“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
Life is all about ups and downs. The graph is not steady and people have to experience everything certain and uncertain come their way.
There are moments when we feel happy any there are moments when we feel uneasiness. Mood changes according to the situations.
Here is the list of 51 things to do when you are not feeling good in life to lighten your mood.
- Listen to Music
Music is therapy like a meditation. Listen to soothing music that help to pump up your mood. Avoid listening to emotional and sad music else this will further trigger your bad mood.
Journaling is a detox therapy. Writing your thoughts on paper can surely relive you from the bothering things.
- Drawing or Doodling
Take a paper and pencil and start drawing and doodling anything you feel. You don’t need good sketching or drawing skills.
- Read Books or Blogs
- Reflect a Great Day
As I mentioned earlier life is not same every day. Close your eyes and Imagine a good day or happy moments you had in the past or Imagine a happy moment or your favourite task you are going to do in future.
- Look at Photos or take pictures
Yes, looking at your favourite pictures can revive happy memories. Look at the pictures of nature or your favourite place. Look at your pictures and you will notice how strong and beautiful you are.
Yes, my dear cry! When you feel like crying, just cry. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. Don’t hold emotions within. Crying will help you lighten yourself.
No, you don’t have to be a singer to sing. No matter how good or bad you sing, sing your favourite song.
Cook your favourite recipe or cook something. Yes, your kitchen is a therapy room!
- Dress up
- Get out of the Bed
Just get out of the bed or chair or the place you are right now. Change your place.
- Take a Walk
Go for a small walk. Enjoy surrounding things. Notice everything around and you will experience life is damn beautiful and each moment is worth living happily.
If you can’t go out then take a walk in your balcony or home.
- Play an Instrument
Play any instrument you know.
- Watch funny videos
You don’t need to read or watch something motivational or inspirational always. Watch something funny and laugh a lot!
- Watch a movie
Stream your favourite movie and enjoy the time with your favourite drink.
- Call your friend
You can make a call to your best buddy and talk about general things.
- Talk to your siblings
Siblings are your best friends forever, no matter how many times in a day you fight and how badly you fight with each other. Spend some time with your siblings.
- Talk to your parents
Talk to your parents, spend some time with them. This will always give you good vibes.
- Talk to your coach
Your coach is someone who can help you professionally to get rid of such things in life permanently. Don’t hesitate in taking consultation with life coach. This will be a game changer.
Meditation can help you calm your mind.
Practice yoga if it’s convenient time to do that. This can help you calm your mind and shift your focus.
Physical activity can help you change your mood.
Practicing pranayam will help your calm your mind and release of positive energy.
- Visit salon
- Write things you are grateful for
Turn on your favourite music and dance.
- Say thank you
In any situation there is something to be thankful for. Even in bad times, be thankful for learnings.
- Statement of being strong
Remind yourself that you are strong and you can and you will overcome this.
- Gift yourself
Gift yourself something.
- Visit a park
Visit a park and notice everything around.
- Open curtains and look at outside
Yes, look outside the window and observe things around.
- Clean house
Cleaning helps declutter your mind too.
- Room makeover
Make some changes in your room. Re-decorate things.
- Change bedsheet
Yes, it works! Changing bedsheet can help shifting your mood.
- Take a head bath
Taking a head bath will give you freshness. Water is one of the 5 main elements of the body and it can also act as aura cleansing.
- Deep breathing
Just close your eyes, sit with back straight and do deep breathing.
- Go for a drive
Take keys and go for a long or short drive.
- Ride your bike
Breathing open air while riding your bike will help you enhance your mood.
- Practice affirmations
You may practice positive affirmations.
- Question your thoughts
Just question your thoughts which are bothering you, you may find solutions.
- Listen to positive podcast
There are tons of inspirational podcasts, have them in your bucket list and listen to them.
- Watch inspirational videos
YouTube has many inspirational videos and stories. Listen to them you may find that your problem is not even a problem.
- Online window shopping
- Take sunbath in the morning
Sunbath in the morning is also a one type of aura cleansing process. Sun is the natural source of Vitamin D. This will help you stay emotionally fit in long term.
- Look at the sky
Just look at the sky and you will release you have immense capacity and sky is the limit. This will rejuvenate your mood with positivity.
- Read inspirational quotes
One sentence is enough to change your life. Read inspirational and motivational quotes to boost your self-esteem.
- Make your favourite drink or lemonade
Make tea or coffee or shake or green tea or lemonade and have it.
49. Eat something
Eat something or chocolates.
- Drink water mindfully
Mindful drinking of water can help you calm your brain and it brings freshness.
- Affirm “You are enough”, “You are doing best of your capacity”
This will help you accept yourself and start a fresh with positive energy.
Do you have more ideas in this context? Comment below. 🙂
Have a blissful time ahead!
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