MOOD BOOSTER

Feeling a bit down or are just looking for a pick-me-up? Everyone has a bad day once in a while.  

The mood booster offers  random fun content and simple tips and tricks to get yourself back into a good mood.

Take a scroll and feel free to share any of your own mood boosters. 

Listen to Music that puts you in a good mood

Find an upbeat playlist like Happy Beats on Spotify or another music streaming platform, or create your own playlist with songs that always put you in a good mood. Using Spotify or Pandora you can create radio stations from your favorite songs and discover similar music - maybe even your new favorite song. 

Learn a new skill

It doesn't matter if the skill is useful or just entertaining, learning a new skill is fun and you will be proud of the progress you make. How about a new language with an accessible app such as Mango Languages. You could learn to play an instrument, improve your cooking skills, learn an acrobatic skill like a handstand or the splits, pottery, how to meditate, coding, chess... there are no limits! 

Discover a new comedian

Nothing changes the mood faster than a good laugh. Here are some suggestions for comedians with videos of their standup linked. Careful! Everyone has a different sense of humor and you might find some comedians offensive, but you also could discover a new style of comedy for yourself. Here are just a few of the most popular stand up comedians: Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Carr, Louis C.K., Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Aziz Ansari

Spend time with an animal

Animals are a great at brightening moods. If you don't have your own pet, you can visit an animal shelter or a zoo, or you can offer to take care of someone else's pet. There are websites and apps that can help you connect to people looking for pet sitters. 

Plan a weekend trip

A weekend trip doesn't have to be expensive. You can take a short road trip with a friend, book a train to a new city, or a bus to a destination in the countryside. You will have something to look forward to and something to remember. 

Move your body!

Doesn't matter if you are a good or a bad dancer, turn on your favorite song and dance. Go to the gym, do some yoga, get a running or biking buddy, or do anything else that breaks a sweat. 

Try pottery

Not many people do it anymore, but pottery allows you to create something decorative and useful out of nothing. And if you get good at it, it makes a nice present, spreading even more happiness. 

Cook or eat something delicious

Perfect your favorite recipe or learn and practice a new one. You could even invite someone to cook for or cook with. 

Watch a funny movie

One of the oldest tricks, just watch a funny movie to get yourself laughing. Netflix offers many audio-described movies, you could also listen to an audio book or a funny podcast. 

Buy yourself a plant

A plant creates fresh air, it spreads a nice scent, and is easier to take of than a pet. 

Spend time with a new friend

Head over to the connector and we will help you find and meet other visual impaired and sighted people living close to you. This link takes you to the connector

Join a facebook or whatsapp chat

There are groups and chats for almost any topic. Find one that matches your interests and chat meet other people who share your interest. We can help you find the right group

Set yourself 3 small tasks

If you feel overwhelmed with tasks, set yourself 3 small ones that you can complete today. You will feel accomplished and productive. 

Make your room, apartment, or house smell nice 

There are many ways to spread scents. You could buy flowers, get a room spray, or find a scent diffuser and aromatic oils. Many are very affordable and available on amazon. 

Go outside and discover something new

Go by yourself or invite a friend along to explore something new in your area. You will be in the fresh air, moving, and might discover a spot you otherwise never would have known about. 

Share what helps you get in a good mood with others

Helping others to get in a good mood will put you in an even better mood and you will profit from the ideas others share. It's a win-win for everyone. Just send us a short message with your tips following this link