Feeling a little bit down lately? Got some bad news or just having a lousy day in general? Minor disappointments in life can alter your daily activities and leave you feeling grumpy and miserable. Well lucky for you we have some tips that can lighten up your mood. Everyone needs a pick me up every now and then in order to make it through the day. It is totally normal to feel this way but ignoring how you feel can only make it worse in the long run. Here are six simple steps that can help you turn that frown upside down. 

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    Have A Laugh

    Whether you watch funny videos, a comedy, or share a joke or two,  laughing is the best form of medicine. It releases a lot of tension and just plain feels goo.

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    Be Scent-ational

    Don't underestimate the power of scent. Aromatherapy refers to the use of essential oils to improve your overall mood. If you don’t have oils at home you can default them for scented soap or lotions.

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    Crank Up The Tunes

    Playing some music while cleaning your house or going through your clothes or listening while going on a drive can easily boost your mood. Cheerful, upbeat music can infuse you with energy. 

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    Be Kind

    Participating in a random act of kindness can also improve your mood. Doing nice for others can not only bring a smile to their face but also to yours. Simply knowing that you made someone else’s day can leave you in more of a positive mind frame. 

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    Get In Touch

    A message of love and support from someone in your life that you love or care about can greatly lift your spirits. Whether it is your best friend, family member or romantic partner can help you release that emotional tension. Venting to others who can offer words of encouragement and consistently offer words of support are the best kinds of conversations.

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    Take A Walk Outdoors

    Taking a walk in the park can help lower your stress hormones and release endorphins. Endorphins are your happy hormones.