We all want to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. The good news is, we can all achieve that life. Sometimes when we’re not in the greatest of moods, it can be a struggle to get up and do something that will make us happier. However, happiness can’t and won’t always happen by chance, but it can happen by choice. Here are 8 simple holistic therapies to put us in a good mood and help us maintain a steadily happier lifestyle.


Meditation – We hear a lot about medication calming feelings of anxiety and depression (just to name a few). Not only does it calm and soothe us, but it rewires our brain functioning for better decision making and reduces symptoms. It’s free and takes several minutes sitting in a quiet environment. Doing this will simple – yet challenging when we’re in a bad mood – practice will make huge improvements for our mental and emotional wellbeing.


Mindfulness – This can be confusing for some people because it’s very similar to meditation. Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment. So meditation could be a way to pull us into the present moment and increase our self awareness. Mindfulness can also be achieved by doing other tasks that require us to focus our attention on one thing. It’s being able to concentrate without experiencing wandering thoughts.


Yoga – This practice also involves both meditation and mindfulness in combination with physical movements and stretching. We’re focused on our body with a clear mind. We practice patience, awareness, and how to gently push ourselves towards progression and growth.


Acupuncture – It’s based off the belief that there’s energy pathways throughout our bodies and when they are blocked or imbalanced they can lead to disease. Acupuncture is the insertion of needles at various points in the body to unblock and balance these pathways so energy can flow smoothly. Acupuncture has been proven to help aid with pain, allergies, and mental clarity.


Chiropractic – When our bodies are misaligned, it can affect us not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Our spine is associated with so many things, and we want to make sure we are properly aligned so we can move and work with ease.


Nutrition – What we put into our bodies can either fuel us or drag us down. Nutrition helps the body function properly and is meant to heal us. With the rise of food allergies and sensitivities, many people are experiencing emotional instability and anxiety due to their bodies reactions. This is also something to consider if suddenly experiencing anxiety and depression.


Psychotherapy – Talk to someone. Get things off your chest. We all can benefit from another perspective. Talking with someone can help us understand ourselves, make sense of things, and realize other things we wouldn’t have on our own.


If you’d like to improve the quality of your life – living happier, healthier, and more productively – please contact Crownview Medical Group to get connected with a specialized medical professional who can help you reach your goals and live the life you deserve to live.