WEB DESK: Psychologists have figured out that sending certain amount of time in some activity can lift a person’s mood. Whether it’s reading a book in cozy evening or swimming in summers. Here are ten habits that will brighten up your mood and will make you happy.
It is obvious that smiling makes you look beautiful and it makes you happy too. But the smile must not be fake, if it would be a fake smile then it leads you towards negativity, said a 2011 study. Smiling fake all day will put you in a bad mood at the end of the day whereas a genuine smile can do wonders to a person.
Spend time with Friends
Do not just stay at home or become a workaholic. Try to live in moderation. Try to spend more time with friends, make more friends. Outing with friends will give you knowledge about different stuff and gatherings with friends are often lifts mood as well.
With the word volunteer, the question arises how a person become happy by volunteering? The answer is because the activity is linked with psychology when a person prefers to volunteer, it reduces the chances of depression in him/her. It gives higher amount of satisfaction.
Writing about feelings
Whatever you are feeling, pen it down. Writing about feelings whether sad or not can help in changing mood a lot. If you are angry on someone may be write a letter to him and do not send it. You will be relieved by writing down all those feelings.
Instead of setting long term goal try to follow shorter goals. A study was done around 127 volunteers one was in favor of ‘increase recycling’ and other favored ‘save environment’. Recycling tasks promotes more satisfaction than the second group, the scientist group.
Walk in Nature
Nature heals everything. If you are feeling low plan a long walk in nature or if you live in some populated, busiest city, plan a holiday somewhere in Nature. It will reduce negative thoughts. According to a report, a group of individual, based on men and women, was split into two, one was sent to a walk in Nature while other was sent to walk in city. The results show that the ones, who walked in nature had the positive experience than other group.
Read an adventure story
Yes, reading an adventurous story can boost up anyone’s mood. A study done in 2012 said, a person who reads someone else’s awe inspiring story is more satisfied and is willing to volunteer more as he/she becomes less stressed.
Inhale positive vibes and exhale negative vibes. Different studies have shown that meditating while sitting quite and attentive can decrease anxiety and depression. Researchers also claim that people who meditates are more self sufficient and have good memory.
A warm of coffee can lighten up your mood as researchers have found out links between caffeine consumption and lower depression levels. Therefore, a study claims, connection between caffeinated coffee and lesser depression risks.
Awe is power
Saying ‘awe’ is powerful but very few people know this fact. The studies done on this topic suggest that a person’s ‘awe’ is strong and power filled. The ‘awe’ is feeling that you experience while visiting a mesmerizing wide valley or sky full with shiny stars in a dark night such experience is soul satisfying. Therefore, once in a while make time for such moments.
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