Sometimes, life passes by so fast that it feels like we have been sitting in a moving car and watching life sliding by the side. Our life has started to become so influenced by the people around us that we forget about all those factors that bring us joy and morbid. Instead, we try and mould ourselves according to what is expected of us. We keep jumping from one obligation to another. We start to feel like we are in a rut.
But what is important to understand is, how essential a role our mental health plays in the day to day decision making. Even the smallest of the decision we make is influenced by what mood surpasses us at that time. A bad mood clouds a person’s judgment and also effect the logical reasoning.
Here are some ways that might help you to keep yourself sane and cheerful in this only increasingly competitive world.
- Spending some time with nature: Spending some time outdoors in the fresh air helps to relieve anxiety and stress and also boosts happiness and wellbeing. Alongside it also helps to fight diseases as nature tends to absorb the harmful chemicals that are present in the air.
- Keep a diary: penning down whatever goes on in your mind is a very effective way to release stress and uplift one’s mood. It is said that one learns from their past experiences. It is more like talking to a therapist and pouring your heart out. This has proven to be an instant mood buster.
- Meditation: it is a good exercise to lay your hands on if one wants to calm their mind. It is better to carry out mediation in the open, under the blue sky around our green friends. It is sitting at one place a concentrating on petty movements like that of your lungs when you breathe in and out. Like the movement of your diaphragm. It also helps to enhance one’s level of concentration.
- Listening to cheerful music: it is definitely a very good source of entertainment, but along with that, it also helps you to be healthier. It helps us to feel more grounded and aligned. Groovy music often wants us to move, inspiring us to dance, which is a type of exercise. Thus it tends to have an impact on us that is long-lasting.
- Laugh a little: as it has been proven, laughter created a chemical called the dopamine in our brains; this chemical is responsible for uplift one’s mood. Laughter also increases our body’s capacity to take more oxygen, and that this cools down stress that we go through.
- Eat Healthily: Eating well does serve to mental health. A well-balanced diet points towards having more nutrients will help you fight depression and anxiety, and it will also contribute towards a fit body and lifestyle.
- Smile: putting on a smile, even if it is forced, can lead to an immediate flood of endorphins. These chemicals are released with the movement of muscles in the face, which means that endorphins are released even when your heart is not in it. They improve one’s overall happiness and reduce stress by triggering the stress-reducing hormones.
- Try Workout – Try out a moderate – to high intensity work out like a lively 30-minute walk, a Pilates class, or even perhaps a match of tennis. For a fix that’ll remain together with you, proceed for everyday actions it’s possible to sustain, as an everyday lower-intensity walk.
As said by Dr. Helgo Schomer, “A bad mood shuts down the brain’s activity, and we stop listening.” Therefore, a positive mood every day is imperative.