Daily routines and fast lives have always been a source of mood swings. Today most people are suffering from mood swings knowingly or unknowingly. These mood swings, if repeated can bring a lot of stress because they impact our personal and professional lives. The outcome of this is sense of dejection. This dejection can project itself in the form of sadness, depression, gloominess, anger, and even sleeplessness. Then how can we over come it?
Following are five result oriented tips to keep your mood up:
- Make a SMART schedule
A smart schedule is one which is specific, measurable, and time bound. This helps you keep all your tasks in line. Following this you can manage to complete multiple tasks throughout the day.
- Know when it's time to take a break
Research has shown that the brain working continuously in one track gets bored easily. The other side is that brain finds it hard to concentrate on one issue for too long. Thus, taking a break makes the brain refresh and focus completely in the game again.
- Exercise regularly
Exercise improves our health and increases our pain bearing capacity. It also improves the overall muscle strength. Regular exercise keeps the serotonin levels up, which is the hormone responsible for happiness.
- Read more or explore new music
If you are interested in reading then read some books on self help. Books of interest bring joy to the brain. If you enjoy music then try to explore genres, find songs that soothe you. It has been seen that the brain responds well to music and functions better.
- Meditate regularly
Meditation is the key to maintain our inner stability. We build up a lot of expectations out of our daily lives and if not met, they make us feel sadness or anger. Both of these have can impact our health a lot. Meditation increases all the constructive activities of the body which are needed for healing or balancing our health.
All these habits are time tested and have shown good results for anyone who has practiced them regularly. Consistency in following these is the key to successfully managing stress.