Five-Minute Mood Boosters
Quick Fixes to Improve Your New Year
It’s a New Year with new opportunities! Let’s face it: We’d all like to be Marry Poppins cheerful, but the daily grind combined with bigger expectations and new years resolutions can make it feel as if our lives are only getting busier, not improving! Try these 15 under 5 minute methods to a happier you.
Use Essential Oils
Try Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Wintergreen, or Ginger. Used via topical or diffuser, remember to research the pureness of your oils and read up prior to use and applications of them.
Go for a walk, smell the fresh air, feel the wind on your face, place some leaves in your hand and enjoy the texture.
Have a mini art break, take out your camera or oil paints and create!
Send a funny text to someone.
Set Some Inspiration
Leave an inspiration quote on your phone or computer background.
Breathe and end with a smile.
Keep A Favorite Photo
Keep a favorite photo, art work, stuffed animal, or a motivational saying in a frame and change it up. Glance at it when you need a quick pick-me-up.
Listen to upbeat music.
Personalize Your Motivations
Write your three favorite things about your life right now on a sticky note and keep it close by. Having something to remind you why you do what you do can help adjust our attitude when difficulty comes our way.
Take a 'Fun' Break
Do a big belly laugh or dance to your favorite movement for a few minutes.
Take Five to Organize
Take five minutes to do something ahead of time, such as pick your outfit out the night before, so your mornings are a little less stressful.
Give Someone a Hug
Non-sexual touching is a necessary part of human interaction, and can help keep us upbeat and happy throughout the day! Take time to give someone you care about a hug.
Swap Coffee for Tea
Try swap anxiety-causing caffeinated coffee with some herbal tea to gain both aromatherapy and herbal benefits. Consider Lavender and Chamomile at night and Lemon or Ginger in the morning.
Drink an extra glass of water. Studies show that the root of food cravings, headaches, muscle cramps, and mood changes can sometimes be as simple as neglecting to drink enough water during the day
Write Down Your Worries
At the end of the day, jot down everything occupying your mind’s time throughout the day. Anything that’s been repeatedly bothering you or concerning you, jot down on a simple notepad and leave it there. Having your concerns out in the open helps your mind more easily let go of them, freeing it from having to subconsciously remind you every hour.
If you or someone you know needs more support during the new year, or would like to participate in creating attainable goals utilizing Life Coaching techniques, feel free to call me at (908) 268-0724 to set up an appointment.