We’ve spoke to Savoo for some tips on how to keep our spirits and mood high…
Summer Mood Tips
Spend time outdoors
One idea for how you can instantly boost your mood is to spend more time outdoors enjoying the nice weather.
Dr Matteo Ria, a clinical psychologist, says “Utilising your time wisely and spending time safely outdoors in warmer weather and in natural sunlight (for vitamin D) will avoid the feeling of wasting summer. Leisure and fun activities such as taking long walks, mindful sitting in the park, spending time outside in the garden or travelling locally/nationally for a weekend are fantastic ways to improve your mood.”
Be in the moment
Paying attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing.
By being mindful you can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Call a friend
Dr Relojo-Howell, apsychologist, explains that picking up the phone and calling an old friend is an instant mood booster.
“It’s nice to hear a familiar voice and catch up with someone who you care about. Reminisce about old times and share details about what each of you is up to in your own lives.”
Listen to music
Music is powerful, and songs can alter our emotive state, making us feel both happy in the moment, and mindful of the presence of sound.
Do what makes you happy first
Sometimes it can feel like you’re going through your days on autopilot, and that can get tedious.
Start your day off on a positive note by engaging in an enjoyable activity every morning. This can be as simple as writing three things you are grateful. This can help to shift our frame of mind to focus on the positive, which in turn helps to see more positivity around us, and can trigger positive nostalgia.
Avoid sleeping in the daytime
“It is also important to keep an eye on sleeping patterns” suggest Dr Matteo.
“Avoid sleeping during the day time as it might impact your sleep quality overnight time. I would suggest continuing to have a good night time routine, making sure to sleep a good amount of hours in order to feel refreshed waking up the following morning.”
Being physically active is not just great for your physical health and fitness but there is evidence that shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing.
The NHS explains that being active raises your self-esteem and causes chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood.