In a funk?

Try one of these mood besters to get back to positivity. If you suspect you are suffering from depression or a any more serious ailment, seek professional help or tell an adult immediately (see page 8 for providers)


1. Go cloud-watching. 

Spending a bit of time in nature allows you to de-stress and stay grounded.

2. Goof around for a bit. 

You’ll be all-around happier if you embrace your playful side.

3. Meditate

Even if it’s only for 20 minutes, time to reflect on the day and center your mind can improve your mood and outlook on life.

4. Declutter 

Sometimes disorganized spaces can bring stress. Decluttering your space will make your environment more peaceful and relaxing.

5. Unplug for an hour

Removing oneself from the constant distraction of social media will allow you to just chill out and focus on yourself.

6. Take negative people out of your social media feed

Having negative influences in your life will only make your mood worse. Take out the negative energy and surround yourself with happiness.

7. Take three deep breaths 

These breaths will serve to center yourself and bring relaxation.

8. Go for a walk or run

Exercise will make your mind and body feel great, and endorphins that are naturally released during exercise will improve your mood.

9. Get 15 minutes of sun

Make sure to use sunscreen! Exposure to sunlight increases the levels of the hormone serotonin to improve mood.

10. Get out of your comfort zone.

Taking logical risks will make your life more vibrant and fulfilling.