If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably always searching for simple ways to boost your mood. And if you’re not, then you probably should be, because bad days happen to everybody. The fact is, life periodically gets weird for all of us, and our emotional state can negatively affect everything from our relationships to our overall health and wellbeing. No matter how emotionally and mentally stable you are, you can’t always predict when things like low serotonin activity and rough breakups will try to mess with your brain. And if you struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or some other mood disorder, then it’s particularly important to learn how to trick yourself into feeling good.
Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to feel happier quickly, and most of them are free and easy. Of course, it goes without saying that eating well and drinking plenty of water is an important part of maintaining overall health and happiness — but did you know that looking through old photo albums can boost your mood, too? Even weirder, paying bills and postponing major life decisions can effectively turn your frown upside down as well.
On that note, here are seven simple ways to boost your mood right now. You’re welcome!