Bless you gentle reader and welcome to today’s Moment Of Calm blog post, in which I share 5 Instant Mood Boosters, to help you go from frazzled and worn-out to fabulous and energised.
As busy women over, it is easy to put your desire for quiet time on hold as you cater to everyone else’s needs and requests for your time and energy. Whilst it is charitable to help out and be there for others, there comes a time when enough is enough and you have to invest in your own wellness. Constantly “being there” for everyone else, takes its toll and if you don’t put energy into caring for yourself you end up stressed, frazzled and running on empty, which means you can’t give your best to anyone as you are drained and too tired.
Lack Of Rest Leads To Burn-Out
Sometimes, you have so much on; it isn’t possible to take a proper break to revive your spirits. To counter-act that, here are five instant mood boosters you can slip into your schedule which will boost your energy right away.
Five Instant Mood Boosters
Instant Mood Booster #1: Smile.
What makes you happy? Daydream and remember something or someone who lights up your life. Just spend two minutes vividly recalling all the sensations and thoughts of that happy moment.
Instant Mood Booster #2: Breathe Deeply.
Throughout your day take deep yogic breaths especially when you feel anxious and worried at the length of your To-Do list. Simply rest your hands on your lap, sit up straight and breathe in slowly and fully through your nose for a count of three and slowly breathe out through your nose. Repeat 3-5 times. You will feel energised, calm and refocused.
Instant Mood Booster #3: Open your heart.
Take time, every day to look in the mirror and say “I Love You” as you give yourself a hug. Look deep into your reflection and be happy with what you see. Release judgement and just be glad you are you. Remind yourself just how special and worthy you are. No one else in this planet can do what you do.
Instant Mood Booster #4: Meditate.
Find a quiet space and each day sit there. Sit quietly and practice a simple meditation. If you don’t have a quiet zone, sit on the stairs and meditate. You can practice a simple breathing meditation anywhere, anytime.
Instant Mood Booster #5: Romance Your Soul.
Treat yourself. Have play dates with friends or just by yourself. Enjoy relaxed informal breaks in the park, go to the cinema and see a movie, buy yourself flowers, sit outside and watch the moon, wear a top which makes your heart sing and brings colour to your cheeks.
So, there you have it.. Five easy tips you can practice right now to shift your energy from frazzled and worn-out to fabulous and energisedJ The more you embrace and weave these five instant boosters into your daily life, the easier it becomes for you to manage stress and feel calmer during your day as you navigate the ups and downs of family, home, work and still have a life.
This week, we encourage you to choose one of the above tips and practice the exercise at least 3 times during your day. You’ll feel so much better and have more energy when you do. Let us know which one you choose and how you get on by sharing your thoughts in the comment box below.
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Hugs and peace