Quick Mood Lifting Activities

In a slump? Need a 5 minute mood boost?

I got ya!

This post has 5 simple mood lifting activities to get you back on track!

Read on people…

We all have those days where things maybe not going our way.

The days where you wake up grumpy, you get out of the wrong side of the bed.

Bad news might upset you and you need a distraction.

Stress at work, kids playing up and the general stresses of life can all affect your mood levels.

A spare 5 minutes is all you need to turn that frown upside down and get your day back on track with a more positive mindset.

Try these easy mood lifting activities to improve your mindset and your day.

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 5 Simple Feel-good Mood Lifters

Say it with flowers.

Don’t wait for another to buy you flowers.

You don’t need a special occasion to receive flowers!

So why not treat yourself instead?

You are worth flowers every day. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.


Their beauty and colour will light up your room and lift your mood.

Easy to care for houseplants such as aloe Vera and money plants, give you something to care for and connect you with nature.

This is good for your soul and overall wellbeing. Mood lifting ecotherapy right there.


Stand in your garden for 5 minutes.

If you have a nice garden that’s great.

Getting outdoors in your garden is the perfect mood lifting activity!

Take the time to admire its beauty .

Breathe in and out deeply, taking in your surroundings.

If you don’t have a garden as such or your not into gardening then simply looking at green grass for 5 minutes can benefit and calm you. Green is a therapeutic colour, known for its calming effects.

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 Dig out your photo albums.

Looking back through happy times with friends and loved ones is such a positive mood lifting activity.

It is easy to forget the little things, and there is nothing like a photograph to capture that small moment of time.

Imagine yourself back there, how you felt in that moment.

I also like to use an app to regularly print photos from my smart phone.

I think we are all guilty of storing our special memories on our devices these days.

But you can’t beat holding the photo in your hand. Reconnecting and reminiscing is a sure way to lift your spirits.

Take a walk around your home.

Use this time to look through your belongings and the home that you have created for yourself.

Look at what you have achieved!

Be proud of where you are now and how far you have come in life.

Such simple activities as these are often overlooked.

We can sometimes think a mood lifting activity needs to be complex or thrilling.

When sometimes all we need is right in front of us.

Take this time to appreciate all that you have and express gratitude for all the wonderful things that make your home special.

We often forget how lucky we are.

Gratitude practiced daily improves our wellbeing and attracts more to be thankful for into our lives.

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Take part in a mindful activity.

Some great ways to live in the moment are doing a jigsaw or a colouring in book.

Focusing on that task helps to keep your mind focused on the present moment.

Concentrating on a relaxing activity helps to lift your mood by not thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

Even 10 minutes a day can give your mind a rest, improving your wellbeing and mental health.

If mindfulness is a new idea to you then you can check out my easy beginners guide HERE.

It’s so important that we take the time to look after ourselves and our mood.

Your mood and mindset can make or break your day.

Check out these motivational quotes to help your day tick along just right !

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Do you have particular mood lifting activities that work well for you ? Please share your thoughts .


5 mood lifting activities to brighten your day.


  1. I love these ideas and so simple! I have shared your link on my PainPals blog reg feature Monday Magic Inspiring Blogs for You! Claire x

  2. Beautiful article. I love houseplants too, they are sooo therapeutic. <3

  3. Im a big fan of flowers, plants, mindfulness and exercise (in addition to healthy self care) as important ways to lift the mood. Love this post!

  4. Such good ideas! Simple and easy to implement. Practicing mindfulness is so important in these busy times. Great post!

  5. Great ideas!! I buy myself flowers from the grocery store once a month. I love having real flowers around the house. It does make me feel better. I also like to sit or walk outside around my house, being outside helps me so much. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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