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5 Ways to Reset Your Mood

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The last two years have physically, economically, mentally, and emotionally taxed the entire world. Though the coronavirus pandemic is not nearly as severe as it was initially, the impacts remain. To safeguard their and their loved one’s health and safety, people dramatically altered their daily routines. 

 

Remote work, social distancing, and masks have become par for the course but are not necessarily easy on one’s psyche. Yes, people adapted, and yes, for many, remote work was great, but all the change at once also fostered feelings of loneliness and stress in some.

 

Feeling down about the global challenges is normal. Feeling down about change on a micro-level (i.e.,, relationships, professional, etc.) is also expected. Even so, figuring out the best way to reset your mood when you’re feeling down can be easier said than done. Below, we break down five ways to press the reset button and begin feeling better. 


Take a Walk 

 Sometimes you just need to put down your phone, laptop, or turn off the TV and get outside on a walk. Fresh air and nature does the mind and body good–especially when feeling down or stressed out. Walk for at least twenty minutes to reap the benefits of this mood boosting activity.  

Light a Candle and Take a Bath

 Even if it is broad daylight and you’re nowhere near ready to go to bed, lighting a candle and taking a bath is often one of the best ways to unwind and decompress. The hot water accompanied by a high quality Epsom salt soak can do wonders for bolstering your mood.

Reach Out to a Friend or Family Member

 When in a low mood it is tempting to retreat from the world and avoid human contact. Unfortunately this can compound feelings of sadness and stress. Reach out to a friend or family member by text, phone, or use Neuraboot to help you with identifying your mood and do a callout to those you care about. 

Watch a Funny TV Show or Movie

 As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. Pull up an episode of one of your favorite TV shows that makes you laugh out loud (literally) or a movie. Or, find a new program to check out. Escaping into someone else’s storyline, particularly if it is rife with funny moments can pull you out of your head. 

Journal Your Thoughts

 Journaling should be a daily practice to help unpack your thoughts and plans. Get into a daily morning journal routine to support mental catharsis and when feeling especially down or stressed grab a sheet of paper and brain dump what’s on your mind! 

Getting down is completely normal and part of life but that doesn’t mean it ever feels good to fall into low points. In addition to the ideas we outlined, you can also log your mood in the Neuraboot app and connect with those you care about when you need them most. Download the app today to get started! Available for iOS and Android phones.

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