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Quick Ways To Boost Your Mood

24 Quick Ways To Boost Your Mood

quick ways to boost your mood

Do you need a little boost? A pick me up?

We all do from time to time. 

You know those days where you are just not in the right mindset. Maybe you are going through something rough. Maybe you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. 

No matter what got you feeling this way, the goal is to find a way out. At least take some steps in the right direction. 

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Here Are 24 Simple and Quick Ways To Boost Your Mood

1) Music

A three-minute song has so much power. 

Music is one of the best ways to take steps in a more positive direction. 

 Blast some music and your mood is sure to improve. 

2) Inspirational Quotes

I try to read a few inspirational quotes every single day. This takes no time at all. Usually, I see some quotes I love just scrolling through Instagram. 

I almost always see one that resonates with me. One that makes me really reflect on something going on in my life. 

3) Read

Now, reading an entire book is not at all quick. But reading a couple of pages is. 

Here is a book I am currently reading. I love how it is broken down into very small sections. So I can read for 3 minutes or 30 minutes depending on how much time I have. 

Be sure to check out these other amazing personal development books!

4) Gratitude

It is so easy to fall into a cycle of only seeing the negatives in your life. Problems seem to find a way to be front and center. And this is completely understandable. 

But take a few minutes and name just a few things you are grateful for. They don’t need to be huge things. It can be anything. 

5) Find a Mantra

Find a personal mantra that makes you feel good. Repeat it as often as needed!

6) Take a Break

This can mean sitting in silence for 5 minutes. Taking a few minutes to take just focus on your breath. 

This could even mean taking an extra-long hot shower and focusing on nothing but the water.

7) Talk to a Friend

Friends are so valuable. A quick chat with a friend can definitely boost your mood. 

8) Journal

When in doubt, write it out. 

Grab a journal and write out exactly how you are feeling. 

Check out this post on how to start a journal!

9) Embrace the Funk

Don’t try to hide it. Don’t try to stuff it deep down inside. 

Embrace it and then you can start climbing your way out of the funk.

10) Think of a Goal

This will give you something to focus on. 

Read all about setting and achieving goals here!

11) TED Talk

Do yourself a favor and look up some inspirational and motivational TED Talks!

12) Get Some Sunshine

If the weather allows, go outside. Let the sun shine on you for even a few minutes.

And even if the sun is not shining, don’t underestimate the power of some fresh air. 

13) Laugh

Now, it is not possible to laugh at the drop of a dime. You have to search for the funny sometimes.

Look up some memes. Watch a comedy special on Netflix. Find the funny!

14) Dance

I can not tell you how many times I have turned the volume up and had an epic dance party in my living room. 

Try it for yourself!

15) Organize Something

This shifts your focus to something else. And then when you finish, you feel accomplished. 

16) Social Media Break

We are on our phones a lot. Some days, I know I am on my phone mindlessly scrolling for no good reason. 

Put your phone down for 30 minutes and be present in your life. 

17) Say Something Nice

This could be about someone else. Or about yourself. 

Putting kindness out into the world is a great mood booster.

18) Grab Your Favorite Drink

It may seem silly but my favorite fancy coffee drink makes me happy. 

Does it solve all my problems? I wish. 

But your favorite drink (or food) can make things seem a little bit better. 

19) Stretch

I’m talking about one of those stretches that always has some crazy sounds that go along with it. 

Those are the best!

20) Be Productive

Choose to do something.

Maybe write out a to-do list and then work on crossing one thing off. Or start working on something you have been putting off. 

21) Cuddle Up

Grab your favorite blanket and cuddle up. 

22) Pep Talk

Give yourself a pep talk. Think about what you would say to someone else that was feeling a little down. 

Now say this to yourself! 

23) Plan Something

A date night. A girl’s night out. Even a day for yourself. 

24) Meditate

Meditation can change your mindset if you are feeling down.

But mediation is also just a great tool to incorporate into your everyday life.


Will the things on this list make you feel 100% better? We all know the answer to that.

But they are small steps that can each make a small difference. And we all know that small differences lead to big differences. 

Do you have any ideas on quick ways to boost your mood? Let’s chat!

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