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How to Boost Mood and Increase Energy Naturally

How to Boost Mood and Increase Energy Naturally
Written by Mia Morales

How moody are ya? Here are a few ways to level out and manage your moods better.

Most people find themselves down in the dumps from time to time, and while sometimes there is a discernible cause, at other times it may seem as if there is no real reason for it.

The truth is that there can be many things that affect mood, from what you eat to the quality of sleep you get. If you ever find yourself looking for ways to improve your mood in a natural way, here are a few things to consider. 

Get the Right Nutrition

Nutrition can potentially have a big impact on your day to day mood, and choosing the right foods can be a helpful tool in improving your mood overall. Often, eating large amounts of sugary or processed food can lead to spikes and crashes in blood sugar, which can ultimately lead to mood swings.

By eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods you can help keep your mood stable. Additionally, if you sometimes find it difficult to eat as well as you would like introducing health shakes like Gundry MD Proplant can be a simple way to help make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need to feel your best. 

Try an Energizing Workout

Along with diet, the kind of physical activities you do may have a lot to do with your mood as well. There are a variety of workouts that can have mood-boosting qualities, so what can be more important is making sure that you do them consistently.

Often, doing your favorite exercise, whether it’s a nature walk, yoga, or lifting weights for as little as fifteen minutes a day may have a positive impact on your mood. 

Get Enough ZZZ’s

As most people who have experienced a sleepless night might know, not getting enough sleep can have a major impact on how you feel the rest of the day.

In today’s busy and fast-paced world, many adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis and choose instead to compensate the next day with large amounts of caffeine.

This strategy can lead to irritability, mood swings, and more poor sleep. Choosing to make sleep a priority and aiming to get around the recommended eight hours a night may not only help you feel energized in the mornings but can improve your mood throughout the day, as well. 

The Bottom Line

Many things can have an impact on your mood, from the food you eat, to your physical activity level, to how much sleep you get during the night. Much of the time if you frequently find yourself experiencing bad moods for no particular reason, it may be the result of poor habits in one of these areas.

However, there can be a variety of ways to boost your mood and increase energy. Whether you tweak your diet, and begin including fresh, mood-boosting fruits and veggies, or start a workout that gets your blood pumping and endorphins flowing, there can be more than one way to improve your overall wellbeing naturally. 

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.

We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. As a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I have accepted that I will never find the perfect balance as a mom, and no matter how others perceive me as a working mom, both being a mom and a professional help me to progress as a woman.

2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I’m grateful for the resilience that my trials have instilled in me. As hard as my trials have been they have helped me empathize with others more and to become a better person.

3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

Becoming a mother and feeling the love of my children has been the most rewarding experience of my life. That love coupled with a desire to maintain their love and respect is one of my biggest motivators in life.

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About the author

Mia Morales

A woman who loves freelance writing.

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