Reducing Stress

Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood


Everyone faces a bad mood from time to time. And the reasons for its occurrence can be difficult to determine. Usually, you feel that it appears from nowhere at all. This is not entirely true. In most cases, you simply do not understand its causes. The overall well-being of a person is influenced by external factors, such as the weather or a difficult day at work, or internal ones.

An example of this may be a deficiency within the body, which is necessary in the production of “the happiness hormone.” Whatever the various idealists and romantics say, the human body is a definite mechanism acting according to the laws of physics and biochemistry. Therefore, no matter what is currently responsible for your ailment, it is worth trying a few simple ways to eliminate it.

In this article, you will learn 9 easy ways to improve your mood.

Quickly improving your mood

1. Talk to somebody.

Improvement of well-being can be achieved by switching to other tasks and pleasant communication with others. The human is a social being. For proper functioning and peace of mind, they need other people. Even a short conversation, hugs and the presence of close people, in some cases, helps to eliminate the bad mood.

2. Contact with nature.

This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to improve your mood. The sunlight, the wind, the smell of the sea, touching tree barks or walking through the forest will definitely have a positive effect on you. And, if in this environment, you will be engaged in your favorite type of physical activity, your mood will improve even faster. It does not have to be any kind of sport – just a walk, a picnic or a dance. In such cases, positive changes in your mood arrive quite quickly – literally, in 20-30 minutes.


3. Get rid of routine.

Bad moods very often arise from the routine, from boredom, the repeat ability and predictability of everything that surrounds you. From time to time, it is worth changing the scenery, introducing something new. At the same time, that does not have to be expensive and spectacular. You can just try to do something that you have never done before and do not know how to do. For example, try to bake the first cake in your life. That really helps!

4. Smile to yourself and others.

Laughter positively affects the body and spirit. It improves the functioning of the diaphragm, increases the efficiency of the cardiovascular and respiratory system, and benefits your mood. Interestingly, even artificial, imaginary, purely mechanical laughter and a smile that will last long enough on your face will improve your state of health. It also stimulates the body to produce endorphins, which reduces stress. You can try to make funny faces in front of a mirror to get yourself to smile, for example. Emotional improvement is guaranteed.


5. Do your favorite things.

When you get sick, it should be treated immediately with pleasure. There are a lot of ways to implement such an idea. For some, this is a visit to a cosmetologist, others need to go shopping, watch a favorite movie or make an airplane model. We all need an individual approach. It’s important just to occupy yourself with something that you really like and focus on it completely.

6. Surround yourself with pleasant smells, sights and sounds.

An excellent way to improve your mood is to give the senses a pleasant time. Aromatherapy, relaxing music and a comfortable interior, decorated in appropriate colors, will help to do just that.

7. Try to take a nap.

A bad mood can be the result of fatigue or lack of sleep. In this situation, an ideal medicine for a quick recovery of the body is a short-term sleep. Create the necessary conditions and relax a little in silence and peace. A nap should not last less than 10 minutes and more than 30. As a result, fatigue disappears, and your intellectual and physical capabilities, which, perhaps, were responsible for your bad mood, improve.

8. Have sex.

It’s natural that a bad mood also comes from feelings of dissatisfaction. In such situations, sex can improve your well-being quickly and effectively. The hormones that are released in the body as the result of an orgasm guarantee a good mood.

9. Eat your favorite food.

If you do not abuse this method, then it can be used quite often, quickly and simply. For example, dark chocolate, in a reasonable amount, has a wonderful effect on your well-being. Such foods are able to stimulate the production of appropriate hormones and normalize mood.




Of course, there are many more ways to improve well-being. But here I listed all the basic principles when you redirect your attention from that which is unpleasant, negative and tiring to positive things that cause joyful feelings, which are attractive and create a positive mood. And it does not matter whether it is a physical or chemical way of influencing the body and consciousness.


What are some things you do to quickly improve your mood and lift your spirits?

Let me know in the comments below.





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  1. Karen says:

    Interesting article on how to improve your mood. I love to take a long walk with my dog when I’ve had a stressful day.
    Another great way to liven up your mood is to watch a comedy and just laugh. How about getting in touch with a loved one that you haven’t spoken with for a while. This always works.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Karen,

      Those are some great suggestions. Thank you for your input.

  2. Sophia says:

    I used to be a really moody person. I would use music and cigarettes to regulate my emotions, but that was when I was in my early twenties and didn’t have kids or responsibilities which allowed me the “luxury” I guess, to mope around and have a bad mood. You know what I mean? People who have bad moods usually have to suck it up, take it for what it is, and let it roll off their back because it can affect how their day goes if they go around voicing to everyone what a bad mood they are in… but I guess, these are all great and mature ways of dealing with a bad mood, I especially like the have sex one. Especially make up sex! A great way to get rid of those pent of emotions 🙂 Also a great way to work out after scarfing down a pint of ice cream in a fit of tears 😀 ( hey it happens! ) I have a one year old sons so I can’t afford to have any bad mood or tantrums so instead I have to do things like you suggest, go outside and walk around, talk to my mom or eat some snacks… it usually helps to remind myself that I have a beautiful son and he is my joy and I am blessed more than any bad mood can replace.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Sophia,

      Thank you for your insight. Having kids definitely changes most peoples perspectives on life in a positive way.

  3. Xiadani says:

    Lovely post! I have tried, personally, all of these methods, along with alone time in prayer, and eating whole foods.

    I’ve found that they all certainly help to enlighten my mood!

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder! And I will try not to indulge in chocolate next time 🙂

    Would you also recommend these ways for children? (EXCEPT NUMBER 8, OF COURSE)

    1. admin says:

      Hi Xiadani,

      All of these methods except for number 8 should work well for children as well as adults

  4. Cath says:

    Hi. This is a great article that can help many people when they become upset, for whatever the reason might be. I do make it a habit to do at least 4 of the things that you’ve mentioned.

    It was quite interesting and I believe that whoever reads this article can truly help him or herself without the need for pharmaceutical medications, but using natural methods when we feel upset. Thanks.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Cath,

      I am happy to hear that some of these methods work for you. Thank you for sharing.

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