How To Boost Your Mood When You’re Feeling Uncertain
Uncertainty is a recurring emotion we are all facing right now. Uncertainty can often lead to anxiety, feeling low, and worry. While times may be uncertain right now, it doesn’t mean they have to be difficult or unable to be enjoyed.
I want to share with you the best ways to manage uncertainty, boost your mood, and feel better during these times.
How to manage uncertainty
- Embrace what is, rather than what will be – We don’t know what the future holds but worrying about it won’t change that. It’s important to embrace the here and now and enjoy it.
- Take one step at a time – By managing what is going on in the here and now, it allows you to feel less overwhelmed, less anxious, and your mood to improve.
- Remember, there are many routes forward – If something isn’t going as planned, you can always try something else. My book, Ten Times Happier, reveals how to choose new, healthier perspectives rather than harmful patterns we may be used to. There is always a way forwards.
- Go inwards more – When the world is chaotic, it’s important not to get submerged. Instead, do whatever makes you feel quieter. Whether that’s to meditate, listen to music or go for a walk. Do whatever works for you.
Those techniques are useful for managing your feelings of uncertainty. Now let’s explore how to boost your mood and feel more hopeful during current times…
Top tips for boosting your mood
- No negative self-chat – This is so important. If you catch yourself doing it, stop, breathe, and note something good about yourself.
- Do one thing you know makes you feel good – It doesn’t matter what it is, reading, singing, cooking. Incorporate what makes you feel good into each day. My book, Ten to Zen, is an effective, fuss-free guide on how to take ten minutes a day for yourself to change your mindset and improve your well-being.
- Remind yourself it passes – If you’re feeling low, remind yourself it’s not permanent and do something that makes you feel good. Even if that’s just for ten minutes.
- Change your routine – Studies have shown a simple change to your routine can reduce stress. Whether it’s walking a different way or having something different for your lunch. Any small change could help.
- Healthy diet – This can reduce inflammatory systems in the body. There is a direct link between inflammation and anxiety, so simple changes to your diet could make a huge difference.
- Surround yourself with good people – People who support you, lift you up, and have a positive impact. This can be from friends and family, to those you follow online.
Using these techniques will help you feel calmer, less stuck, and more hopeful for what the future will bring. Not only will this have a positive impact on you, it will also resonate with those around you and have an uplifting effect all round.
If you want further support around improving your mood and well-being, you can find my book Ten Times Happier here.
If you want to explore healthier habits for living and managing uncertainty, you can find my book Ten to Zen here.
Take care, look after yourself and I’ll speak to you soon.