5 Ways To Instantly Feel Happier


We all have those days where we feel a little run-down, unmotivated and uninspired. And that's totally okay. It happens to the best of us. I'm not sure that the gloomy weather at this time of year is exactly helping in that department either. But what's important is knowing how to pick up momentum again and that is just what I'll be sharing with you today. My 5 favourite mood-boosting, happiness-building tips will have you up and at it again in no time!

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1. Get your blood flowing - You've probably heard it a million times before but it's so true. Exercising releases endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. So regardless of how much you don't feel like doing it, put on your gym gear and get that body moving! But don't think that spending an hour in the gym is your only option. Why not blast your favourite music and dance like no-one is watching? Trust me, you'll feel SO much happier by the end of it.

2. Indulge in a little me time - If you're in a bit of a slump, having a little pampering session will instantly make you feel better about yourself. Take a long bath. Do a homemade face mask. Paint your nails. Invite your girlfriends over and make an evening of it if you like!

3. Change your environment - I find that when I feel most uninspired and unmotivated, it's usually because I have been sitting in the same spot for hours on end. If you have the option to work or study from a new environment, whether that's a coffee shop or a library, do it! You'll find that your mood and productivity levels will instantly rocket upwards when you are feeling inspired and energised by your surroundings.

4. Get outside - It's incredible what a bit of fresh air can do for you. Make it a priority to spend a bit of time outdoors everyday. Even if it's just a 10 minute mindful walk or enjoying your morning cup of coffee outside, feeling the fresh air against your skin just somehow always makes things better.

5. Switch off - I feel like most of us have our phones glued to our hands at all times and although social media is kind of incredible, it's so important to just take a step away from technology once in a while to give your mind a break. Try switching off for 1 hour before bed and take time to enjoy your night routine, you'll notice alll the difference.

Do you have any mood-boosting tips to share? Leave them in the comments below!


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  1. Lovely tips: I'm quite good at exercising and switching off, but getting outside is something I always forget to do during those times, yet I agree that it does make a huge difference! Great post :)


  2. I've been in a mental rut and recently went to a cafe for a couple hours to work on my blog and get inspired. Changing my environment helps so much, especially since I live alone and am stuck in my tiny apartment all winter!


  3. I love doing all of these in order to boost my mood. I also like journaling or listening to some music that puts me in a happier place. My "Morning Grind" playlist or a Paramore headbang session has been known to cure blue spells. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Such great tips! Exercising always makes me super happy and more energised x


  5. Awesome! marvelous tips! cool leggings though!

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  6. You're so right about all of these! Little changes can be such a huge mood improver!

    xx, Pia

  7. Love this post! It's all so true!
    I definitely feel better after I've done some exercise or got some fresh air :)
    Love the gym leggings in the picture btw!

    Starlight & Stitches

  8. These are great tips! I think it's good to take a break from technology sometimes too.


  9. I love switching off and having some me time too- it's so important! A good book, a bubble bath and some chocolate is my favourite way to spend me time!


  10. Love love love this post and can agree with everything you've mentioned!
    Getting outside and exercising plays a massive roll in me mood, 100% instant mood boosters!

    Stacey x

  11. Really need this right now. Thanks for sharing dear! It's hard to find and feel happiness sometimes.


  12. I have my share of uninspired and unmotivated moments, so this was a refreshing read! I think having a bit of me time to just slow things down and be mindful of where you are can really help. You're right about exercise, as much effort as it may take it does wonders! Have a wonderful weekend Amy xx

    Sending light + love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  13. Love these tips!! They are my go-to as well. I also find that I need to push myself to do one of them because it's easy to fall into a slump and just stay in it, I need to make sure that I push myself out of it and do something!

    Spending time with a friend or my sisters is also something that helps, even if it's for a quick call or a coffee.

    I also like using my creativity as a way to tune out - so I'll pick up a pen and work on my calligraphy, even for a just a few minutes.