Did you know that smiling actually releases happy endorphins or that rubbing your ears boosts energy? We partnered with
to highlight quick things that bring you joy.
There's nothing wrong with getting in a negative mood from time to time — it happens to everyone. But you can break that bad habit and transform your outlook with some supersimple rituals. Whether you have just a minute or an hour to spend, here are fun ideas that will put you in a better frame of mind instantly.
Walk Barefoot in the Grass
Not only does strolling barefoot in the grass give you an opportunity to reconnect with nature and clear your mind, but it's basically like getting a free acupuncture session on your feet. You'll feel alert and relaxed.
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Take a Quick Nap
There's a reason you should indulge in that afternoon catnap. Snagging just a bit of shut-eye during the day
can help boost memory and leave you recharged and ready to learn.
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Carry Out a Random Act of Kindness
The best thing about a random act of kindness is just that — it's completely random. Pick something out of the blue and see the way it affects someone. In line waiting to pay for something? Treat the person behind you and pick up their tab. Or dole out a hug to a complete stranger.
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Get Some Sunshine
There's nothing quite like getting your daily dose of vitamin D in the afternoon to lift the mood and clear the mind. Aim for 10-15 minutes — that's about all you need to feel the mood-boosting effects of sunshine.
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Smell a Coconut
Coconut doesn't just taste decadent, it's also believed to do a whole host of beneficial things to your body, like lower blood pressure and decrease feelings of anxiety. This is a great reason to always keep coconut oil on hand!
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Rub Your Earlobe
Lightly massaging your ear for just a minute a day has been known to stimulate energy pressure points and reduce stress. Start by squeezing your earlobe, then work your way up.
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Make a Gratitude Jar
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Stick a jar on your desk and vow to write down one thing each day that brings a smile to your face. At the end of the year (or if you can't wait that long, the end of each month), go through the
gratitude jar and read everything that's inside. You'll feel an instant rush of appreciation and happiness.
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More From Chobani
When that afternoon slump hits, hit back with a delicious
Chobani Flip™ yogurt. Inspired by the flavors crafted at our Chobani SoHo® café, Chobani Flip™ is a unique combination of creamy Chobani® Greek yogurt and real, delicious ingredients for an irresistibly crunchy snack. How you satisfy your cravings matters, so make a moment for pure escape.
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