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How To Boost Your Mood & Positivity





Happy Pancake Day Everyone! Today I'm in the mood to stuff my face with Nutella pancakes in a bubble bath ALL DAY! I've 100% woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and I hate it. My New Years Resolution for 2015 was to boost my positivity, so far it's been very successful, I feel better in my mind than I have done for nearly 2 years now, which is great! But aren't we all partial to these moody mornings or sometimes moody days!? This post I am writing in a very bad mood my fiance is home today and has already, at 10:35am,  resorted to another room to avoid my mood, he knows how to handle it all too well. I'm hoping by the end of the writing this post I will have forgotten all about the mood I'm in and in the words of Taylor Swift - SHAKE IT OFF.
So here are 7 WAYS to boost your mood.



PUT YOUR MUSIC ON LOUD



This is probably my favourite way to shake off my bad mood, I turn the music up really loud and dance round the living room with my toddler. Dancing is supposed to release endorphins, so I'm told, and I completely believe it. There's nothing better than playing music you LOVE and dancing around! A top tip I would advice to all of you, close your curtains, I've been caught out a few times by my neighbours, the postman and delivery drivers, it never gets less embarrassing, I promise. 


PLAN A TRIP




Whether this is a week long trip or a complete year of travelling there's no better way to boost your mood than planning a trip and having something to look forward to. The pictures you see above are taken by one of my best friends, Connie, who is currently travelling around Australia and she is having the time of her life, I couldn't be more proud of her. She inspires me to want to travel and experience new things which in turn boosts your moods. I'm currently planning trips throughout the year for me and my little family and it's the best feeling ever having so many things to look forward to.


PLAY VIDEO GAMES



Yes, I am a woman, yes, I am a mother and yes, I am 22 years old  but if Harper is in bed or napping and I am in one of those moods that I'm desperate to shake off, I play the XBOX. I am obsessed with Grand Theft Auto Online and The Sims 3. They are the only games I will play and they genuinely put me in such a better mood, I think it's the concentration more than anything, I just love it and I think the XBOX will always have a spot in my heart, as sad as that sounds. 

COOKING/BAKING


I love to cook and I love to bake cakes, I find it so therapeutic. I love finding new recipes on Pinterest and trying them out, there's so many delicious pasta bake recipes and chicken recipe ideas that I love to try out. I'm such a foodie, I always think I would enjoy being a Chef, but then I remember I love to cook because it gives me solidarity. I'm a big lover of my own company and it gives me such a positivity boost when I've achieved something alone whether it's a delicious meal or building a piece of furniture.   


WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE TV SERIES/FILM




My favourite television series of all time is Gossip Girl, even talking about it is making me want to watch it all over again, I only just finished watching it for the second time about 6 months ago, but I could honestly watch it over and over for the rest of my life. It takes a lot for me to get into a new television series though and I'm currently looking for a box set to start, so if you have any suggestions comment below. ANYWAY put on your comfiest pyjamas, grab your fave snacks and maybe throw a duvet into the mix, put on Netflix and before you know it your bad mood will be gone. 


EXERCISE

Now i'm not saying put on insanity and sweat your insides out till you break something. I'm talking light exercise, a long walk with your headphones in listening to your favourite tunes, a gentle jog through your local park or take a pilates class at your local gym. Not only does exercise release positive endorphins, it gives you time to think and it's good for your body inside and out. What more could you want to boost your positivity and mood? 



BUYING NEW THINGS 




Oh my goodness, the pleasure that comes from buying pretty new things is enough to put me in a good mood for a week! There is no better feeling than knowing you have a parcel coming when you wake up in the morning. Although taking yourself down to the shops is great too, getting out of the house, even if you have no money, and do a little window shopping. Swatching some lipsticks you would like to purchase on payday will boost your mood so much. I call it research when I go window shopping with my little sister, we both go into Boots and just check out what we're going to buy when we can afford it and it's so much fun. 



If all of these still don't work, the only thing left to do is run yourself a bubble bath with your favourite lush product or bubble bath and eat a big bar of your favourite chocolate! Writing this blog has boosted my mood it's personally one of my best ways to shake my mood! I also went for a really nice, long walk with my daughter which helped! I hope this helps any of you in the best way, whether you need a boost right now or keep these ideas in the back of your mind for when you do wake up feeling a bit crap! Until next time, thanks for reading :) 


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