Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to Improve Your Mood

So, we've all had our days, right? I know I have. Sometimes you feel "blue" or "cranky". There are some things you can try to fix that on your own. I know they've helped me!
The Steps:
1. Take deep, calming breaths. It's amazing what breathing will do...besides letting you live, taking deep breaths is proven to improve your health and mood.
2. Take St. John's Wort. This can be in pill form or tea form. I go with the Yogi tea form. While waiting for it to cool down a little, you can take your deep breaths :)

3. Take a walk. Get outside! Get fresh air! Blow off some steam!
4. Have a square of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has the least impact on your blood sugar level and it is more likely to satisfy your craving for chocolate in small doses. The contents in chocolate also contain antioxidants and flavanoids, which relax blood pressure. Dark chocolate is good for your heart! Sounds good, right?

5. Listen to some tunes. Even if you just put one ear bud in, it should help increase your productivity and lift your spirits. Try Miike Snow "Animal", Ingrid Michaelson "Be OK", A Fine Frenzy "Bomb in a Birdcage", Beyonce "Single Ladies", Estelle "American Boy", MGMT "Kids", Phoenix "Lasso"...........to name a few.
6. Take a stretch break. Even if you don't stand on your head (which also increases blood flowing to the brain), do some form of stretching.
7. If none of that works...take a nap :) I usually find that upon waking up, I feel much more refreshed and ready to face life's challenges. I know some people who nap in their cars during lunch!!
Any of that help?? What do you do??


  1. Thank you for this post, it came into my inbox at just the right time! I have these days ALL the time. I was also told to drink A LOT of water.

  2. bump the beats!!


  3. i improve my moods with McAllister's Sweet Tea!

  4. Dude. I'm drinking the Yogi tea too, but 'Ginseng Vitality' (Ginseng does all kinds of stuff, but I like it because its supposed to inhance mood/energy. There's no caffeine too) Go Yogi!


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