The stress and strain of life make it difficult to remain happy. With an unpredictable existence, unexpected events can sour a good mood. And what’s worse is this sour mood rubs off on others around you. However, despite the vagaries of life that make you oscillate between happiness and sorrow, there are things you can do to brighten your life.
Tips to brighten up your day
There is nothing better to start your day and make it positive than getting a morning workout. Exercising releases fun chemicals, such as serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. Not only do these chemicals benefit the physical body, but also overhaul the nervous system. A workout boosts energy and reduces stress. Even a simple morning walk is rejuvenating.
Whoever said laughter is the best medicine had hit the nail on the head. If you are the funny kind, you will undoubtedly be able to dissipate the clouds of gloom surrounding you. If not, you can always try to find the funny side of things and laugh out loud, even at your own expense! If you are incapable of even this, then take time off for a 15-minute laughter session. This will certainly buoy your mood like a bubble in water and brighten up your day.
3. Take up a hobby
Hobbies can give you fun and distract you from the pulls and pressures of life. One such hobby is photography, which is certain to appeal to the technical-minded as well as the creatives. What this hobby means to photographers can be gauged from one of the photography quotes by Aaron Siskind “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
4. Activate your sweet tooth
Ever seen a child with a sugar rush? If you have, you would know how they run about in pure glee. Researchers have found chocolate to be a mood lifter. It not only enhances mood, but offers overall health benefits too, like lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and more. The euphoric rush initiated by chocolate is due to the release of endorphins in the brain. So, eat chocolate and enjoy its positive effects on your mood.
5. Listen to music
If you are a music lover, you are already armed to deal with a bad mood. Music makes you forget your worries and make you sway and dance. Songs and music prove a perfect antidote for sour mood. So, make a playlist of your favorite songs and singers and play it when you find yourself down in the dumps. Even playing your favorite instrument is a great mood enhancer.
6. Exposing to the sun
You are certain to have experienced the winter blues. This condition is due to the absence of the exposure to sunlight and aggravates bad moods, leading to depression. Thus, get proper sunshine by stepping outside your house and brighten up your day. This is as important as getting proper nutrients and vitamins.
7. Soothing bath
Water not only drains away all the dirt from the body but also drains away all the stress of the day. So, if you want to brighten up your day, make yourself a nice hot bath, immerse yourself in it and close your eyes. And take time out to find solutions to what is making you grumpy and why.
8. Reserve some ‘me-time’
Everybody needs space, and you are no exception. So, reserve some ‘me-time’ in your daily routine to relax and be alone with your thoughts. This will not only help you reflect on whatever is currently going on in your life but also allow you rest and rejuvenation.
9. Compliment others
It is mostly your very own that can make or break a bright day. So, genuinely compliment your partner or a family member first thing in the morning at home or your colleague at the workplace. Your compliments will certainly be returned, which will make you feel better and brighten up your day. However, your compliments should not sound hollow.
10. Partake only positive information
News and TV, in the present times, are literally bad news! This is because these two mediums are full of negativity and give a very depressing start to the day. It is much better to read something that inspires and make you feel good. Brighten up your day by reading positive, funny and uplifting blogs and articles, inspirational books, religious texts and the like. If you have the time, converse with warm and positive people to get into a positive mood.
Acquiring positivity to brighten up your day can no longer be left to chance, you will need to make efforts to acquire it. Following the given tips are set to remove negativity from your life and brighten up your day.