As the mood goes through different phases there are various mood boosters present around you to relieve you from the bad mood. But the most surprising fact is that we are not aware about most of them although we feel their effect some time or other on our mood. Like walking is considered as a great mood-booster and at the same time walking can burn calories and reduce body fat. A 30-minute walk is quite effective at reducing tension, anxiety, and mood disturbances and increasing your energy and strength. Going for outdoor walks has an added benefit: the natural light stimulates the brain to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in mood.
Another much unnoticed and powerful mood booster around us is a good and sound sleep. If late nights are a regular way of life for you, it may be affecting your mood and outlook on life. Getting less sleep than usually required can increase anxiety, tension, and bad mood. Lack of sleep reduces emotional and physical well-being, reduces optimism, and even contributes to the onset and worsening of physical pain. Therefore it may be advised to go to bed 30 minutes earlier every night and make your bed a peaceful sanctuary. Also consider treating yourself to soft bed sheets.
Another fact is that it’s quite impossible to relax and feel great when everywhere you look, is cramped and messy and loaded with bills, papers etc. The appointment cards piled on workspaces and spilling out of drawers with all sorts of mess gives you another low on your mood. Organizing the home and office is a great way to begin with. Having everything in order can help calm anxiety, and provide a soothing effect; it also plays a great role in fixing your bad mood. If you are unable to organize your home nicely then you may turn to home stores for help. There are many types of organizers available in the market to assist you in storing your things in a neat, easily accessible way.
Next is music, it has a powerful effect on mood and it is also considered as a very powerful mood booster as it activates areas of the brain involved in the feeling of happiness. The music can lower blood pressure, heart rate, stress hormone levels, and may even improve cognitive abilities according to many researchers. You can listen to music while traveling to work or during your lunch break or before you go to bed. What is most important is that you listen to music that you enjoy. Try music especially designed for relaxation or sounds of nature.
Aromatherapy is also considered a great mood booster; it involves the use of concentrated, aromatic plant oils called essential oils. It has been found that people exposed to the scent of lavender or rosemary essential oils felt more at ease. Lavender essential oil is thought to have calming properties and it can be used for getting a well boosted mood.