Feeling down in the dumps? Try these five tips to boost your mood in minutes.
Decorate your space with your artwork
"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life." – Elsie de Wolfe
Now is the time to create something vivid and beautiful. Be intentional about your space, whether you want to relax, be inspired, or feel energized. We're spending a lot more time indoors, so why not create an environment that boosts your mood.
An article from Well + Good says, "Find pieces that have a vibrant use of color and interesting perspectives on reality to add an instant mood lift to any room."
At Painting with a Twist, we're all about creating fun art! Check out a few of our vibrant paintings on our calendar.
Listen to music
Music can be one of the fastest ways to boost your mood. Turn up the volume on your favorite song, sing aloud, and if it moves you, bust out a few dance moves, too!
Eat Dark Chocolate
Food has a way of boosting your mood, too. Try eating a few pieces of dark chocolate. It's healthy, and according to Healthline, "dark chocolate is rich in compounds that may increase feel-good chemicals in your brain."
Get moving! Walking, running, dancing, or even yoga can help boost your mood. According to an article from the APA, "The link between exercise and mood is pretty strong," and "Usually within five minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect."
Turn up the corners of your mouth
Last but not least, smile! Try it now! A smile instantly makes you feel good, and others around you. It doesn't cost you a thing, and you'll look good doing it too!