Dr. Douglass Toth
1214 College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA
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Mood Boosting Habits

Feeling down? Or maybe run down? There are quick mood boosters you can try to boost your spirits.

Eating outside is scientifically proved to boost your mood. Specifically eating at the beach with your toes in the sand. But since most of us aren’t lucky enough to work close to the beach, a park will do. Or even just catching some sunshine will boost your mood to new heights.

Restoring calm and order to your chaos will make you happier. Make your bed every day and take ten minutes to pick up clutter before you leave in the morning. Coming home to a orderly house will make you feel less frazzled in the evenings when you’re trying to cook dinner and help with homework and finish up those last few emails from the office and to bath and bed time.

People who master skills are generally happier in life as well. This might be stressful in the moment but once you master the skill, you’ll feel proud which leads to overall happiness.
Volunteering makes you focus on other people’s needs and fulfilling said needs. This takes the focus off of what you don’t have and makes you focus on another people which makes you feel good.

Fake it until you make it! If you’re unhappy, smile anyway. Laugh at people’s jokes. Be cheerful. Eventually your smile will win and you’ll feel better.

Make an awesome list of three fabulous things that happened to you today. These don’t have to be monumental, they can be as simple as “My mom sent me a card with chocolate in it” or “I took a long lunch to spend extra time with a friend.” Enjoy the little moments in your life. They are worth celebrating.

If you have ever seen Legally Blonde then you know that “exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy” and this is actually true. Exercise is so good for you – for brain health, heart health, weight loss, confidence and mood boosting. Remember, you’ll never regret working out.

And if none of that works, move to Australia. The Organization for Economic Cooperation has ranked Australia as the happiest country in the world for the past two years.

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