In this fast-paced world, it can be difficult to stay positive, especially if we live alone or don’t see family and friends often. The stresses of work and everyday tasks can often feel like a burden. In this blog, we will be sharing three easy ways to boost your mood at home. It’s important to take some time to look after yourself every now and then. Even a few minutes a day can make a big difference.
1. Watch the Sunrise
Of all the reasons to step out into your garden, watching the sunrise is one of the best. This can be a relaxing way to explore your thoughts and relieve stress. Alternatively, you can use it as a meditative moment to clear your mind and prepare for the day ahead. Watching the sunrise is a great way to start the day and a surefire way to boost your mood. This relaxation can have lots of health benefits. Spending time in the sunshine is a good way to get your daily intake of vitamin D. Did you know that exposure to sunlight can also reduce anxiety? Furthermore, waking with the sunrise satisfies our circadian rhythms (when we wake up and start to feel tired), so you may find waking to view the sunrise gives you more energy for the day ahead. Why miss out on a positive start to your day?
2. Pamper Yourself
Another quick way to boost your mood is to take some time to pamper yourself. This could mean something different for everybody: you might want to light a few candles and run a bath, or get under your favourite cosy blanket. Making time for self-care can help you feel accomplished and refreshed. This will naturally boost your mood and can also have benefits for self-esteem.
There are lots of different ways to pamper yourself. Here are just some of our favourites:
- Nourish your skin with a face mask.
- Apply a moisturising hand cream.
- Run yourself a bubble bath.
- Dress for success in your favourite clothes.
- Spray your favourite perfume or cologne.
Last but not least, we recommend coming full-circle and ending your day looking up at the sky. Like the sunrise, staring up at the stars can help you clear your mind of day-to-day stresses and wind down ready for bed. It can also spark a creative flare to use for the next day. Stargazing has seen a huge rise in popularity recently with its stress-relieving benefits. To help you get started, here are five easy-to-find constellations. Before you go to sleep, you can boost your mood and set yourself up for a good day tomorrow by looking up at the stars.
Reassurance from LifeConnect24
Older people, especially those who live alone, might worry about what would happen if you had a fall at home. Would you be able to call for help in an emergency? If you’re looking for peace of mind, the LifeConnect24 alarm service is an ideal solution.
Our pendant alarms can be worn comfortably around the wrist or neck. If you fall or feel unwell, you can call for assistance with just the touch of a button. You and your family won’t need to worry about what will happen in an emergency – our 24-Hour Response Team is always on hand to help. We operate throughout the whole of Ireland, keeping elderly and disabled people safe every day.
To find out more about our personal alarms, give us a call on 1 800 937543. Alternatively, you can order your Lifeline alarm online today. We offer monthly and annual plans to suit a variety of budgets.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 4th May 2023 to reflect current information.