We all feel grumpy from time to time. Some of us more than others, but it’s only natural, right? Maybe you have a stressful day a head, maybe you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Whatever the case, the way in which you hold your body may hold the key to adjusting your mood – really. By simply making a couple of easy physical adjustments, you really can change the direction of your day and hopefully feel just a little bit sunnier. These tips are beyond easy and will take you less than a minute to implement. Try at least one of these natural ways to boost your mood and you may be well on your way to turning things around.

Boost Your Mood Naturally

Smile – Even if You Don’t Want to

Smiling may be the last thing you feel like doing, but forcing a fake smile has been shown to help. Smiling, even a fake one, uses the muscles around your eyes, releasing endorphins that help to lower stress levels and boost your happiness level. Give it a try the next time you are on your way to work or walking on a busy street. Simply smiling at people will make you feel a little better and may make the person you pass feel a little better too.

Cross Your Arms

This one might seem counterintuitive, but crossing your arms across your chest (in the same way you do when you are ticked off), actual helps you become a better problem solver when you are faced with a difficult task ahead. Next time you are sitting in a long meeting or can’t quite figure out how to stop your toddler from having a meltdown, try crossing your arms and clearing your mind so the perfect solution can emerge. Being able to fix a problem that has been weighing on your mind is an excellent way to boost your mood. Most of the time, you probably do this naturally and don’t even think about it.

Don’t Slouch

Your mom or a teacher has probably told you this numerous times, but the physical way you sit can affect your overall mood. Slouching can actually cause fatigue and lower your productivity level. Slouching is a less energetic position to sit in, so it can naturally make you feel depressed. Sit straight up in your chair with your shoulders back for an instant energy boost. Your back will thank you for it as well.

There you have it folks. Three easy ways to boost your mood naturally in under one minute. Give at least one of them a try – you never know, one of them could just be the one thing you need today feel a little bit more confident and a little bit happier.

Also check out my post: 6 Ways to Start Treating Mild Depression Naturally for a few more tips on boosting your mood naturally.

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