Every now and again we all can get irritated or moody, I wouldn’t say this is a daily occurrence for me but occasionally I have a bad day and need to boost my happiness levels! So, with this in mind I want to talk about the ways to turn that frown upside down! (I apologise for the bad humour)
Fitness releases endorphins that increases your happiness levels. Get yourself up and out of the house, go for a run or even a walk with a beautiful scenic view. Taking in fresh air does wonders for your health and improves you mood. I personally love to take long walks around Wollaton Park in Nottingham, enjoying the wildlife and people watching, oh I do love to people watch.
2. Pamper yourself
I’m not saying you need to go for a Spa day but it wouldn’t hurt aye? Doing little things at home like painting your nails, putting a face mask on or going for a hot bath will help you relax.
3. Eat some good food
Good food can make you feel great from the inside out, try and stick to the healthier options but if all else fails then fill the void with a pizza, a sweet treat or one of your favourite foods.
4. Do something that makes you happy
When I feel down in the dumps, doing what I love always puts me in a better mood. I either go Pole Dancing, walking, practice my acting or blogging. Doing a bit of what you love can improve your mood straight away.
5. Get dressed
When you stay in bed all day you can feel lazy and unproductive, try getting up, having a shower and putting clothes on. You’ll be surprised how this can help.
6. Treat yourself
Sometimes all you need is to treat yourself. It doesn’t need to be anything expensive like a new iPhone but a new lipstick or pair of shoes can give you the little boost of happiness you need. Although throwing money at a problem doesn’t make it go away but it gives you a little distraction and puts your mind at ease for a short while.
7. See friends or family
When I’m feeling blue I love to see my best friend or sister, we go for a walk or catch up over a hot chocolate to talk which helps me move past the issue.
8. Watch a movie or read a book
Sometimes all you need to do is have some alone time, so grab a cup of tea and curl up on the sofa to watch your favourite movie or read a book. A few of my favourite movies to watch are Alice in Wonderland, The Devil Wear Prada and Romeo and Juliet.