I think it’s safe to say that we all get agitated sometimes, and I’ll be the first to admit I let myself get annoyed by the littlest of things. I’ve been seeing a handful of influencers share a list of things they do to make their lives a bit more positive, so I thought I’d share 10 of my own mood boosting ideas!

1. Unsubscribe from junk/spam emails

I briefly talked about this at the beginning of the year, but I want to circle back and say unsubscribing from emails has been a weightlifter for sure. I do enough shopping without retailers shoving sales in my face, so not having those constant nags to buy something has really been freeing. Unsubscribing also makes locating those few important emails a lot easier, and less chaotic.

2. Read a fun magazine

Sitting down with a fashion or home magazine always boosts my mood. Often times books seem like too much of a commitment, but a magazine only requires a short amount of time and it’s usually 90% photos. Plus, who doesn’t like the smell of fresh, silky-smooth magazine pages?

3. Take a bath, but make it fancy

If you have your own bathtub, I highly recommend taking advantage of it! I love taking hot, steamy baths and adding essential oils, bubbles, salts, and body oils for a more luxurious feel. Take it up a notch by turning down the lights, playing some of your favorite music, and lighting a few candles. Heck, throw on a face mask and make it a spa night!

4. Go on a walk outdoors

Even if it’s just for 10 minutes, never underestimate the power of fresh air. Often times I’ll listen to a podcast, my favorite playlist, or will turn on background music and really take in my surroundings.

5. Make your bed, everyday 

I need to get better at this myself, but coming home to a made bed feels really nice and is incredibly easy to do.

6. Drink your morning coffee or tea in a fancy mug

I got this idea from Kathleen Barnes (see her post here), and I loved it! Even if it’s just on the weekends, break out your teacups or special mugs and make a treat out of it!

7. Use a refreshing face spray

I have to say, when I’m feeling slumpy or moody, I spritz 1-2 sprays of this spray on my face and feel like a brand new woman. Close your eyes, spritz, and inhale deeply! Ahhhhhh.

8. Stretch

This doesn’t have to be a full on yoga session, but just stand up for a minute and stretch it out. Don’t make this harder than it needs to be!

9. Have a few healthy(ish) treats around the house or in the office

Chocolate is the king of all mood boosters. I find when I have a few healthier treats at my disposal, it gives me something to look forward to as an afternoon pick-me-up! I’ve been loving baking these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and these are also an easy grab-and-go healthy treat!

10. Add fresh flowers to your grocery list

Milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, flowers. You’re already at the store, may as well set a bouquet of fresh flowers in your cart. Seeing flowers on my kitchen table, or in the entryway, always puts a smile on my face!

If you have anything to add to the list, do share! What’s your favorite mood booster?

Xx, E

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