Elevate your mood with these 10 simple steps

Stuck in a rut? Dealing with Work-from-Home burnout? We’ve compiled a list of ten easy-to-implement tips that are guaranteed to elevate your mood.  

MeditationStart your day off on a good note and open your mornings with meditation. Calm your mind to ease yourself into your day. Not sure where to begin? Check out this article to help you get started. 

Drink plenty of waterGrab your glasses! Drinking your eight glasses of water a day directly impacts your energy levels, mood, brain function, digestion, and overall physical performance. 

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Practice the three-second ruleWhen faced with a challenge, intentionally wait three seconds to process before reacting to be more in touch with your impulsivity and emotions. 

JournalJournaling can be a great way to express your emotions and document how your circumstances are affecting you. This mindful journal from Sugar Paper is a great example of a guided journal that helps you stay grounded and count your blessings. 

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ExerciseGet those endorphins flowing! Those “feel good” chemicals are released when exercising, alleviating your mood, brain function, and even reducing your perception of pain. 

Practice yogaYoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your spirit.  

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Eat on a schedule (and eat food that fuels your body)Keeping your energy up with healthy fuel is sure to elevate your mood. Find delicious, healthy foods that you love to keep your body going throughout the day! 

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Give yourself breaks throughout the dayDon’t let yourself get glued to your computer screen for too long. When possible, take breaks between your work to refresh your mind and body. 

Take a walk!Wake up a few minutes earlier, walk instead of drive to the market, or spend some of your lunch break moving outside. Going for a short walk can help clear your mind and get some much-needed vitamin D! 

Spread joyCall a loved one, send a “Thinking of you!” text, or pay it forward when you order your coffee. Scientists have found that altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as the “helper’s high.” 

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Did these tips help elevate your mood? Let us know if you have other tips to brighten your day! 

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