5 easy lifestyles changes to improve your mood effortlessly

It’s normal to feel a bit under the weather once in a while. 

Without the downs, the ups that life brings us would feel pretty boring anyway. But it doesn’t mean you should do nothing about them either.

Here are our 5 easiest lifestyle changes you can start implementing today to make these natural lows feel a little bit higher.

8 hours of sleep a day keeps the doctor away

Probably no one said it exactly like that. But that doesn’t mean it’s not true. 

Sleeping is one of the best remedies for a lot of things. And that includes your mood. 

When you are tired, it’s easy to feel that everything is against you: 

  • You are easily irritated
  • You are not patient
  • Everything requires more effort
  • It takes you longer to do simple things
  • Your stress level increases

So when you are tired, do yourself a favor and hit the sack instead of tiring yourself even more.

Go on plane mode

Yes, in 2020, technology is everywhere. 

You probably have your phone in your pocket, in your hand, or by your side as you are reading this.

Don’t worry, there is no need to go cavemen style to enjoy some peace of mind. But you can easily make your phone work for you rather than you being its slave. 

Here are a few examples of what you can do:

  • Remove notifications on apps where you don’t need them: you will feel a lot less overwhelmed.
  • Put your phone away. Working, talking to your friends, or even eating are all activities we used to do without phones a few years ago. You can do it too.
  • Block apps and websites you are addicted to during working hours. Get these dopamine reward systems in the right order.

Human beings were not made to look at screens all day long. So don’t do it.

Listen to your emotions

Everyone has things that trigger them, whether they are conscious of them or not.

If you feel ugly after going on Instagram, sad after watching the news, or empty after spending 6 hours binging series on Netflix, here is the best part: you don’t have to continue. 

Sometimes to feel better all you have to do is be a bit more self-conscious and do nothing.

So know what triggers you. And avoid it. Or embrace it. Whichever makes you happy.

Eat well

We are not advocating you to take radical diets that can be incredibly frustrating, stressful, and hard to follow. So let’s stick with what is easy.

The key is simply to focus on what you eat and what they bring to your body.

For instance, carbs cause sugar highs that are always followed by sugar lows. And no one is feeling great on a sugar low.

Know how each ingredient makes your body react. Do you want more proteins to build muscles, fibers for your digestion, or nutrients that will stimulate your hormones?

Once you are aware of what you need, it’s incredibly easy to find menus and ingredients that fit you. You can even enhance their benefits with some complements or mood chews.

Talk to your friends and family

Friends and family are a natural mood booster. Instead of browsing social media to check out the life you don’t live with people you will never know, talk with relatives you actually care about.

Improving your mood is not a destination, it’s a journey. You can start implementing these 5 pieces of advice today and get on the path.

How about you? What are your favorite ways to improve your mood effortlessly?

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