A habit is a habitual practice of a person, animal or collectivity. A habit is a behavior carried out regularly, that is, repeated over time, that is learned, not innate and that requires little or no rational commitment. While healthy habits are all those behaviors that we have assumed as our own in our daily lives and that have a positive impact on our physical, mental and social well-being. They determine the presence of risk factors and/or protective factors for well-being.
If you want to be in a better mood, believe it or not, it might come down to your daily habits. Many habits you have are causing you to be in a bad mood, but others you can add to your routine to boost your mood and make you feel happier.
1- Start Your Day With Gratitude
Starting your day on a positive note can set the tone for the rest of the day: like getting up, having a good bath, doing your skincare routine, putting on your best perfume and make-up. Begin by practicing gratitude everyday helps you live lighter. Take a few moments in the morning to reflect on things you are grateful for in your life as you write in your gratitude journal. It could be as simple as a warm cup of coffee, a loving pet, or a supportive friend. This helps shift your focus from negativity to positivity and cultivates a positive mindset.
2- Move Your Body in a Joyful Way
Physical exercise is not only good for your physical health but also for your mental health. Engaging in regular physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood elevators. You don’t need to hit the gym for hours; even a short walk, a quick workout, or a simple stretching routine can help improve your mood and increase your energy levels. If you can’t exercise in the morning, do it in the evening like me. This will help you sleep better. You will feel a great relief when you put your head on your pillow.
3- Spend Time in Nature
Being outdoors has a magical way of making everyone much happier. Whether it is the fresh air, the vitamin D, or the sounds and smells, being in nature among the animals, trees, and flowers is a wonderful thing. If you like to walk in the morning and hope to see the sun, it is very good. I know that with the daily work, the kids, and the daily commitments it is difficult to fulfill this part. If you can’t do it in the morning, go and enjoy nature in the evening.
4-Hang Out With Friends
Try to spend more time socializing with friends! Even if you have a busy schedule, you can meet a friend for lunch once a week or go with a group of friends to brunch or a movie on the weekends. You need this extra time with others to just chat, spend time together, and have a little fun. Make this a weekly habit if you can.
5-Absorb Mood-Boosting Media
Try to pay attention to what you watch and listen to, and go for what always puts you in a good mood. Movies that make you laugh, television shows that bring you a sense of comfort and nostalgia, music that makes you want to dance. Stay away from anything on the social network that promotes violence, depression, suicide or sad news that does nothing to help to boost your good mood.
6-Enjoy Your Hobbies
Taking time for yourself and engaging in activities you enjoy is vital for boosting your mood. Make it a habit to pursue hobbies or activities that bring you joy and relaxation. It could be reading, painting, cooking, gardening, or anything else that you love. Also, prioritize self-care by practicing good hygiene, taking breaks, and doing things that make you feel good about yourself. Self-care is essential for maintaining a positive mindset and overall well-being.
Only you can handle your good mood. You have to know what makes you happy, what makes you sad. Keeping these things in mind will help you choose activities that will improve your mood on a daily basis.
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