8 Ways to Make Your Day Better
1) Clean Up
I know the last thing we want to do on a bad day is clean, but the next time you’re feeling in a bit of a rut try tidying up. A messy environment creates more stress so cleaning up your area will help to make your environment a wee bit better.
2) Have a snack Cranky?
Have something to eat. You don’t need to go out and spend a fortune, but grab something small like an apple or some hummus and crackers. You might just be moody because of low blood sugar.
3) Take a walk Go for a breather!
Clear your mind! Whatever is bothering you is bound to boil over when you’re out in the fresh air. Take a tour around your neighborhood and treat yourself to the sites like you would a tourist. Take the time to admire your favorite local places.
4) Smell a lemon
Both lemon and lavender have shown to reduce anxiety in humans. There’s just something about these scents that calm us down and help clear out our minds. Next time try slicing up fresh lemon and putting it into your water. Or, grab a handful of lavender and hang it up to dry in the kitchen.
5) Turn up the music If you’re at home, turn up the stereo.
Playing loud music has been shown to alleviate stress in some adults. Better yet, sing along! Singing releases endorphins that make you feel good from the inside out.
Exercising is probably the best thing you can possibly do if you’re feeling down in the dumps. A good workout will have you breathing better, feeling stronger, and standing up taller. There are so many health benefits to regular exercise, not to mention how great your body will look! In addition to all the physical benefits, exercising releases powerful endorphins into your body that make you feel fantastic.
7) Meditate Breathe in, breathe out.
Meditating for only 10 minutes or so a day can have amazing effects on your mental state. Take some time alone with your thought, giving yourself some much needed time to process the day’s events. Regulated breathing will also calm the mind and body.
You’d be surprised at how many good things will happen to you if you just smile. Try looking a stranger in the eyes and giving them a little grin on your morning commute. You’re brightening someone else’s day, so you’re bound to get good karma in return.
Source : r20s