Life is a gift and those who don’t enjoy it are committing a sin. We must live our life to the fullest no matter what the circumstances are. But, there are days when we don’t feel like talking to someone, going out or in other words functioning at all.
We should spend some alone time and do stuff that makes us happy and adds value to our life. There are so many things you can do that will lift up your spirits and put you in a better mood. You will feel like talking to humans again. Here is a list of such activities that you can do the next time you feel low.
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Oh! The most obvious and easy one. It is a scientific fact that good music lifts up your mood and is responsible for stimulating the brain chemicals. Research has proved that listening to music reduces anxiety, depression and improves your sleeping pattern.
So, next time you feel low grab your headphones and lift up your spirits.
2. Solo rides-
Going on a long drive is sometimes all only therapy you need. Get the windows down if you are in a car and let the wind play with your hair. Trust us you are gonna feel so refreshed after this.
3. Comedy shows-
They definitely make you forget about your ‘feeling so blue’ mood and make you laugh your heart out. Try giving it a shot, this is tried and tested by me and works well in my favour.
4. Play with your pet-
No matter if you are a dog person or a cat person this will cheer you up. This is a scientifically proven fact that your pet uplifts your mood. It improves your overall sense of well-being. Pets give your mood a much-needed boost.
5. Go shopping-
This works in any situation. Trying on new clothes in different styles and colours takes off your mind from other things. If you don’t want to go shopping for some expensive stuff then go grocery shopping and bring your favourite edible stuff.
6. Get a spa-
The smell of essential oils soothes your mind and the slow music playing by your side lets all your worries fade away. Treat yourself with a good massage or get a pedicure done. This will make you feel good.
7. Read a book-
Nothing better than reading your favourite book on a bad day. Books are very good friends of humans and are perfect for passing your time.
8. Going through old albums-
What’s better than nostalgia to treat your moody blues. Going through old albums and watching your entire journey of growing up is sure to make you nostalgic.
9. Give yourself a treat-
When you are feeling low you are sometimes in no mood to even cook, in that case, treat yourself with a good dinner. Book that fancy restaurant you always wanted to go to and give yourself a treat. go to that bakery and eat your favourite slice of cake. You will definitely feel good after this.
Visit a salon and try to break the monotony by giving yourself a makeover. Get a new haircut and watch for yourself how it changes your entire look as well as mood.
11. Surround yourself with inspirational stuff-
Paste some motivating posters on the wall of your room. Watch a motivational movie. Getting rid of that unwanted stuff lying in your house.
12. Watch memes-
These are sure to make you happy. These are easily accessible all over the internet- be it Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform. Many pages are doing a swell job to make people laugh with their creativity. Go give it a shot.
These were some of the things that I do when I feel dysfunctional. If you have some other hack to pull you out of a bad mood then do let us know in the comment section below.