Health and Wellness

How To Improve Your Mood In Minutes

Be Happier Right Now

Feeling down? No matter how low you feel there are some easy ways to brighten your mood, fast! Things like aromatherapy, sunshine and a few distractions (like a happy playlist) can take you from sad to happy, in minutes!

Sometimes you need to bring in reinforcements like a change in the atmosphere or accessories to help to soothe your mood. A calming scent, some relaxing music, or a gadget to settle your nerves are simple to put into place, but they can make a world of difference in how you feel.

Here are some ideas to add to your stress-busting toolbox. 


Journaling is one of the most effective ways to change your mood! There’s a journal for pretty much everything and everyone! Putting your worries on paper helps you detach from them. And writing out your thoughts can help you work through your stress and issues. It can also help inspire new ideas.

Learn how to journal effectively for success and personal development in my class- Freedom Journaling.

Try a gratitude journal to instantly change your perspective!

A manifestation journal can help you manifest more great things in your life!

Scents For Your Mood

Aromatherapy has become super popular lately and with good reason. Scents can truly transform your mood. When you want to feel more Zen, there are a number of aromas that can transport you to a soothing place. Some to consider include lavender, ylang ylang, jasmine, bergamot, chamomile, and sage.

There are various ways to bring these lovely smells to your environment. Candles, oil burners, and reed diffusers are some of the most common.

Room deodorizers and car fresheners are also available for use on-the-go. 

Music For Your Mood

Music is a great way to relieve stress and it’s so easy. You can add it to the background of many activities throughout your day. Music has a way of setting the mood. If you’re feeling sad or tired, an upbeat tune can energize you. When you’re stressed out and overwhelmed, soft and classical music is relaxing. I also use music to help me focus when I need to get something done. This may require some experimentation, as listening to music while working can have the opposite effect for some people.

Check out my Happy Songs Playlist post for music suggestions to improve your mood!

Light Up Your Mood

Notice how your mood changes with the weather? When it’s bright and sunny, your mood is happy and bright! When it’s dark and gloomy, your mood follows suit.

Light has an effect on mood. Bright lights can wake us up when we need a boost. Candlelight dinners are romantic. Dimmed lighting can also be quite calming and soothing. As can the morning light streaming in your window as the sun rises.

Choosing the lighting fur your environment is an effective way to provide an immediate sense of peace.

Check out my post for simple ways to create a soothing Self Care Space in your home!

Meditation For Your Mood

Another great way to improve your mood fast is to meditate! It takes just a few minutes but can make a huge difference in how you feel. Best of all, it’s easy, free and you can do it practically anywhere!

Check out my recent post with tips on how to meditate for beginners!

Head Outside

Going for a walk, a hike or just sitting on your porch can really brighten your mood fast!! The fresh air, sunshine and nature always makes me feel good!

Accessories and Gadgets

Finally, there are some accessories and gadgets on the market meant to help users to de-stress or calm down. A quick Google or Pinterest search can point you to many.

There are weighted blankets meant to give the sensation of a hug or embrace.

A fidget cube lets the user “fidget” or play with it in order to occupy their hands. Such stimulation is known to help with anxiety.

You may already be familiar with “stress balls”, those squishy little balls you can hold in your hand and squeeze when you’re feeling stressed or angry. They’re a wonderful release.

These are just a few examples. When doing your own research, look for trusted sites that provide customer reviews to guide your decision making.

The ability to change your mood is within reach! I hope you try these methods the next time you’re feeling low!

Steph Social

Steph is a spiritual writer from Canada. She is a former journalist and magazine writer, who later went on to study the spiritual side of life. She shares her knowledge of manifesting and the law of attraction to help others change their lives through affirmations, angel numbers and numerology, self care, journaling, meditation and intentional living! Also- an INFJ, Reflector and empath so you'll find a lot of personality type stuff here too:)

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