overcoming Depression, Anxiety & low Self Esteem

Top 5 ways to instantly boost your mood!

Top 5 ways to instantly boost your mood!

Feeling down sucks. Especially when literally everyone else seems to be so happy in life, particularly on social media.


Sometimes when I was feeling depressed, I would just sit crying, lost and unsure what I was even crying about. I knew all my problems couldn’t be solved in 5 minutes, but in that moment I just wanted an instant fix to make me stop crying and feel better.


Luckily, there are a number of simple things that take 5 minutes that can help you feel better.



Top 5 ways to instantly boost your mood!



1. Listen to Music

Putting on my favourite uplifting song works every time for me. If you’re stuck here are a few of my faves:


1. Maroon 5 – Misery. Uplifting yet wallowing at the same time.


2. Psy – Gangnam Style. Also great to dance to if you’re feeling it…… maybe make sure the curtains are drawn.


3. Happy – Pharrell. Speaks for itself.



2. Put some effort in your appearance.


Put some make-up on! You will instantly feel more confident and attractive.


Put on some of your favourite clothes. If you are lounging around in sweat pants and a hoodie all day this can add to your depression. Feeling like you don’t like any of your clothes? Perfect excuse to treat yourself!


If you take no effort in your appearance your mind will connect this with you thinking that you’re not worth anything, which will plunge your self esteem even lower.





3. Get out in the sun.


Okay even if it’s not sunny (London), getting outside is still a good idea. 5 minute walk around the block and breathing in some fresh air can really help to clear your mind and calm your thoughts.





4. Phone a friend.


I often find that if I have to be in the company of someone else, I have to force myself to get it together. At least that made me stop crying for a while.


Or it could be the kind of conversation where you offload how you’re feeling. It can be difficult talking about your depression, but it makes me feel SO much better knowing that I have people there for me and I’m not alone, no matter how much it feels like it.





5. Take a shower.


Everything seems better after you’ve had a shower and washed your hair! Put a few drops of peppermint oil for extra relaxation if you have some lying around.



Then get in a fluffy dressing gown and paint your nails.




Have you tried any of these? What’s your favourite way to instantly lift your mood?




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