3 Ways to Boost Your Mood

March 9, 2018

It’s normal to feel down from time to time. This can happen as a result of unmet expectations, environment, hormones, or a combination of these factors.

If you’ve been feeling down lately, the following ways can help boost your mood:

  • Exercise
    Regular exercise doesn’t just benefit the body. It can also benefit your mental health. There is strong evidence supporting the positive effects of exercise on mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and ADHD. It helps by promoting better sleep, relieving stress, and boosting your overall mood.

Exercise promotes all kinds of changes in the brain including new activity patterns that help in promoting the sense of well-being and calmness. Some studies have shown that it can even be as effective as antidepressant medications for people suffering with mild to moderate depression, without the side effects.

  • Music therapy
    Have you noticed how simply listening to songs that remind you of happy memories can uplift your mood? Music has been proven to help those living with depression. It increases your self-esteem, reduces muscle tension, increases motivation, and it is a safe and effective way for emotional release.
  • Finish a task on your to-do list
    Is there project you’ve always wanted to do or have left off for some time? Then, it’s time to start or get back at it. You’ll notice that by making progress, no matter how small it may seem, can instantly uplift your mood. We understand that there are emotional disorders such as major depressive disorder that can’t be fixed overnight.

If you’re someone who suffers from depression and haven’t found an effective way of improving the symptoms through lifestyle changes or traditional treatment methods, you may be a candidate for TMS therapy.

About TMS

TMS therapy, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is an FDA-approved, non-invasive way of improving the symptoms of depression and other mental health disorders. It stimulates certain areas of the brain, resulting to a reduction of depressive symptoms.

If you want to find out more about TMS and how it can help you, you can contact us to schedule an appointment.