Staying positive can be tough even in the finest of times and now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, keeping a cheerful mood can seem nearly impossible. Here are 5 ways you can follow to boost your mood instantly during quarantine.
1. Take time to slow down…
In this world of internet and social media everything is fast moving. Be it changing DP on WhatsApp or sending an email, everything is done with in minutes as nobody has time to stop and are rushing in this unstopping cycle. Taking time to sit back and digitally detoxing yourself will not only help you to reduce stress and anxiety but also relax and calm your mood down.
Taking time off all the work will help you process thing a lot easier and will give you time to think on things that you neglect or didn’t have time to complete. Quarantine is a best time to spend time with your family and to rekindle your relationships, also take personal care be it hygiene or health.
2. Read books!!
There is not better way to calm yourself then reading a book. It not only relaxes your mind but also keeps you in the loop of the on-going world. Reading can even relax your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles. A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%.
As said “Books Are Men’s Best Friends” is true because it doesn’t feel dreary and one can choose between the own favorite genres. Not only reading it for yourself but also reading it for your family can be interactive and can be fun. Reading good books can also increases you vocabulary skills and make you smarter.
Exercise or any sort of physical activity is always proven to be beneficial for health. Due to pandemic most of the people are staying home, thus there is not a lot to do, we are very restricted in our body movements, it is even more important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. Daily exercise can be considered helpful as it will keep you fit and work for a better immune system to fight any kind of sickness and relax your body and reduce stress.
Any sort of yoga can also be propitious as it can reduce fatigue and sleeplessness. You can engage in physical activity by exercising with family, friends by using online fitness resources or taking a virtual class. A healthy body is a best way of immunity as well as mood booster.
Hobbies are essential to having a well-rounded life. Saving some time for yourself to enjoy a hobby can provide the physical, mental, emotional, and creative benefits that make life more meaningful. Hobbies and activities that get you out and about can make you feel happier and more relaxed. It also proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Having is hobby is the best way to utilize spare time, be it reading a book, singing, dancing or what ever you are passionate about can be an instant mood booster.
5. Help someone(donate)..
What a better way to feel good about yourself by making others happy. During this lockdown many people have lost their jobs and have no money to fulfil their basic needs. Donating things that are extra in your house or are never used to charity can not only help the needy but also make you happy as you made someone’s prayer come true. There are many websites online that you can donate to.
Remember no donation is small !