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9 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

September 05, 2022 5 min read

9 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

9 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

As this article shows, taking a walk, playing good music, lighting a candle, and smelling good aroma are some of the top nine things that will help you boost your mood. Besides, this blog expounds more on early research in CBD therapy.

It is easy to get bored and be gloomy during these tough Covid-19 times, but it also takes a few things like good music and great aroma to lift your spirit. Don't be gloomy; get up and take a walk in the park. The serenity in the cool environment you visit could be all you need to feel better. What if you did something to your friend to make him smile? Perhaps it's something not so expensive but could be all you need to be happy. Did you know that CBD may also help boost your mood? Here is all you need to know.

What Is CBD? CBD and Moods

The thought of taking CBD for mood might sound odd, but many are already into it. Wait, what is CBD? According to Mascal et al. (2019), CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound in hemp and cannabis plants. There are many plants in the cannabis class, and hemp is one of them. Like other plants in the cannabis class, hemp features CBD and many other compounds of the same nature, also called cannabinoids. People believe in CBD therapy, and many fans take CBD gummies and caps to boost their moods. Can the cannabinoid measure up to these claims? According to García-Gutiérrez et al. (2020), CBD may fight anxiety, stress, and depression, and many have used it to boost moods and enhance relaxation. Besides CBD, there are many practical alternatives you can explore to lift your mood, and below are nine essential examples. 

Light a Candle

Candles have been in history and have been used for the longest time. Doesn’t lighting a candle feel relaxing? Research also supports this, although more studies are needed for the same. For instance, Riggs-Bergassen (2013) wrote a book on candle therapy, showing how much candles could lift your spirit and give you the cool vibes you need to press on. Why not choose your favorite color when lighting a candle to light you up?

Play Music

We cannot underestimate the power of music in boosting your moods. Whether gospel, country, rock reggae, classic, or any other genre of your choice, rest assured that music will leave you feeling much better. All you have to do is to choose your music well after understanding your taste. Still, you don't have to bore your ears by listening to the same music daily; you can try something new, and the more you explore them, the larger your playlist gets. Hillecke et al. (2005) reported that there is therapy in music, and you could explore it to see what wonders sounds can offer.

Get Up Early

How about getting up early? It could help you organize yourself or get enough time to meditate, allowing you to start your day with some good vibes. Waking up early does not mean getting up 2 hours earlier; it could even be 15 minutes earlier, but rest assured that you cannot underestimate the power of extra time in your schedule. With extra time, you feel less pressure and more at ease.

Get Enough Sleep

Before getting up early, you must get enough sleep. It would not make sense that you sleep at 1 am and wake up at 3 am; you will have difficulty keeping up during the day and worsen your moods instead of bettering them. According to Hirshkowitz et al. (2015), adults need 7- 9 hours daily. Not getting enough sleep will affect your productivity, worsening your feelings.

Smell Some Good Aroma

Do you feel good when you sense the aroma of your favorite food or cologne? Everyone else does, too, unless he has a medical issue with aroma. Did you know that research believes in aroma improving your moods and helping you feel better? Watanabe et al. (2015) reported that a good aroma moves the olfactory areas, sending signals to the brain to boost your mood. There are many ways to enjoy aromatherapy besides foods that smell good; you could opt for sprays and enjoy them in moderation. Besides, you can put some essential oils in a spray diffuser to make essential oil spray.

Make a Friend Smile

Another way to boost your moods is to make a friend smile. There is more happiness in giving than receiving, says the holy books. Making a friend smile is a way of giving out and helping yourself be happy. You don’t need something outstanding; it could be anything but the fact that you thought about your friend makes it special.

Smile at the First Person You Meet

Have you experienced bad it feels to start the day with a frown? You might end up in a bad mood all day long. Meanwhile, smiling makes you happy and the other person too. You can make it a habit to smile at whoever you meet first. Doing so, even in the case of strangers, leaves you feeling much better.

Tidy Up

We all feel good when staying in a clean environment. Are you wondering how else to make you feel better? Tidy up; it could take only 5 minutes, but the satisfaction that follows might be all you need to lift your spirit. Besides, if you wake up early, you can clean up a lot and have your moods at their best.

Take a Walk

Did you know that taking a walk is yet another way to lift your spirit? When you feel like sulking at things, it could be time you walk out and admire what nature offers. There is satisfaction in admiring diversity, plants, and animals, eventually lifting your moods.

Conclusion

It is inevitable to feel bored, and even when you don't intend to, you might find yourself feeling sad. Early studies show that CBD could fight stress anxiety, helping you relax and feel better. Besides, being practical goes a long way to lifting your spirit. This article goes a long way to share the top 9 tips for lifting your moods. From listening to music to exploring aromatherapy, you have 9 options to explore.

References

García-Gutiérrez, M. S., Navarrete, F., Gasparyan, A., Austrich-Olivares, A., Sala, F., & Manzanares, J. (2020). Cannabidiol: a potential new alternative for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders. Biomolecules, 10(11), 1575.

Hillecke, T., Nickel, A., & Bolay, H. V. (2005). Scientific perspectives on music therapy. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1060(1), 271-282.

Hirshkowitz, M., Whiton, K., Albert, S. M., Alessi, C., Bruni, O., DonCarlos, L., ... & Ware, J. C. (2015). National Sleep Foundation’s updated sleep duration recommendations. Sleep health, 1(4), 233-243.

Mascal, M., Hafezi, N., Wang, D., Hu, Y., Serra, G., Dallas, M. L., & Spencer, J. P. (2019). Synthetic, non-intoxicating 8, 9-dihydrocannabidiol for the mitigation of seizures. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-6.

Riggs-Bergesen, C. (2003). Candle Therapy: The Magical Guide to Life Enhancement. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 

Watanabe, E., Kuchta, K., Kimura, M., Rauwald, H. W., Kamei, T., & Imanishi, J. (2015). Effects of bergamot (Citrus bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn.) essential oil aromatherapy on mood states, parasympathetic nervous system activity, and salivary cortisol levels in 41 healthy females. Complementary Medicine Research, 22(1), 43-49.