You’re fighting with your significant other. Work is unbearable. Your kids are driving you insane. You’re simply in a funk. Sound familiar? We all have those weeks where we’d much rather crawl in a cave and hideout, but unfortunately that’s now how it works. So, instead, why not make the best of a less-than-perfect day with these all-natural mood boosters that can help turn your day around.
1. Infuse Your Mood Tea*: While many of us drink tea to unwind after a long day or settle our stomach, it can also be used to infuse your mood – literally. Sun Chlorella USA recently came out with their newest “Infuse Your Mood” tea to balance the mind, body and spirit. Made with 100% natural Eleutherococcus senticosus leaf, the tea is crafted to create a natural state of comfort during our far too common hectic lifestyles. As an adaptogen, Infuse Your Mood is meant to reduce stress and improve mental altertness. Enjoy a fresh cup of this earthy-tasting tea anytime you’re feeling sluggish for an instant mood boost.
2. De-Clutter: Every once in a while, all we need is a big dose of de-cluttering. Clean out your closet to make room for fall fashion, get rid of toxic friends who don’t support you, and get rid of all of those old to-do lists and post-it notes in your office and get clear about your current goals. De-cluttering your life can make way for a clearer, happier mindset.
3. Stock Up On Good Mood Foods: Different foods have different energetics about them, some producing energy or creative thinking, others inducing a euphoric feeling. Some natural mood-boosters for you to stock up on? Dark chocolate, walnuts, whole grains and fish to name a few. Like a speaker at a healthy living conference one said, “Sardines are like anti-depressants in a can.” Check out this article from Everyday Healththat discusses recent studies showing that food (such as cold water fish) may indeed be able to help fight depression.
Rachel Chemerynski is a Health Coach and freelance writer who resides in Boston's North End. She is the founder of Zesty Living, a health counseling business that focuses on helping women reach their individual wellness goals, be it weight loss or stress relief, and ultimately get their "zest" back. She also blogs over at Healthy Chicks, a website filled with tips on healthy eating, happiness and more.
*Note: This post was originally published on Rachel's healthy living blog Healthy Chicks. Sun Chlorella USA supplied me with a complimentary box of Infuse Your Mood Tea, however I was not compensated for writing this post and as always, all opinions are my own.