Try These Tips To Boost Your Mood...
I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s been a really long winter, followed by the rainiest spring I can remember! If you’re like me and are longing for warmer temps and the mood boosting effects of summer sunshine you may want to consider some of my fave tips and tricks to bring the positive vibes.
Not just reserved for a holiday in October, giving thanks through gratitude journalling or a simple gratitude meditation is a sure fire way to fill your cup with positive vibes. I like to start each day with a moment or two to set an intention and appreciate what I have - often this results in appreciating simple things - the pretty pattern of rain drops on the window pane can help lift spirits despite the soggy weather.
Invigorate - Don’t Over Caffeinate!
While I do love to start my day with a frothy vegan bulletproof coffee, drinking too many mugs of java can leave me jittery and and in a bit of a brain fog. While I ‘m not planning on giving up my morning hit anytime soon, I have some favourite non caffeinated bevvies to get me through the afternoon. An easy and frugal choice is H2O with chlorophyll added - I choose the mint flavoured liquid and find it a refreshing way to stay hydrated and keep energized. I also like a low sugar kombucha or a mushroom elixir to stave off the afternoon slump.
I’ve found that my twice daily walks to and from my son’s school are actually a great time to be present and connect with nature, and I find this interaction to be quite uplifting. The key is keeping my phone tucked away for the duration so that I can focus on life’s little miracles - baby birds singing, new buds on the trees, the sunrise spreading through the sky. I also find that tending to my condo plants is quite meditative, whether it’s watering, pruning, or simply noticing new buds and shoots.
I’m up for exercise in almost any form, and while the mood boosting effects of a calming yoga class or a sweaty workout are wonderful, even a simple neighbourhood walk can do wonders to boost my mood. Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery and some fresh air to shift a stale perspective and restore my energy.