Sometimes life gets you down. If you’ve had a rough day at work, you spent an hour in traffic, the person in front of you at the grocery store was taking forevvvvver, or maybe all of the above, you have plenty of reasons to feel cranky. We know life can’t always be full of Joy™, but if there are any tips for turning off our testiness, it’s worth a try! Use these mood-boosting tips with some of our favorite essential oils next time you’re feeling like a grump!
Turn off your phone, computer, tablet, and exist only in the present moment. This is time to clear your thoughts of experiences that may be causing sadness or anger and to pause your mind from looking to the future, as projecting onto the unknown can create anxious feelings.
When you feel like the universe hasn’t been giving you a fair shake, take matters into your own hands and cut yourself a break with a little at-home pampering.
Maybe a long day on your feet put you in a foul mood. Treat your tootsies to this spa foot soak and let your ornery attitude melt away.
Spa Foot Soak
There’s a real possibility that your bad mood could be based in a lack of connection. While our lives are bombarded with constant communication, it can be rare that we get time to truly connect with the people we care about. Carve out some time to be with the ones you love.
Comfort food can be dangerous, but something tasting good and satisfying a craving doesn’t have to mean that it’s bad for you. Rather than diving headfirst into a bag of potato chips, try some of these healthful options that won’t leave you feeling miserable after.
One nearly certain way to beat a bad mood is to get your body moving. Whether you channel your aggression in an MMA class, try to let it go with some hot yoga, or aim for a pure endorphin rush on a long run, you’ll feel better once your heart starts pumping harder!
Nothing puts a bad day to bed like tucking yourself in for a good night’s sleep. Try these helpful tips for getting some restful zzzs so you can wake up refreshed, with a new outlook on life.
Making it to the other side of a bad mood can be tough—and when you’re in one, it can seem like it will never end! These tips will help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. For other mood-boosting tips, check out our blog about the essential oils happy people use!
Which of these tips will you use the next time you feel a bad mood coming on?
This blog was reprinted with permission from the Young Living website.