Sometimes we find ourselves in bad moods, though we’re not sure why. There are small things we don’t even notice we need to improve, but they can greatly affect your attitude and outlook on life. So, I decided to share some that I improved upon that greatly helped my outlook on life for the better!
Friends and Family
Sometimes I can get busy, and not even realize I haven’t connected with some of my closest friends and family in awhile. Make a list of people who are important to you, whether it be an aunt or a neighbor, and make an effort in the next week to contact them. Whether it be through a call, a letter, or in person is your decision, but reaching out to them can make you feel more connected and grateful for their presence.
Eating and Drinking
You’ve probably heard a thousand times that eating healthier obviously helps your mind and body. But most of the time, it’s not about cutting out bad food, but rather limiting it. Instead of eating processed or “junk” food for lunch every day, try only eating it twice or three times a week for lunch. Any effort to limit your intake is good for you! I personally struggle with this, and believe it’s most important just to be constantly aware of what I’m deciding to eat and what I’ve already ate that day. Also, keeping a food log can prove beneficial!
Also, it may not be what you’re already eating, but what you’re not eating. If you decide to eat chips, try eating fruit afterwards. Many fruits, vegetables, etc. have nutrients our body needs, and just because we had chips/junk food doesn’t mean that we have completely depleted our body; you can always choose to eat healthy any day, any time.
Exercising and Lack of
I’ve seen plenty of Instagram fitness accounts, talking about their macros and how much they lift. Don’t be intimidated! They have been into the fitness lifestyle for a long time, and to be healthy, you don’t need to go all out. Sometimes it’s just about not sitting for multiple hours at a time, or reaching a goal for how many steps you want to get in a day. Try parking away further from the grocery store so you have to walk a little further, or try getting in a jog a couple times a week when you have time. Be aware of how often you are idle/at rest, and try minimizing that time. Take breaks between working to stand and move your legs, as well. Writing down a workout schedule is also great, so then you have already made time in your day for it.
There are many more small things you can do to give yourself a little motivation and happiness in your day; make it your goal to find at least three. Whether it is at a stop light, at your desk, or at the dinner table, make it a habit to bring happiness to yourself and others around you! xoxo