10 things to do to lift yourself out of a bad mood

10 things to do to lift yourself out of a bad mood

Feeling down? You can lift yourself up!

We all have bad days; we all experience unhappiness…this is a normal part of being a human being!

But the good news is that there are things we can all do to pick ourselves up and return to happiness again. Want to know what you can do? 

Check out these 10 happiness and mood boosting tips from ThoughtCatalog

We all have days where we just seem to wake up on the clichéd wrong side of the bed. Here are some activities to try and pull you out of that bad mood and put a smile on your face.

1. Get out doors

Sometimes it can feel incredibly nice to sit at home under a blanket and forget about the world when we’re having a bad day. But this often makes the problem worse. If the very walls that surround you seem to trap the problems in with you and bounce around your heads like a child that has had too much candy, it’s a sign that you need to get out of that room. Get outside, into the fresh air, and around others and you’ll be surprised how soon you forgot about your problems.

2. Do something physical

Physical activity releases the feel-good hormone endorphin. Endorphins are natural hormones that are released when we do physical exercise and that makes the individual euphoric. Use your body’s natural chemicals to your own benefit. Go for a run, or a walk, or put music on in your house and dance like no one is watching.

3. Engage in visualization

Sit somewhere quiet and comfortable. Close your eyes. Breathe in and out a couple times. Now picture yourself in a favorite location. It can be real or fictitious. Perhaps you are in the deep forest sitting under a tree, or perhaps you are lazing in the sun on a Mexican beach, but wherever you choose, make sure you are imagining yourself happy and comfortable. Note the details of your imaginary place. Are you by yourself or with others? What does the ground beneath you feel like? What does the place smell like? Are there any animals, bugs, or vegetation there? Whatever you decide make sure the place is detailed and that you remain happy and comfortable there. Taking yourself somewhere that makes you happy, even if it’s only in your imagination, can do wonders for your mood…

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