Experiencing a low mood at the start of your week? Having a rough day? Just wrapped up a difficult weekend? It's a normal part of life to have ups and downs. Even the smallest of disappointments can sometimes contribute to a lower mood. If you are not feeling your best on this Monday, here are some things that you can do for a mood boost:
Sit outside in the sun for 10 minutes
Move your body
Acts of kindness
Journal about something that you are grateful for
Go for a walk with your dog
Watch a funny video
Aromatherapy (i.e. light your favorite scented candle, put on an essential oil diffuser, spray your favorite perfume)
Make a cup of your favorite tea
Connect with a loved one
Listen to your favorite song
It is normal for our mood to feel low from time to time. As I've shared in previous blogs no matter how uncomfortable our emotions may be, they will always eventually pass. However, if you find that your mood is consistently low or that you experience a frequent fluctuating mood, it might be time to consult with a mental health professional. Mood boosters can never substitute for actual mental health services.
DISCLAIMER: The content of this blog does not substitute for mental health services. These are my personal thoughts gained from my experiences and education as a psychotherapist. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.