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5 Tips to Make you Feel Better

5 tips to feel better
5 Tips to Make you Feel Better!
The weather, stress, and the toll of daily life can leave anyone in quite the rut. When you feel down, unmotivated, or your energy levels are dangerously low; it’s the perfect time for a change! The right change can give you just the boost you need to get you moving in the right direction once again! Here are five tips to help you do just that:

Dress your best
When you spend an excessive amount of time in your pajamas, or you simply don’t bother to get dressed up when you leave the house, it can seriously affect your mood. If you want to feel good, you need to look good. Dressing your best and doing your hair makes you feel better about yourself. Even if you’re not planning on leaving the house, you can still get dressed up, and it will help boost your mood and energy levels. This goes double for stay-at-home parents! Just because you spend most of your time at home does not mean that you can’t do your hair, put on makeup, and look your best!
Help somebody out
When you feel bad, a great quick fix is to find somebody to help. Instead of focusing on yourself and how terrible you feel, you’re focusing on somebody else. When you help somebody, even in the most basic of ways, it helps improve your mood, and you feel better about yourself. Smiles are certainly contagious, and when that person smiles and thanks you, they will give you a great dose of positive energy!
Clean and declutter
When your life is a mess, your surroundings usually are too. Even if you feel like you can’t quite get it together at work or in your relationship, you can focus on the things you can control. Take a look around your home and look for ways to clean and get rid of that clutter. Tossing old or unnecessary things can help free you from unnecessary burdens. This ties in with the previous point since you could donate various items to the needy! Don’t forget about your car while performing an in-depth clean up! You are bound to spend plenty of time behind the wheel, and a dirty car can cause that grumpiness to return. Now, while you may want to clean your home yourself, you can get somebody to detail your car for you. Companies like Wash Me Now offer mobile car detailing services so, while you’re cleaning your home, they will take care of your car!
Enjoy the outdoors
Spending too many hours stuck in the same routine of work and home can drive anyone up the wall. Even if you don’t think of yourself as the outdoor type, you can still enjoy a few minutes eating lunch or sipping on coffee in the park. Studies show that green spaces help relieve stress and this can help your brain function more effectively and efficiently too. Take a break from that computer screen or phone and get out there! If you’re not keen on the idea of spending time alone, you could ask a friend to join you too.
Tune in
Have you ever listened to a song and instantly experienced a particular emotion? Music is known for triggering memories and emotions which is why it can make you feel anything from sad to empowered. Make a playlist of your happiest and most empowering songs. Whenever you need that boost, hit play and enjoy! Everyone responds to different types of music differently, so it’s important to choose the kind of music that you enjoy rather than trying to fit into social stereotypes. You can even combine this tip with the outdoors or your household cleaning. Instead of cleaning in silence, for example, you can motivate yourself even more by listening to your favorite songs!

With all of these feel good ideas, there’s no reason to let the blues ruin a single day ever again! Also, unlike various other tactics that some may resort to, these are healthy and constructive alternatives. Not only will they help you feel happier, but they will also prove productive rather than adding to any feelings of regret.

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