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How To Improve Your Mood and Cheer Up When You’re Spiraling

You don't have to suffer through a bout of negativity and despair. Instead, you can instantly turn things around with these tips to brighten your mood!
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Everyone gets their mood stuck on negativity sometimes. That’s why it’s best to learn ways to break free from this mindset and turn things around in your favor!

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Here are some tips for you to improve your mood fast:

Brighten your mood by thinking about how lucky you are

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Photo by Marcelo Chagas from Pexels

Life isn’t perfect but wouldn’t that be boring if it was? You might be going through a rough time right now, but look around you and realize how lucky you are. Things could be much worse. Some people are living in horrible situations right now. So, consider yourself fortunate for everything and every person in your life. Smile because you are loved, and your life is precious.

Take a free class online.

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Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Instead of wasting brainpower on worries, regrets, or gloomy thoughts, focus on something useful like learning.

Learning new things will give you a sense of genuine accomplishment. It’s sure to brighten your mood. Sign up for an engaging online class from Teachable or Coursera. Or why not get fancy and take a free course from Harvard or Stanford?

Call a light-hearted friend

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Photo by Yan Krukov from Pexels

Talking with an optimistic friend is a fantastic way to change your mood. They’ll get your mind off of whatever is bothering you and on to better things.

Plan something fun to look forward to

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Photo by ArtHouse Studio from Pexels

Having something special to anticipate can make you feel excited and happy. But if you never plan anything to look forward to, then you might feel unmotivated and bored. It doesn’t have to be expensive; a simple outing can make all the difference.

Pamper yourself

Pamper yourself to improve your mood.
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Your mood could be sinking because you’ve neglected yourself. So, take some time to do something nice. Your mood will skyrocket after you’ve treated yourself like royalty. You deserve it and you don’t have to break the bank. A simple bubble bath might be exactly what you needed to lift your spirits.

Drink some water

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Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

You might not realize that you’re dehydrated, but your brain notices! After all, it is 75% water. Even a slight drop in fluids will cause you to feel moody or tired. Recharge your energy and optimism by ensuring you get eight eight-ounce glasses of water daily.

You might just need a quick nap

Boost your mood with a nap.
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A lack of sleep can disrupt your mood. You might lash out at people for no reason because of it. So, take at least 15 minutes to revitalize your mind and body. You’ll be amazed at how good you feel afterward.

Watch your favorite comedy or feel-good movie

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Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Certain movies can instantly transport your thoughts to a better place. So, why not get your mind off of any drama and on to something carefree and funny?

Listen to your favorite music

Music will change your mood.
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Make a playlist of your all-time favorite songs and let them play. Music has the magical power to alter anyone’s mood instantly. So, combine these songs into a playlist to listen to any time you need a boost.

Step away from social media

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Photo by Josh Hild from Pexels

Social media can be so depressing and negative. Furthermore, it can drag you into the darkness, and soon you might end up believing and sharing harmful messages. I take long breaks from social media, and my mood naturally improves. Furthermore, I don’t feel the need to post pictures every time I leave the house. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone. Leave out social media and embrace your life for yourself.

Make someone laugh

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Photo by ELEVATE from Pexels

I think making someone else laugh is a better feeling than if I was laughing. Brightening others’ days fills me with joy. Try it out!

Create something cool

get creative to improve mood.
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Indulge in your artistic side, and you’ll find you’re feeling so much better. Studies show that using creativity can heal emotional pain and issues from the past

Here are some mood-enhancing creative activities to try:

  • Draw
  • Get an adult coloring book and color while watching cartoons
  • Write a silly short story
  • Get some clay and sculpt
  • Draw a blueprint of a room and rearrange the furniture
  • Make a cartoon flipbook

Dive into any creative activity you choose and explore as if you were a child again. Above all, have fun!

Read a book outside

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Photo by Sunsetoned from Pexels

Do you know of a peaceful outdoor place where you could sit and read a book? If not, you could go on a quest for one. This special spot is where you make yourself slow down and let go of your worries. 

Do something new in your town or city

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Photo by ArtHouse Studio from Pexels

Google things to do in your town and look for places you’ve never visited and activities you’ve never done. Then choose one and go. Even if you just go to a new park, the experience is sure to lift your spirits.

Go fishing with a friend

Fishing helps your mood.
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Fishing is an ancient tradition still in practice today. I’ve always enjoyed fishing. Whether I’m on a boat or on the dock, it’s always a relaxing, fun time. You and anyone you bring will need a fishing license before you head to the nearest lake and enjoy the change of scenery along with the occasional thrill of feeling a tug on your line.

 If you have a dog, it’d mean the world to them if you brought them. Also, it’d be extra special if you bring your kids or a niece or nephew. Usually, kids can fish without a license.

Fishing with a child.
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In short, everyone’s mood needs to be lifted from time to time. No one is blissfully happy 24/7, and that’s okay. It’d be pretty strange if they were. However, sometimes the negativity takes over everything and needs to be eliminated. Remember the above tips so you can use them during the low times.

You’ll brighten up your mood in no time!

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