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12 Ways to Beat the Blues in Less than a Minute

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

If you're feeling blue, you'll be surprised to hear that are lots of ways to lift your mood in less than a minute. Skeptical? Try these and see!

1. Have a healthy snack. A handful of nuts or a square of dark chocolate (yup, it does you good!) will send endorphins flooding into your brain and lift your mood fast.

2. Get some sunshine. Go outside and get some fresh air and some sunshine, Studies have shown that people who have significant exposure to light have less depression, fewer sleep problems and are even more productive.

3. Go for a walk. Even walking around the block will help to lift your heart rate and energy levels.

4. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Breathe in and out deeply three times. Focused breathing lowers your blood pressure and calms the mind.

5. Lift your shoulders up to your ears and then let them drop. Do this three times and feel the tension ebb away. It's easy to hold on to a lot of tension and stress without realizing it.

6. Embrace your wonderful self. Breathing in, open your arms wide, breathing out give yourself a big hug. It's almost impossible to do this without smiling.

7. Smile yourself happy. Smile and make eye contact with a colleague or the guy in the coffee shop or the person serving you at the deli. The physical act of using your smile-muscles can genuinely make you feel happy. And it's contagious. Chances are you'll make them smile too and improve their day.

8. Stand up straight, lift your head and throw your shoulders back. Adopt a Wonder Woman or Superman pose and feel the change in your energy.

9. A cup of tea or coffee will instantly lift your mood. You probably know that caffeine is a stimulant, but even low or no caffeine hot drinks will give you a boost or calm you down, whether it's chamomile or green tea, a chai latte or hot water and lemon.

10. Listen to music that you love. You can choose custom mood music, or play your old favourites. Music has been shown to have a powerful effect on mood. Dancing around the room will increase the positive effect tenfold - ready, steady, tango!

11. Ask for a hug. Probably not from your boss, but a family member or friend would love to give you the instant comfort of an embrace.

12. Put some drops of lavender and orange essential oils in a diffuser. These oils have been shown to help with anxiety and to promote calmness and positivity. Take a sniff and discover the power of aromatherapy.

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The most courageous decision that you can make each day is to be in a good mood. - Voltaire

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