10.20.2013

Quick Happy Tricks That Lifts My Mood

Life's daily challenges can be overwhelming at times especially when an unforeseen, discouraging event slowly seeps away my optimism. I've had my fair share of both happy and sad moments - even depressing instances. But I consciously make an effort to be happy at all occasions.




Enumerated below are my quick fixes to lift my mood.


1. I make an extra effort to be in the midst of my nephews and niece. By simply observing how easy for them to heartily laugh at even the simplest task they do; I learn to appreciate the simplicity of life even more. Similarly their hugs and kisses comfort me too.


2. Sleeping keeps me sane, creative and alert. When I was younger, I can forgo this very important activity. As I matured in years, I discovered the pleasure and benefits I can obtain from a sufficient, restful and quality sleep.


3. Exercising releases my happy hormone. In the past, I sweated to lose or maintain my weight. Now, I long for the instant glow and the good feeling I get after I do my gait.


4. Having a thankful heart for both the good and the challenging things that come my way surprisingly makes me feel blessed.


What quick fixes do you do to instantly lift your mood?


Thank you Marco Polo for helping me fix this blog after the domain expired! :)
Photo source: telligent

32 comments :

  1. Hi Farida! You have some wonderful ways to keep your mood up. I agree with the exercise one. It takes some effort for me to get going, but I'm always happy when I do. It helps make the whole day so much happier.

    I like a good book too. Time just stands still with a fun story to keep me engaged. I'm reading one now that is not really all that uplifting in story line, but it is so interesting. Love that!

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend!
    Ceil

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  2. These are great tips! I do many of the same things.

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  3. I love your list...it's similar to mine. Oh how I love a good nap.. In the nice weather I like taking a nap on our lawn swing in the back yard, as it gently rocks me.
    We have to take charge of our happiness, don't we?

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  4. Apart playing with children, I am pretty much like you:)

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  5. Sleep and Exercise works for me, and I am a worrier.

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  6. Exercise, music and prayer lift my mood... always. :-)
    Eliz

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  7. Good to see your blog kinda fixed. Hope you get your domain back. Looking at my kids smiling and having fun lifts my mood instantly.

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  8. Ako naman, just a simple interaction and playtime with Yuri never fails to lift my mood! Also, delicious food and good sleep! :D

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  9. Hi, Ida! Your blog is ok na!!! What was the tweak Marco made?

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  10. i distract myself... by watching a light movie, by reading or by writing about how i feel. :)

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  11. My quick fix is sleep too, and chocolates! Hahahaha.. But exercise is one thing I am looking forward to do despite my busy sched.

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  12. Dark chocolate and seeing my kids cute little faces always put me into good moods. Nice list sis:)

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  13. By the way, I nominated you for a Sunshine Award (again haha). Here's the post: http://www.davaomommy.com/2013/10/ive-got-sunshine-award.html

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  14. sleep is so precious now that we're older, huh? i suddenly miss being a kid. all you had to worry then were trivial things. but happy thoughts forever! it'll make each day easier to bear.

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  15. A kiss and hug from my Little Matt already fixes my mood. He is really malambing and knows when to make it. hehehe

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  16. Good tips here! For quickfixes, I'd eat chocolates or something sweet. Not good, I know. :D Next would be to listen to music. :D

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  17. Aww, these are so inspiring, Ms. Farida. I love them all. Thank you for sharing! I hope I could back to exercising again. Tsk tsk.

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  18. My family, especially my son, uplift my mood when I feel down. He can actually turn my world upside down in a blink of an eye. And like you, having a thankful heart and a positive outlook in life, is what makes me feel blessed and happy even at a dark hour.

    By the way, I am glad your blog has been fixed already, our domains will expire soon and I already remind Daddy Allan to renew them. And sorry for not replying too soon. My gmail encountered glitches e. All my blogs I have subscribed with are mysteriously unsubscribed.

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  19. Oh you went back to the blogspot domain...why? Anyway, sorry for my late reply, but glad you were able to fix it. My happiness fix is talking with my youngest nephew who is 5yrs old since yesterday. We talk on the phone almost everyday and when I come to visit, he's always the giddy, energetic little boy that he is...and so makulit!

    I also love to sleep...a lot! That is if I'm not reading a good book that I lose sleep over on some nights.

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  20. I get a good read. Watch videos of my kids. Quickly fixes my unhappy mood and turns my frowns to smiles.

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  21. I want more happy hormones too! :) I'm a very emotional person, so a tight hug can surely perk me up.

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  22. That is very helpful tips! You sure are into a lot of positive and happy days with thiese! God bless!

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  23. My mood needs lifting up today. It's my monthly period that's why! Hay, to be a woman! LOL

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  24. playing with my son. talking to my husband, and enough sleep will definitely lift up my mood.

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  25. I full of worries these days.. I really need mood uplifting..:)

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  26. I listen to music, watch my favorite shows and chat with friends. Oh sometimes, I eat. :D

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  27. Thanks for sharing, Farida! That's one positive way to deal with lonely spells - sabi nga nila, pwede mo pagdaanan pero wag mo titigilan. :)

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  28. I love this list. I can attest that being surrounded with kids really uplifts the soul. Kids are surrounded by guardian angels and thats maybe where the positive vibes come from :)

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  29. A good movie helps too! :-)
    Eliz

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  30. great post, i might apply this soon as i need some mood lifting up.. have a happy weekend

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  31. I was really so busy the past weeks... for an accreditation process and also after the Crisis! Even with all of it, I was still happy because we have happy people around the hospital, at home and even in the evacuation center we visited. I surround myself with positive people and it fixes each day! Blogging also is my quick fix!!!

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  32. One thing I miss is getting my "sleep fix". I have been sleeping an average of 5 to 6 hours a night ever since I became a mom

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