13 Easy Ways to Boost Your Mood in One Minute or Less
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Neuroscience tells us it only takes 60 seconds to course-correct from a stressed mood, but having a plan for those 60 seconds is key. So we asked members of the Thrive Global community to share their best tricks for boosting their mood in a minute or less.
From taking a “joke break” at work to interrupting negative thoughts with gratitude, to wishing others well (a technique that a new study found decreases stress and boosts happiness), we heard so many creative ideas — which will you be inspired to try?
Breathe in a citrus scent
“Though this is always an ongoing struggle, I do a few quick things to stay motivated at work: I keep citrus scents around me — I use a room spray and even an aromatherapy necklace. I also have a few mantras that I say to myself, with the most prominent one being, ‘What could you do?’ It helps me keep perspective on what’s in my control.”
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