A brisk walk is my surefire way to beat a bad mood. The small dose of exercise, fresh air, and freedom from distraction always does the trick.
Looking for its own cure, BBC rounded up tips from mental health professionals on how to best beat the blues.
Some of my favorites include:
- Garden: it forces you to focus on the task at hand.
- Exercise: physical activity releases endorphins.
- Cook a meal from scratch: cooking gets your mind off what's bothering you, and a tasty meal will reward you for your work.
- Volunteer: finding time to do even something small for someone else will boost your spirits.
You can check out the whole list here. I'm curious: what do you do to beat the blues?