Want to improve your mood in the morning? (Tweet this)
In general what’s your mood in the early morning hours? Did you know that your mood in the early morning hours usually sets the tone for the entire day? When your day starts smoothly, you feel more relaxed and more prepared to face whatever the day brings you. But when things are already rough and bumpy even before you start getting dressed for the day, it is highly that you’ll be grumpy all day long even until bedtime.
For sure there are a few hassles that cannot be avoided. But there are certain things you can do in the morning hours that can enhance your mood. So here are tips on how to get your mood rising like the morning sun.
5 Ways to Improve Your Mood
1. Do one “spoil me” thing. (Tweet this)
To get yourself excited for the day, think of at least one nice thing you can do for yourself for the day and then actually do it. Spoiling yourself a little is not such a bad thing what with all the hard work you have been doing. The very thought of spoiling yourself can effectively improve your mood since you start feeling excited.
2. Have a well-balanced meal for breakfast. (Tweet this)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For sure you have heard this before. Eating a nutritious breakfast such as oatmeal or toast with peanut butter gives you a nutritious mix of complex carbs and proteins which will last you until lunch time. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to sweeten the deal. A study actually found out that cinnamon may improve your mood and alertness. Having a moderate dose of caffeine about two cups of coffee can also boost your mood and mental sharpness according to a research.
3. Enjoy the fresh air. (Tweet this)
Walk out your door and enjoy a physical activity outdoors. According to researchers, performing any physical activity outdoors even for just 5 minutes can enhance one’s mood and self-confidence. Those who live near a body of water such as a lake, river, or waterfall are luckier since exercising near water actually heightens the effects of green exercise or simply exercising outdoors.
4. Enjoy Mother Nature’s sweet melody. (Tweet this)
Birds chirping in the morning, the sound of running water, and other melodies of nature can actually help relieve stress. It’s quite hard to hear Mother Nature’s tune when you live in a busy city. But listening to recorded sounds of nature can have the same effects.
5. Keep your focus on feeling good. (Tweet this)
If you want to feel good, you have to focus on feeling good. Take a few deep breaths in the morning and make that decision to feel good for the day. Remind yourself to just breathe and respond mindfully to whatever frustrating obstacles or situations the day brings. All throughout the day you should take the time to take at least five deep breaths and remind yourself that today you have decided to feel good.
These are just 5 of the things to help improve your mood and keep you feeling good the entire day.
Do you have other tips that can do the same? Share your thoughts by dropping a comment!
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