There is no switch you can flip and be instantly happy, we get it. However, science has come a long way and has identified some surprising and even strange things that can be used to instantly lift your mood. Get the dark clouds out of the way and look on the bright side.
We are here to present 12 scientifically proven ways that can make you feel delicious in a second.
Place An Ice Cube On The Top Of Your Neck
Let’s start off right…literally. Placing an ice cube on this exact spot on the neck is an ancient Chinese technique called Feng Fu. It is believed to help with a host of problems including headaches, lack of sleep, cellulite, and mood improvement.
The scientific literature mainly locates its healing powers in local problems.
Color Your Bath Walls With Crayons As You Are Taking A Bath
It helps you combine two proven techniques to relieve stress and practice your painting skills, which is a bonus. According to research, coloring reduces stress because it helps us refocus our attention.
Not only that, but scientists have found that regular bathing helps regulate anxiety. So if you want to stay on top of the latest TikTok trends to relieve stress, try this.
Smell Some Fresh-cut Grass
Mmm, the wonderful smell of joy… and freshly cut grass, but it’s almost the same. The smell of freshly cut grass has been shown to work wonders in terms of improving mood and relieving stress. There are even attempts to make sprays that capture this magic.
Relax Your Tongue In Your Mouth
If you want to stop negative self-talk for a second, try simply relaxing your tongue in your mouth for a moment. Psychiatrists agree that this can break the vicious cycle of thoughts in your head and can help you clear your mind.
Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back
You could call it “fake it until you make it,” but having good posture really does make you feel like a winner. Research shows that having an upright posture can make you feel more alert and excited, less afraid, and have higher self-esteem.
It can even help you feel more purposeful when faced with a problem.
Put some salt on your tongue
Don’t be salty because the next one is a gem. For people who suffer from strong waves of anxiety, it seems that simply putting a pinch of salt on the tongue can help the situation tremendously.
It engages your senses and distracts you from focusing on what you’re panicking about. However, some people may experience shortness of breath due to salt-stimulating acid production, so be careful.
What works for you when you feel depressed and sad? Tell us in a comment.