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Old 12-02-2012, 10:50 AM
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Thumbs up 7 mood boosters. Like!

http://www.womansday.com/health-fitn...ag=wdy#slide-7

I thought some of those were particularly good ideas.

What kinds of things do you do to boost your mood.

I find going for a walk with my dogs always perks me up...physically as well as mood-wise.

A shower

A cup of tea (of course) lol.

On a wintery day, making home made soup really is a comforting thing to me.

Doing some house work seems to boost my mood, especially when it's done. No, seriously. I feel so much more relaxed and less stressed when my house is clean and tidy.

Curling up on the couch with a good book and a fleecy throw... or watching something on TV when it's lousy weather outside...turning on a table lamp if it's very dark and cloudy sometimes makes the room feel cozy. A fireplace would really top it off. One of these days I'm going to have one put in, I swear. Love a fireplace.

Those are a few things I like to do which seem to boost my mood. I don't necessarily do them for the purpose of boosting my mood. They just do.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:59 AM
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sex.


well that chocolate ,...

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:03 AM
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Wine.

And curling up on the bed with Kharma beside me with a thermos of coffee (or a carafe of wine ) appropriate nibbles for me and some for Kharma, working on a story.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:45 AM
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some upbeat music is #1

calling or chatting with a friend or family member

spending some time outdoors, especially if it's nice

swimming in the summer
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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Running on my treadmill (or running outside) is a big mood booster for me. If I'm stressed or in a bad mood I generally do a full out run and after I feel a lot better. My mother likes to jokingly say that I "run way from my problems".
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:57 AM
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Anything intimate, be it sex, cuddling, making meals, etc. It really always makes me feel wanted and loved, which boosts my mood.

Bad food always helps, unfortunately. Pizza and nachos especially.

A clicker training session with the dogs.

Getting out of the house to walk around town or something usually helps.
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Coffee
Curling up with a blanket and a book
Food
Laying in bed with the lights off and a fan on and just thinking/daydreaming
Music
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Talking to friends
Exercising
Petting dogs
Reading/Writing
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I stick on some headphones and go for a walk for a couple hours. Works wonders! Well, unless it's raining... or cold... or snowing... But I have a treadmill and there's just something soul-refreshing about getting in a good walk with surround sound, LOL.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:52 AM
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Those are some good ones. Music is a definite help to me too. A vigorous zumba class can really do wonders too.
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