As we get older and older, our mood deteriorates due to constant pressure that life brings. Taxes, lousy bosses, peer pressure, and various other reasons can influence your mood extensively. It shouldn't come as a surprise that people that are in their mid-30s or 40s feel almost nothing. They reevaluate their lives and quite often have a distorted view of the past. It's also difficult to stay happy when you have issues that you can't solve. Research has shown that money is a major contributing factor to violent mood swings and a constant feeling of sadness.

Don't despair! Many ways can help you boost your mood and improve your overall mental health. Here are some tips that will enable you to take control and feel happy again!

Open your wild side

Don't live your life according to a routine. If you live each day in similar fashion, then you will never be able to experience the wonders of life. You'll never be able to break free from a specific path and feel the rush of adrenaline. Remember to deviate from your usual course and try out new things! Open your wild side; everyone has one! All you have to do is let it take over.

Be awesome today

Carpe Diem! The good old Latin proverb which translates to "Seize the day." Okay, you've planned out the following couple of days, and you're looking forward to them, but what about today? Do you simply want to sit tight and wait?

Whenever you have free time, be sure to use it. This is especially useful when you're not in the mood for anything. You should never let yourself fall into a pit like that. If you're feeling down, do something, and you're guaranteed to feel better!

Stay positive

Many things in life can bring suffering and sadness. But, many things in life also bring happiness and joy! Of course, you can't stay positive all the time, but it's a good idea to at least try to be positive most of the time. If you constantly feel sad about even the slightest of issues, you're going to close up as a person and live a very blank and gray life.

Look for mood-boosting foods

This is a double-edged sword, but if you're careful, you'll grab the benefits of both sides. There are mood-boosting foods that people eat to help themselves feel better. This doesn't mean you should eat a lot of junk food simply because it's tasty. Chocolate is a mood-boosting food, but you should never eat too much of it. There are a lot of foods out there that will make you feel better; all you have to do is research and find them. Fish and vegetables are a great choice because they are healthy additions to your diet that will also keep you happy and positive.

A lesser-known food (or drink in this case) that helps with mood is Kratom. Kratom is made from the leaves of the tree known as MitragynaSpeciosa which helps with mood, cognitive ability, and various other mental characteristics. Kratom tea is a tasty drink that enhances mood so give it a try!

Smile for yourself

Don't try to be happy for others. This can lead to a negative experience and might even make you feel worse. You should be the most important person in your life, simply because you're living a single life that was given. You aren't living someone else's life. Don't take this the wrong way; you shouldn't be selfish and narcissistic. However, your well-being should be on the top of your priority list. So smile for yourself! Make yourself happy – for yourself!

Meditate

Meditation is an ancient tradition of letting all negative energy flow away from you. It's a proven method of elevating yourself and making yourself calm and happy. There are many meditation tutorials but if you don't have time for them, simply sit down, cross your legs, focus on a specific dot on your nose while having your eyes closed. Breathe slowly and deeply and let all of your worries leave!

Bang on something

If you absolutely must release negative energy forcibly, give something a hit! An object such as a punching bag or anything similar that's soft. You can even break plates if you have the money to afford new ones*.

*This might be funny but research has shown that people who break plates when they're extremely upset to tend to feel better and react less violently next time.