You may be feeling the seasonal blues or maybe you’ve just had a crappy day. Either way, there are quick ways you can instantly boost your mood. Here are five tips to feel good in five minutes! Do these tips every day and see a difference immediately!
Make a list of everything you are grateful for. It could be two things or 10, just as long as you write something you have an appreciation for. For instance, did you favorite barista greet you with a bright smile this morning? Write that down. Anything, big or small counts. The more you find things to be thankful for the more things to be thankful for will come into your life. Trust me!
Breathe in fresh air while gazing at the sun either standing outside or looking through your window. All you need is a few minutes (preferably more, but a few minutes will do) of natural light a day to get energized and feeling good! Exposure to the sunlight is said to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. This lovely hormone is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.
Stretch your body. It’s as simple as raising your arms over head and down to your toes, and a few neck rolls to get the blood flowin’ and the stress movin’ out! Wake up 15 minutes early to do some light stretching before you head out the door.
Meditate for a minute or two and if you have more time, do it for longer! Anyone can meditate; it is not as intimidating as you may think. Find a quiet spot or somewhere that no one can disturb you, close your eyes and start to focus on your breath. Breathe in and out through your nose. Let any thoughts that come through, come and go. Keep returning your attention to your breath. Do this daily and you will definitely begin to see positive results from it. I promise!
Guest Blog Post: Denise Del Russo
Training minds, and changing bodies!