Don't know how to improve your mood. In this article you will get useful tips to boost your spirit.
If you’re feeling like everything is getting on top of you, or you’re finding it difficult to cope or function, or you’re feeling down in the dumps, then try these 5 easy-to-do tips to relieve tension and stress and boost your spirits:
Add music, candles, and a glass of your favorite drink: beer, tea, hot chocolate, wine, or even champagne. Close the door and forget about everything else for an hour or so.
This helps to increase levels of calmness and the calmer we feel, the less likely we are to get stressed out or depressed.
Get in your favorite nibbles: chips, tortillas, salsa, crackers, cheese, pizza, chocolate, cookies, ice cream, etc. Crack open a bottle of wine or pour yourself a beer or two and spend a full evening watching your favorite funny films or comedians. Laughter raises our spirits and is a great antidote to the stresses and trials of modern living.
Take off for some peace and quiet for a day or better still a weekend or a week. Take a journal, relax, and gather your thoughts. When we’re under pressure or struggling to cope with a major situation or event in life, seeing solutions to our problems can be really difficult.
Distance from problems can bring clarity and relieve tension. I love going to the coast when I feel like this and it always, without fail, helps me to calm down and find solutions. I don’t know why but there’s something really soothing about being near the ocean. Being near water, come to think of it.
Share a massage with your partner create a relaxing atmosphere by softening the lights and having oils and towels to hand. Lavender oil is particularly relaxing. Or, treat yourself to a massage from a professional masseur or masseuse.
For a really invigorating massage, visit a Turkish bath if you’re fortunate enough to have one nearby. Massage is very relaxing and increases intimacy between lovers.
It’s one huge stress buster as well but be warned, it’s addictive! Not a bad thing to be addicted to though, and it will do you no end of good.
Television can fill your mind with negativity, bombard you with image manipulation via commercials and give you a distorted view of reality by showing you everything that’s bad about the world.
Famines, disasters, murders, violence, war the list is endless and news programs and soap operas are full of such events. So give your mind a break from this assault on your senses.
Abandon the television for a week and do something more rewarding instead: Read a book, listen to music, socialize, work out, go for a walk, or try your hand at something new.
If you need to hear the news, listen to a radio news bulletin once a day. But try and avoid them for one week, replace them with something more life-enhancing, and see how you feel.
The above ideas are very simple to implement but they are also very effective in helping to relieve stress and tension. Give them a try and watch your mood levels rise!
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