10 Instant Mood Boosters

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Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

I wish I was a perfect, happy girl every second of the day who never has any doubts or worries.  A girl who never is sad, or seen with a frown on her face.  However I’m a person, and not a robot, so it’s safe to say there will be days that I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, just like everyone else does.   Today was one of those days, and after rolling over and catching another hour of sleep and still waking up grumpy, I was determined not to stay in a funk any longer!  So I decided to write a list of things that could instantly put me in a better frame of mind, and make me feel better.  A list of mood boosters!  Hopefully some of these will help you if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed too.  I’m already having a much better day.  

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

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1. Take a Shower.  I always associate taking a shower with getting ready and beginning a new day.  So even if you’ve already been up for a few hours, taking a shower can lift your mood.  You can “restart” you day and turn it into a good one.  Think of it like washing away all the negativity.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

2. Clean your apartment (this Includes doing the dishes).  If you clean your apartment, you’ll be happier.  I promise.  You’ll be able to find anything you need quickly and easily.  You won’t have to step over piles of things on the floor (be honest… sometimes it gets that messy, I know).  You’ll look around and see space – clean, happy space.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

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3. Put on a pretty outfit.  If you look pretty, you’ll feel better about yourself.  Put on something with bright sunny colors.  Throw on your favorite bracelet, or do something fun with your makeup, or both – go all out!  If you feel good about your appearance, other good feeling will follow.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

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4. Think about the things you’re grateful for.  Making a list of things you’re grateful for is hard when you feel kind of crappy.  I save this for after I’ve done a few other mood boosters first.  But then, when you’re starting to feel better think of all the wonderful things you have in your life.  Even if you’re not exactly where you want to be in life, there are still so many wonderful things in your world, I know it!  You might not have your dream job, or apartment, but there are other things to be grateful for – having clean water to drink, a roof over your head a close friend or family member, etc.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

5. Make a plan for the day.  One of the best ways to overcome unhappiness is to make a list of things to do to keep yourself busy.  If you’re filling the day with lots of tasks and activities you’ll be really productive (which will make you feel great) AND you won’t have any time to dwell on negative emotions.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

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6. Do something that brings you joy.  I don’t know what it is for you, maybe it’s drawing, or reading a chapter of your favorite book, maybe it’s painting your nails or making a fashion collage.  For me it was writing this blog post.  Writing here and sharing these tips with you brings me joy.  I hope you enjoy them too!

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

7. Find some sunshine.  Open your windows and let the light in.  Let the breeze blow your curtains around and bring in the smells of summer.  Go outside and take a walk around your neighborhood, listen to the birds chirping and stare at the sky.  If you let sunshine into your life, there’s no way you can stay sad!

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

8. Exercise.  It’s no secret that exercise creates endorphins.  Plus, you’ll feel better about yourself (can we say hello dream body!?), and when you feel good about yourself that happiness touches other parts of your life too.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

9. Eat something healthy.  Make a gourmet sandwich loaded high with produce, or throw some beans and veggies together with a little olive oil for a raw “pasta-less” salad.  If you feed your body well, you’ll be feeding your mind well too.

Don't you hate it when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I do! And when I wake up grumpy, I go straight to my list of 10 instant mood boosters.

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10. Smile.  Even if you’ve gotta fake it till you make it, you will get back to happiness.  Smiling will trick your mind into thinking you’re already happy, even if you’re not.  A little positivity goes a long way!

Hopefully these 10 instant mood boosters will make you day a little better.  Do you have a favorite tip to make yourself feel better when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  Please share it in the comments below!  

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4 thoughts on “10 Instant Mood Boosters

    1. Jess Post author

      I’m glad you like the article! And thank you so much, I just finished decorating that room and I call it my “creative space”. I love fluffy pillows, and that space is just filled with them! :)

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