We have the right to feel good every day. Yet the majority of people don’t feel as good as they should. Maybe you just feel a bit meh, or you’re completely out of whack – whatever you think your mood is, it’s up to you to take control of it and turn it around. If you’re not feeling good every day, the following could be why. Take a look and see what you can do about it!
You’re Letting The Day Dictate Your Mood
So, you wake up in the morning and you roll out of bed, and you just see how the day unfolds. Usually, this leaves us feeling disappointed and unhappy as we haven’t already decided how we’d like to feel. You can wake up in the morning and decide that you’re going to feel happy, grateful, and blessed for everything that you have. You can’t let the events of the day dictate your mood too much.
Wake up in the morning and get the ball rolling by appreciating the fact that you woke up, in a warm house, in a cosy bed…and let things take a domino effect from there. Decide that you’re going to feel this way for the rest of the day.
You’re Not Eating Properly
The foods we eat play a huge role in how good we feel. If you’re eating junk food, you can guarantee that you’re going to feel lethargic, sluggish, tired, unhappy – the list goes on. Eating food that is colorful and good for the body will make you feel energized, happy, and more. Notice how you feel after eating bad food and notice how you feel after eating good food. You should notice a substantial difference in your mood. Eat good food to feel good!
Make sure your plate is colorful and that you’re getting a good balance of protein, carbs, and fats. Of course you can have treats, but everything in moderation is the key to health and happiness.
You’re Not Moving Enough
Perhaps you work sitting down, or you’re simply not moving enough day to day. Getting the body moving helps the body to release endorphins – this is the happy hormone. The more you move, the more endorphins you have and the happier you’ll feel. Find a type of exercise that you really enjoy and do it regularly. You should notice a huge change in your mood in general, and especially after exercise.
You could try a yoga class, start to walk everywhere, or even start weight lifting. Whatever makes you feel good and happy.
You’re Not Getting High Quality Sleep
It isn’t enough to simply get enough sleep. You need to make sure that the sleep you’re getting is high quality. You should have a good idea of whether yours is high quality by how you feel when you wake up – do you want to get out of bed and tackle the day, or do you feel like snoozing longer? Do you have a headache? Pay attention to the way you feel and you should have a good idea. Maybe you need to invest in a new bed. If you do, take a look at this slats and mattresses guide to give you a better idea of what you need. You may simply need to change your room around so that it’s more suitable for sleeping, e.g. take out the electronics and change the temperature. Focus on winding down before bed too, and doing your best to stay away from your phone. Your phone, the TV, and other electronics disrupt your circadian rhythm.
You’re Not Spending Time Around The Right People
The people you spend time around can have a huge effect on how you feel. Some people are toxic or just plain negative, and will suck all of the life right out of you if you’re not careful. As a rule, if you want to feel good you need to spend time around people who not only make you feel good, but feel good themselves. We become the average of the 5 people we spend the most time around. If you’re not spending time around positive, happy people, you’re not going to feel this way yourself.
You’re Not Spending Time Doing Things You Love
Most people get so preoccupied with things like work and chores they forget to spend time doing the things they love. If you love painting, then paint. If you love making rockets out of legos, build rockets out of legos. It’s so important you take the time each day to do something you really enjoy.