I don’t know about you but all of this rainy weather really does effect my mood and it ain’t good. Rain may be fabulous for the flowers but for me I prefer warm sunny days over wet rainy ones so I have thought of and tried some tricks of the trade to naturally elevate your mood. Pick and choose which ones you want to give a try depending on your lifestyle, personality, and risk taking ability. It ain’t rock science but it could be something you haven’t thought of…
Wake Up Extra Early
I know what you are thinking, “No way!” Trust me this really works, pushing yourself to wake up a little earlier then usual actually does elevate your mood. Fit in a cup of coffee, a warm shower (mixed with a cold burst at the very end), a quick 15 minute workout (stretches and yoga at home), and your more then ready for your day. This simple morning routine is easy to do and it will instantly put you in a better mood despite the rain. All you have to do is give yourself an extra 30 minutes and you will start to caught yourself whistling while on your commute to work.
Yup! This a natural mood elevator so grab your special honey and rock each other’s worlds a few more times a week then usual. I’m not here to talk about sex but if you are age appropriate and you do have that “special someone” or that “right now” person, after you will feel a rush of good mood hormones go straight to your brain and that silly grin will appear on your face. Take a look at this article by a doctor on the subject if you want to educate yourself further.
Take Time Out To Enjoy
We are all different so we have little special things we enjoy doing that makes us happy. Take that time out today or during the week to do that, whether your are trying to inspire people through writing on social media (like me!), reading some of your book you haven’t picked up in a while, treating yourself to your favorite meal, going to the movies (my favorite thing to do on a rainy day), whatever you want to do. Happiness is something you have to work on so do something that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling on a cloudy gloomy Wednesday.
Make Someone’s Day Today
This is a very easy thing to accomplish, just do something nice for someone else. There are a million small things that matter to people everyday and it is not hard to try, just look around and seize an opportunity. I was on the train and I had a few extra dollars on hand, so I gave it to a hungry father and son asking people for help. It was something very small and simple but I got a smile from both father and son while the father said, “thank you and God bless”. I smiled back and said, “Good luck”, and it made me feel good. This is just one small example of something you can do, you don’t have to give anyone money. Other simple things you can do that doesn’t require a cent are: letting someone skip you in line today, complimenting someone to make them feel good, give your seat up to someone who can use it more then you on your commute home, help an old lady with her bags, there are a million things you can do to make someone else’s day brighter while elevating your mood too. Smiles and good deeds mixed with kindness is contagious!
Please go out there today with a happy outlook on life and spread the love. You don’t always need a cocktail or a small blue pill to enhance your mood. Bad moods can really be turned into good ones it just takes some helpful little tricks, a little faith, and some tweaking to your everyday routine. Comment and share some helpful, natural tricks you do that turns your frown upside down.