeling stressed, grumpy, and irritable, I always try to find a few extra moments to sit in meditation. Even if I don’t come out of my practice feeling 100%, I always feel even a little better than I did before I first sat down.
This mood-boosting meditation is perfect for those days when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed or get midway into the day and can’t shake the funk that has settled into your day. It will help take you through the practice of releasing those emotions and welcoming in more positive and hopeful ones instead.
What are your tried and true mood-boosting tips you think everyone needs to know?
For more guided meditations to support you and your meditation practice, check out my YouTube channel. These classes are designed to make meditation more accessible, consistent, and less intimidating for you.
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