Tiredness and mood swings prevent us from being productive and happy. The good thing is that you can actually influence your state by changing your daily routine. There are simple rules you can follow in order to feel better and make the most out of your day:

Eat healthy

Your well-being and happiness directly depend on your gut health, according to the latest scientific research. That’s why you feel irritated when you are hungry. You may also have other mood swings during the day due to your poor food choices. So, stick to a healthy diet and avoid skipping meals.

Sleep well

To be energetic and productive, you need to sleep at least seven hours per day. It’s the only way your body can rest and regenerate. If you have trouble sleeping, consider booking an appointment with the doctor. Also, you can practice good sleeping hygiene that includes airing the room and switching off your devices before going to sleep, using pressure blankets and lavender oil. Learn more about healthy sleep in the infographic below.

Be social

Humans are social creatures, and they can’t survive alone. Being with people you like can boost your immune system, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function. At the end of the day, it feels nice to have someone you can tell your dreams you had last night. So, try to be empathetic and talk to people the way you want them to speak to you.

Get sunlight

Spending time outdoors and enjoying the sunlight can lower blood pressure, improve your sleep, and boost your mood. Exposure to sunlight can increase levels of serotonin, also known as a happy hormone. In addition, it prevents depression and anxiety. So, find some time to take a walk during the day and get some sunlight.

Stay positive

‘Be positive’ - you may think that it’s easy to say but difficult to do. The truth is that being positive is a matter of choice. When you feel that your current thoughts don’t make you feel good, focus on the place where you are now, and you will see that everything is fine. Sooner or later you will solve your problems, so stop worrying about little things in life.


Published by Derek Lotts