Stress Less Edition: Mood Boosters

by Melissa

Last week I gave tips on how to zap the tension you might be feeling instantly (like a quick scream session or taking deep breaths) but this week the tips require a little more time (still 10 minutes or less) for a quick mood booster.

 

  • Search online for funny videos/pictures. Laughter is great for boosting your mood.

  • Count your blessings! Focus on things going well in your life, it will make you feel better overall.

  • Call a friend who will listen w/o judgement. Their calmer mood will rub off on you.

  • Eat carbs! Carbs help produce serotonin, the feel good brain chemical.

  • Clean! Productivity combats stress and what better way to be productive than cleaning your house. It will feel good while doing it and having a clean house will feel great too.

  • Ask your s/o for a quick back rub or take a spa day.

  • Exercise! Go for a quick walk. It burns nervous energy and pumps you full of endorphins that will make you feel great.

Lastly… Celebrate Yourself! I plan to do this today, which so happens to be my 30th birthday. 🙂 Turning 30 for some might be something of a stressful time in their life, especially if you obsess over your age or the growing list of things you haven’t accomplished. I will not do that today. I feel just as good today as I did yesterday, when I was still 20 something. haha!

What did you do this past weekend to boost your mood?

We took our daughter to see The Lion King (the Broadway musical). It was fantastic, highly recommend checking it out if you can.


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Jillian Nicole September 25, 2012 - 5:16 PM

To boost my mind I took the kids Down the Island and soaked in the cool sea breeze and warm sun!!! It was relaxing and stress free.
I am following you now and love your blog. I would love a follow back.
Jillian
http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/09/thankful-tuesday.html

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Melissa September 25, 2012 - 9:12 PM

Sounds like a great weekend Jillian. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Jasmine September 25, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Happy Birthday!!! It’s my birthday too! And 4 years ago I turned 30, it’s hard realizing your THIRTY at first, but so far it has been the best years of my life. As you said above “count your blessings” anytime I get stressed II just think of how I am blessed and let it go!

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Melissa September 25, 2012 - 9:14 PM

Happy Birthday Jasmine!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Ms. Ann Mowet September 25, 2012 - 6:27 PM

Love your blog. I found you on BlogLoveTherapy blog hop, I’m now following you maybe we could follow each other.

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Melissa September 25, 2012 - 9:18 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following.

xoxo,
Melissa

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menopausal mama September 25, 2012 - 8:13 PM

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day with all of the above!!!

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Melissa September 25, 2012 - 9:18 PM

Thanks hun! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Bravoe Runway September 26, 2012 - 2:51 AM

This weekend I destressed with girl time w/my Mom. Happy Birthday lady 🙂

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Melissa September 26, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Girl time with mom is the best. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Crafty Mischief September 27, 2012 - 11:00 PM

Thanks for sharing this! With 2 moody girls we’ve all really needed to de-stress this week!

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Melissa September 28, 2012 - 2:46 PM

I hear you, same here.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Crystelle Boutique October 1, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Great tips! Thanks!
I pinned…

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Melissa October 2, 2012 - 2:17 PM

Thanks hun!

xoxo,
Melissa

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