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10 Ways to Boost Your Mood, Like, Right Now

10 Ways to Boost Your Mood, Like, Right Now

With a little effort, you can boost your 心情 and make yourself feel 快乐 – or happier.

But, sometimes, you lack 激励 when feeling down.

Luckily, we’re here to help. And the best part?

These tips and tricks work instantly.

But First, Reflect on Your Feelings

情感 come and go, but they always mean 一些东西.

Are you feeling unhappy? Well, there’s likely a reason why.

练习 自我反省 allows you to investigate your emotional world, paving the way to understanding. But to really control your emotions – they first need to be understood.

Pay attention to your feelings. Let them flow their natural course.

Whatever’s bothering you, focus on it. Learn from it.

And if you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, you’re in the right place.

1 • Get Up and Get Moving

Simply standing up is one of the best ways to improve your mood.

Get out of bed. Get out of that chair. And get moving.

No, you don’t need to run a marathon (unless you want to).

Some light stretching and maybe a short workout will do wonders for your spirit.

Even a 15-minute walk outside can be an instant mood-lifter.

2 • Fake a Smile

Although this gets mixed results, it’s worth trying.

Fake a smile for a minute or two – but try to really mean it.

Tell yourself you’re 快乐. Think it. And manifest it through sheer will.

Faking a smile can trick your brain and instantly lift your mood.

Make it even better by straightening your back and squaring your shoulders.

A good posture directly manifests a good mood.

3 • Sleep or Take a Nap

Sleeping isn’t just a time skip. Waking up gives birth to a 新你.

You declutter your mind. You feel refreshed.

And if you were feeling angry, you probably no longer feel that way.

You’re more at 和平, 头脑清楚, and ready for any challenge.

But, sometimes, it can be so hard to convince yourself to go to sleep.

And it’s even more challenging when dealing with 强烈的情感.

So, find a way to see through the fog and the haze. Cling to 原因.

4 • Talk to a Friend

And, no, we don’t mean just talking about any old thing.

Tell your friend how you 真的 feel. Pour your heart out.

Let them empathize with you and connect with your pain.

A good friend can instantly lift your mood and, sometimes, offer 建议.

They’re there for you. So, don’t hesitate to give them a call.

And always make sure to check up on your friends, too.

5 • Listen to Music (And Dance!)

Music is 强大的. It heals wounds, lifts moods, and inspires.

There’s really no limit as to what music can achieve.

So, when you need a pick-me-up, it’s the obvious choice.

There’s music for just about any mood.

And if you’re up for it, move your body, too. Start 舞蹈 to the groove.

Moving your body in rhythm to the music is practically synonymous with 快乐.

6 • Take a Hot Shower

Sometimes, a hot shower is really all you need.

For many, it’s a mental reset, a brief escape from 压力焦虑.

The water can wash your worries away and make you feel good again.

It’s an instant recipe for 安心.

And that’s without mentioning the physical benefits.

And why showering is essential to every 自我保健自爱 routine.

7 • Meditate to Declutter Your Thoughts

冥想 isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – but it can be.

这需要 练习, but even the first time can feel rewarding.

Meditation is a great way to destress and reorganize your mind.

So, if you’re 不知所措, we highly recommend giving it a shot.

But there are various meditations to try. So, it’s best to do your research.

Find what aligns with your personality.

For some, mindfulness exercises更多 beneficial than meditation.

And for others, it’s 瑜伽 that can make a real difference.

8 • Count Your Blessings

Anyone who’s ever been happy will tell you that 感激之情 is the key to happiness.

Gratitude cultivates a life-loving mindset and manifests joy.

So, when you’re down, count your blessings.

Notice the good things you already have going on.

Most of the time, we neglect these things. For some, it’s friends and family. For others, it’s their job. But you can be grateful for the little things, too, and create your happiness there.

9 • Train Your Willpower


Now, this sounds more like work, but work is always rewarding.

Getting something done feels good. That’s why going to the gym helps.

But how do you train your 意志力?

Well, it’s a lifelong journey, but here’s a little tip. 从小处着手.

Let’s say, you’re lying in your bed right now, reading this.

Convince yourself to get up and do a few pushups.

Or get up and go to the kitchen just to turn the lights on and off.

Don’t feel like it? Perfect. That’s how you train your willpower.

By doing the things you don’t feel like doing.

10 • Do Something – Anything

The best way to lift your mood is to keep yourself busy.

Sometimes, yes, life sucks.

And the more you think about how much life sucks, the more it will suck.

So, keep yourself busy. Go back to your 嗜好. Cook. Take a 开步.

Do anything, really, to have something to look back on at the end of the day.

Do this and you will always go to bed feeling 骄傲 的自己。

Wrapping Up

So, this is how you boost your 心情 and cultivate a 积极的态度.

It takes but a few minutes to make a real difference in your daily life.

Never pass on an 机会 to make yourself a little happier.


  1. Healthline
  2. One Medical
  3. CNET