Ways to Boost Your Mood


This worldwide scare is definitely not how any of us imagined the second half of the year to go. And although staying home and not being able to see your friends for a few months isn’t the worst thing to happen in history, it still is rough and scary not knowing what is going to happen next. So there may be lazy days, productive days, sad days, and any other kind of day you can think of. And that is okay, we are all just trying to adjust to this “new normal.” What my goal is, is to offer ways to boost your mood when you feel like you have a cloud of gray over your head.


Getting Outside

Getting sunshine is so very important for your body it allows you to get vitamin D, it will lower stress levels, heart rate, and blood pressure. 


Having a Dance Party

Put your headphones in, put your favorite songs on, and jump around, let loose, and before you know it you will be sweaty and an hour will have gone by. Not only is this exercise which releases endorphins which makes you happy, but you forget about what you’re feeling and you are in another lifetime. 


Embrace the stillness

Don’t be too hard on yourself, if you want to binge a new Netflix series or watch a movie and stay under your covers for a day, that is okay. Enjoy yourself, you deserve it.


Take a bath

Making a hot bath with candles, your favorite jams, and maybe some bubbles or a bath bomb while possibly applying a face mask is the epitome of relaxation of self-care. This is an immediate mood booster and a recipe for a good night’s sleep. 

Learn something new

Try a new recipe in the kitchen, learn the basics of a new sport, maybe learn a chord or two on an instrument, check out a workout video on youtube, or try a DIY. Just learning anything it doesn’t have to be school-related will get your mind off your gray mood and grow your skillset!

Everyone is having to deal with similar panic and insanity. But, know that you are not alone and if you are feeling like you are in a funk try one of these things and hopefully you will be able to have a better day.