9 Simple Tips To Improve Mood and Feel Happier

Suggestions to crank up your spirits when you just don’t feel like yourself

Liberty Forrest, Author

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Do you ever have days when you just don’t feel like yourself? You might feel a bit flat or “down,” and you don’t know why?

I presume you’re human and conscious or you wouldn’t be reading this; therefore, the answer to that has got to be a resounding “yes.”

All of us end up there at times. You wade through your day like you’re trying to walk through water, which sounds simple enough to do but isn’t. You try to brush it off but that lingering mood hangs like cobwebs in your brain.

Depending on your personality, others might notice that something is amiss and ask if you’re okay. Especially if you’re usually quite perky or something of an extrovert. If you’re suddenly quiet, everybody thinks there’s something wrong.

You tell them you’re okay because nothing is bothering you in particular. So why the heck do you feel like this?

If there’s no obvious answer, here are nine tips that could help:

1. Journalling

Your flat mood might be due to an unresolved issue that’s trying to get your attention. Or maybe a situation is impacting your life in a way that you haven’t yet figured out.

It can be helpful to grab a journal or a notebook and pen and start writing. No devices for this, please. They block the heart-to-hand flow.

Start writing about how you feel and don’t stop. Even if you get stuck and can’t think of what to say, write that, over and over, “I’m stuck and I don’t know what to say. I’m still stuck. I just can’t think of anything.” Eventually, something will shift and you’ll reconnect with your feelings.

This can be a powerful exercise. It can bring all sorts of insights into your awareness that can help you figure out whatever might have been hanging in the ether, so to speak, and making you feel less than stellar.

2. Spiritual Connection

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Liberty Forrest, Author

Award-Winning Author. Creator of “Witchy” cartoon. Spiritual Arts Mentor. Discover who you are, why you’re here, and how to follow that path. libertyforrest.com