Author Raymond Kneipp

Tips To Boost Your Mood

Sep 20, 2021
Tips To Boost Your Mood

A mood is a temporary state or a mind of feeling. Your feelings affect every aspect of your daily life and even the feelings of those around you. That's why it is so important to identify your mood and take steps to elevate how you are feeling. Some types include:

  • A Depressed mood is feeling sad, down, tired, or a combination of these and often accompanied by low self-esteem.
  • An anxious mood is feeling worried, nervous, tense, overwhelmed, or stressed.
  • An irritable mood is getting easily annoyed and being argumentative or aggressive.
  • An empty mood is when you are unable to find pleasure or interest.
  • A brightly elevated mood is characterized by being self-confident, happy, out-going, active, high-energy, spontaneous, creative, and making many plans.
  • It is usual for your mood to change but, it becomes a problem when it affects your daily life. Below are some strategies you can use to help regulate your mood.


    Studies have shown that sleep-deprived individuals tend to experience more negative moods. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.


    Eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet with plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3's may help to prevent depression and offer many other health benefits.

    Exercise / Active Lifestyle

    Working out has been known to decrease cortisol (the body's stress hormone) and increase endorphins (neurotransmitters that increase feelings of pleasure and reduce pain and discomfort).


    Getting 5-10 minutes of sun on your skin 2-3 times per week will produce vitamin D. Many are vitamin D deficient which, can lead to lower levels of dopamine, resulting in a decreased mood.

    Inner Voice

    Try to find other ways to view problems. Look at things in a more positive light.


    Take some time to practice a hobby that eases your stress. Go for a run, knit a sweater, sing a song, write a poem, draw, take the dog out for a walk, or listening to some music.


    Visit some family or hang out with some friends and have a good laugh.


    Learn to control your thoughts and ease your stress.


    Doing a little bit of writing every day is a great way to prioritize problems, recognize triggers, and provides an opportunity for positive self-talk.

    Avoid Procrastination

    When you put off tasks until the last minute, it will only add to your stress.


    Supplements are a great way to boost your mood. You can read more about them here.