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People Say These 19 Small, But Powerful Activities Have Really Helped Their Mood

We’re in the midst of some really hard times, and it’s no surprise that a lot of us are struggling to find some levity in our everyday lives.


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So when u/DrC8H10N4O2 asked the Reddit Community, “What’s a small thing that anyone can do at nearly anytime to improve their mood,” I was all ears. Here are some people’s words of wisdom:

1.

“Avoid social media and fuck off into the woods for a walk.”


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2.

“Think about someone who had a huge positive influence in your life (you’ll not even notice how an elusive smile appears on your face).”

ambrosia_EmNav

3.

“Sit outside with your eyes closed for a few minutes and just listen.”

4ninawells

4.

“Laugh. Laughing for a certain period of time can trick your brain into thinking that you are happy. You can laugh like a maniac if you would like to.”


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5.

“Taking deep breaths. It also reduces your blood pressure.”

dovescried

6.

“Listen to ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen.”

funman0404

7.

“Put on a brand new pair of socks.”


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8.

“Start a list. Write down one new thing you’re grateful for. It can be something as small as the mesh office chair you’re sitting in right now, so your butt ain’t all swampy.”

Supahflii

9.

“One really effective method is to write a heartfelt note to someone who means a lot to you and has positively impacted your life, then hand-deliver it to the person.”

velouriaSF

10.

“Whisper ‘Beep Boop.’ Plug your nose and say ‘Sneep Snoop.’ Say ‘Boopedeedoop’ in a really deep voice. Try and say ‘Bubbles’ in the angriest voice you can. Repeat the ones you like until you’re not sad.”


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11.

“Dance like no one’s watching.”

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12.

“If you spell the word ‘HEADACHE’ out loud quickly and in a kind of singsong voice, it kind of rhymes and sounds silly. The ‘e’ at the end usually makes your voice lilt upwards. It makes me giggle.”

lilygalathynius

13.

“When I’m feeling super down and lethargic, 9/10 times if I drink a huge cup of water I start feeling a million times better right away.”


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14.

“Sign up to be a bone marrow donor via DKMS (they operate in the US, UK, and most of Europe). You sign up online, they send you a swab to your house, and you mail it back…Knowing that you could save someone’s life from an action so small makes you feel a little bit happy.”

DrBasia

15.

“Let people in front of you in line at the store because they have less items.”

hiprie

16.

“Watch Family Guy right after smoking a huge blunt.”


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17.

“Do some light exercise. A walk, a jog, or even just some jumping jacks. It releases endorphins and will improve your mood and reduce stress.”

Hati_Ashina

18.

“Make a mental picture about a place that makes you happy and picture yourself walking through it.”

nara9182

19.

And finally, “masturbate.”


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Some submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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