If you’re feeling down or find yourself in a bit of a slump motivating yourself to snap out of it can be difficult. That said, just by taking a few small steps or changing some simple things in your routine could make all of the difference to your overall mood and wellbeing. Below you will find some tips to help you blow the cobwebs away and get you out of that funk you have been experiencing.
Have a quick tidy up
The phrase, clear space, clear mind can certainly ring true when it comes to your mood and wellbeing. If you spend all day at a busy cluttered desk or in a room that has piles of paperwork, toys, or other bits and pieces piling up around you it can adversely affect your mood. Try to spare even 5 minutes a day to clear up the space you are in. It will have a positive impact on your mood.
Get some fresh air
Getting out in the fresh air and (where you can) experiencing nature has been scientifically proven to help boost your mood. If you are feeling sluggish or a bit down making the effort to get out and about can have a real transformative effect on your mood, even if you don’t think it at the time. Try getting out for a walk or run to give those endorphins the boost they need.
Talk to someone
Loneliness or isolation are common culprits when it comes to feelings of unhappiness or low mood, which can then be exacerbated by the fact that you are ill-motivated to force yourself into a social setting. That said, the science is there to back this one up also. It has been proven that socializing and talking with others can have a huge impact on your mood. Try to find ways that you can incorporate a bit of added socializing into your day. Perhaps make time to call a friend or relative, sample chat lines, or join a local group to give you the opportunity to get out and meet new people.
Listen to music
The feel-good effects of music are widely understood. Music can help reduce anxiety and boost happiness. If you’re feeling down, get your favorite songs or feel-good music playing through your headphones and allow yourself to be transported into feelings of calm and perhaps even a happy nostalgia.
Ensure that you are getting enough sleep
Sleep is vitally important for your mood and wellbeing. If you do not get enough sleep it will leave you feeling groggy and downbeat. It can also affect your concentration levels and ability to stay focused and motivated during the day. In turn, this can then affect your sense of well-being and overall mood. To help keep you feeling fresh try to get at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep a night. This gives your body the chance to rest and recover from the day and to get prepared and ready and raring to go for the day ahead.