Negative moods happen when situations in life occur that cause stress and emotional roller coasters. Sometimes surrounding yourself by people and public places during challenging times can make you feel worse than you are already. To help ease your sour mood and bring a bit of stress relief and happiness back into your life, try using the tips below.
Tip #1: Aromatherapy Bath
Taking a hot bath using aromatherapy bath soaks in the scents of citrus, peppermint or eucalyptus can relieve tension and ease negative thoughts and feelings away while the warm water relaxes the body.
Tip #2: Sipping on Herbal Tea
Whenever your feeling physical and mental stresses it is time to take a time out and sip on a calming cup of herbal tea. Herbal teas such as lemon lavender, honey lemon ginger, licorice root, chamomile, peppermint, lemon balm, passionflower, valerian root or green tea with lemon ginseng and honey are helpful. They contain natural sedative properties that bring calmness to the body and the mind. Most importantly, they contain adaptogens, which helps the body cope with stresses in a positive way.
Tip #3: Connect with Mother Nature
Simply adventuring out onto a trail or taking a peaceful walk through the woods or near a waterfront can bring healing the mind. Even sitting on the ground look up at trees is a positive way to find relief from every day stresses that causes you too feel down in the dumps. When you connect with Mother Nature, it helps you feel connected to the entire universe. Feeling connected to the universe can help you realize that whatever is occurring is only temporary just like the storms that occur here on Earth.
Tip #4: Rose Essential Oil
Whenever you are feeling blue, roses will do. Rose essential oil contains healing properties that help reduce stress and anxieties as well as promote happiness. Simply dapping a little bit of the oil around your wrist, neck and earlobes can help tremendously. You can even add a few drops of the oil into a hot bath and relax in it until you feel a bit better.
Tip #5: Happy Colors
Surrounding yourself with warm happy or calming colors such as yellows, blues, greens and violets can promote a sense of calmness and togetherness. Being calm and together helps your mind stay clearer so you can handle the stress of life a bit easier.
Tip #6 Visit a Favorite Place
Sometimes all we ever need to lift a negative mood and bring peace and happiness back into our life is a break by simply visiting our favorite place. Visiting a favorite place can help bring clarity to the mind and healing to the body. It can help use get back on track and focused so we can tackle every day life again.
Tip #7 Write it All Out
One of the best ways to relieve anger, sadness and confusion from the heart and mind is to write everything you feel out on paper. If you don’t have a piece of paper or a pen, just type it out on your tablet or laptop instead. Getting it all out helps bring calmness back into the mind and the heart.
Tip #8 Deep Breathing
Anytime your world is spinning out of control and your ready to scream or cry, just scream or cry and then take deep breathes. Breathing helps promote relaxation and calming feelings.
Tip #9 Exercise
An excellent natural mood booster is exercising. You can go running, swimming, practice yoga or lift weights. Exercising helps release happy hormones to help you feel good inside and out.
Tip #10 Eat Chocolate
When all other mood boosters fail to work for you eat dark chocolate. Chocolate helps release that feel good feeling and might even make you feel a little e bit silly. Eating chocolate on a regular basis can even help keep stress under control and keep you feeling energized.
End Notes for Lifting Your Spirits
When it comes to lifting yours spirits and keeping you happy, you have to do what makes you happy. If you are not, it is time to make some life changes so you can feel good inside and out as often as possible.
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