This summer may not be the same kind of carefree, adventurous summer we all expected – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find ways to enjoy it! Here at SafiraMD, it is our goal and our passion to help you take good care of yourself and achieve personal wellness. That’s why we’ve put together these tips on different ways you can help boost your mood this summer! Of course, everyone is unique, so feel free to tweak and adjust these tips – or simply use them as inspiration – to find habits and activities that work best for you.
Focus on things you’re grateful for
It’s proven that focusing on the things in life that you’re grateful for can help decrease anxious feelings, improve your mood and relieve stress. Relieving stress can do a lot to improve your physical health as well, since constant stress takes away energy your body could otherwise be using to keep your immune system strong, among other benefits! You don’t have to keep an extensive daily gratitude journal to achieve this, either. It can be as simple as scheduling a few minutes into each day where you stop and think of three things, big or small, that you feel grateful for.
Treating yourself to something you genuinely enjoy is one of the forms of mood-boosting self-care we love to recommend. That’s because it works! Think of a simple activity that brings you joy – whether it’s watching a favorite show or movie, talking with a loved one, reading a favorite book or, yes, online shopping – these things can all provide a much-needed mood boost! When it comes to online shopping, we can help you out with that via our online store featuring medical-grade skincare!
We mean this literally! When you focus on creative activities, your brain is too busy with that to get distracted by worry and anxious thoughts. This kind of focus can give you a much-needed mental break, and help you spend time on something you enjoy instead! So, whether you’ve been meaning to try knitting or just enjoy a good adult coloring book now and then, or anything in between, now is the perfect time to get into a creative hobby.
Give gardening a try
Have you noticed friends and family posting or telling you about their new garden or the new plants they just bought? If you’ve been thinking about starting to do some gardening yourself, we couldn’t agree more! Gardening is the new “trendy” activity because it’s one that can pull your focus away from darker thoughts and concerns, and toward something that’s both pleasant and productive! Who doesn’t love to see blooming flowers or enjoy fresher-than-fresh produce, anyway? Even if you don’t have a nice big yard to work in, just starting a small herb garden in a few pots or trying out a window garden can bring the same stress-relieving mood boost you need.
Have you heard that “mess equals stress”? We know that when you’ve been spending more time than usual at home, it’s natural for clutter to creep into your most lived-in rooms and areas. Clutter is one of those things that doesn’t often feel like a problem worth fixing – until you’ve de-cluttered and can feel the change in your mindset and mood! When you’ve taken a cluttered up space and thoroughly cleaned and organized it, that feeling of accomplishment isn’t just in your head. You suddenly feel like you can breathe easier (and you probably can if you did some dusting, too) and you can walk through the space without worry of bumping into things. All of this translates to palpable stress relief and the mood-boosting feeling of being productive!
We hope you’ll give some of these tips a try, in whatever ways work best for you. You deserve to find happiness and enjoyment this summer! If you’re interested in treating yourself with top-quality skin care or your favorite aesthetic treatments, just give us a call at (678) 235-8221 or request a consultation online today!