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Mood-Boosting Tips for the Spring Season

The arrival of spring signals a change of environment and a fresh start for everything around you. But mood and mental health play a huge role in whether or not we welcome this season with open arms. As the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, this is your sign to think about how you can lift your mood for the season ahead. We put together a few tips and ideas on how to boost your mood for spring. 

 

Refresh your home. 

After the long winter months, spring cleaning gives you a fresh start. And while it may seem like there’s a lot to do, decluttering not only makes your home feel cleaner and larger, but it can also work wonders for your mood. Spring cleaning can help you check things off your mental checklist and clear your mind. Plus, it’s much easier to be in a good mood when your home is clean and tidy. 

 

Revisit your sleeping habits. 

We all love a good night’s sleep, and our bodies do too because of how crucial it is for our health. Sleep gives your brain a chance to recharge and recover, keeping your mood up and your thinking sharp. But you need to keep up with a consistent sleep schedule and good sleep hygiene if you want to maintain a pattern of quality sleep. Here are a few tips. Try to sleep at the same time every day, and avoid sugary foods, alcohol, and caffeine before your bedtime. Create a comfortable environment for your sleep, which includes turning off lights and lowering the thermostat. Lastly, calm your mind as much as you can by not using your phone, computer, or TV within an hour before bedtime. You can also add anti-aging to your sleep routine with Rest & Rewind, a relaxing mint tea for restful sleep with potent polyphenols and antioxidants to support cellular health.* 

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Revamp your workout routine. 

It’s always easier to get out and exercise when the weather is warm and sunny. Now’s the perfect time to either start or get back into your healthy exercise habits. While exercise is great for physical health, it’s also a wonderful mood booster. One of your body’s responses to exercise is to release endorphins, chemicals produced by the nervous system that create feelings of happiness and euphoria. Because of this, exercise can be a helpful tool to boost your mood and may even be able to help if you’re feeling down or depressed. 

  

Replay your favorite music. 

What is spring without some happy tunes? Music is a well-known mood booster and all you need to do is listen. Make a playlist of the songs that make you smile and put a spring in your step. You can also find a new playlist and discover new music. Whatever you choose, don’t feel bad about singing (or dancing) along. 

  

Remind yourself about mindfulness. 

Sometimes we need to stop what we’re doing and take some time to meditate and calm our minds. Mindfulness and meditation can come in many shapes and sizes, and the important thing is to keep practicing. One technique you can try is four-by-four breathing: Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 4 seconds, breathe out for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 4 seconds, and complete again. Follow the pace and breathing rhythm for 2 minutes. Another technique you can try is gratitude mindfulness: Take several slow, deep breaths and think of something good that has happened to you recently, a person or animal you love, or an occasion when you were honored or appreciated by others. Think about your present situation and the positive things going on in your life. Say “I am thankful for these things.” 

  

Reconnect with friends and family. 

Winter is officially over, holiday busyness is gone, and the sun is out. What better time is there to get together with friends and loved ones? There aren’t too many things that can lift your mood better than being with the people who get you, make you laugh, and support you in every way. Make some time this spring to hang out and catch up. We promise it will be a breath of fresh air. 

  

Remember your daily nutrition. 

The nutrients you put into your body can have a huge impact on your mood. Your body stays happy when it gets the nutrition it needs, and certain nutrients like vitamin B, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics can also help to reduce stress. Do your best to eat well and fill nutrient gaps with a daily multivitamin. You can also try mood-boosting supplements like MoodLift® Complex*, which supports positive mental outlook and a sense of well-being.* 

  

Give your wellness a fresh start. 

Springtime is your opportunity to reprioritize your mental and physical health. And with the longer days ahead, you have plenty of time to start. Have a healthy spring season! 

 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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