We often don’t think and pay much attention to how much we sleep. Having a good night’s rest is essential and proper sleep improves our overall mood, lowers stress and is also shown to reduce risks of depression. We are more likely to be in a state of happiness and peace. When we are not sleep deprived, we automatically feel less anxious or worried and can feel more relaxed.
Exercise releases chemicals known as endorphins that triggers a positive feeling in the body. Research studies have found that regular exercise improves mood disorder and also reduces the occurrence of depression. It helps to lift up our moods instantly and keep it elevated for longer duration. It also provides an instant boost of positive energy which helps us to accomplish our many other goals.
Another major step is to eliminate sweets as well as excessive salty and processed foods from our diet. Then we have a window of opportunity to try out more natural, fresh, organic and healthy wholesome options. As a general rule, eating less processed food and more whole foods and also making your own meals at home instead of restaurant take-outs will help to significantly reduce the amount of sugar and salt in the food. Excess sugar in particular, can make us lethargic and sluggish and should only be considered in small portions in preference to bigger portions of fresh vegetables that boost our moods and energy.
Besides exercise and eating well, another important factor is to pursue a hobby. Those who regularly work on their hobbies are more likely to find themselves in a happy state of mind. Also sharing your passions and hobbies with your loved ones and spending time with your friends and family can be an instant mood-lifter.
Last but not the least, living a purposeful and meaningful life and working towards a specific goal in life can also positively enhance our moods and boost our energy. That way we can always have a positive perspective on life and maintain a baseline mood that is optimistic and happy.