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5 Things You Can Do to Lift Your Spirits


Feeling a little down? We all have times in our lives where we feel like we're reaching for a lifeline or are perhaps just a little blue. It's true that there's no real secret or magic recipe for happiness in life, but there are simple things we can do to elevate our mood. I like to do one or even a few of my favorite things when I'm feeling low on energy. They don't really involve spending money, and most can be enjoyed in solitude or with others if that's your cup of tea. 

Here are some of my favorite mood-boosters:

  • Get up early

It may seem counterproductive to skimp on sleep, but if you can swing getting out of bed earlier than usual, give it a try! This time of year is lovely for early risers. Watch the sun rise- it's so beautiful, and it's a daily occurrence that you can enjoy anytime!

  • Enjoy a quiet cuppa

This may also involve getting up early, or staying up late. I love being able to sit alone in a quiet house before anyone else is stirring and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. It's my only cup of coffee for the day that is actually enjoyed hot and in perfect stillness and quietness. It's my 'me time,' if you will. My hubby is the opposite and enjoys his 'me time' at night after everyone else in the house has gone to bed. Same deal- the house is quiet, he can enjoy a beverage or snack in peace, and enjoy an activity like reading or watching a movie. I prefer my time spent on the porch, in a rocking chair, watching the world go by.

  • Read

Get your mind off things that may be bothering you by reading. Here's a tip- stay off social media. How much clutter can our minds handle? Mine has been overloaded by politics, harsh opinions, and hateful posts from people I once admired, and it just hurts my heart to look at my newsfeed anymore. Instead of wasting time down the rabbit hole, I'm reaching for books from beloved authors. I just started reading The Golden Thread by Darlene Zschech, which is about being mended and made even more beautiful by God when we're tattered and torn. This lady is so inspiring, and I recommend checking out all of her writings. They will lift your heart and spirit.

  • Go for a walk

It's summertime and hot outside. Walking in the sticky heat and humidity doesn't sound super fun, but do try to sneak some physical activity into your day every day. It's a positive step toward good health, and it will give you an incredible mental boost, too. Don't like walking alone? Take the kids on a nature walk or hike. Why not meet up with a friend or a group to walk together? Get moving and see how quickly your mood improves.

  • Plant a garden

You don't have to be a master gardener to plant a garden, or even have a green thumb. Container gardening is great for those with small spaces. Visit a local nursery (yes- shop and support local businesses if you can) and choose a few fool-proof plants for the summer and fall seasons. A butterfly garden is lovely this time of year, and you can easily create one with hearty sun-lovers like coneflower, zinnias, lantana, verbena, and even a butterfly bush or two. Plant them, water them in the evenings, and watch them grow! They'll attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and finches, and delight your nature-loving heart! Hands in the dirt is amazing therapy, and you'll love the satisfaction of seeing something you planted so lovingly take off and grow.

Do any of these mood-lifting activities seem up your alley? Why not give one of these a try this week and see if and how doing so improves your mood? If it works well for you, make an effort to add more time and space for this, and other good things.

Wishing you much peace and happiness, always.

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