6 Ways to Boost Your Mood When You Are Feeling Overworked

LIFESTYLE  |  April 09, 2017
  • 1. Use your nose
    1 / 6 1. Use your nose

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    Essential oils, distilled from the aromatic parts of plants, are believed to have positive effects on your mental and physical state. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the type of oil, you can apply a drop or two directly to the skin, dilute it first or simply place the oil within sniffing distance of your nose. Alternatively, burning a scented candle works well in boosting your mood too.

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  • 2. Have a lunchtime treat
    2 / 6 2. Have a lunchtime treat

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    Want radiant skin with minimal effort? Go for a facial treatment during your lunch break. Treatments to consider: a 30-minute Organic Express Facial at Organics Beauty; a 20-minute LED Red session at The Sloane Clinic (a light therapy that claims to reduce photo-damage and oil while improving collagen synthesis); or a 20-minute Thai Herbal Steam treatment at Ayuthaya The Royal Thai Spa (ease your aches while having your pores cleansed).

    (Also Read: 8 Singapore Spas That Offer Facials in 30 Minutes or Less!)

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  • 3. Think fresh
    3 / 6 3. Think fresh

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    Fresh produce, that is. Rather than reach for junk food when you’re craving sustenance, pop into one of the many smoothie or juice bars in Singapore. To DIY at home, stock up on fruits and veggies at your favourite supermarket.

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  • 4. Step lively
    4 / 6 4. Step lively

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    Go for foot reflexology to get the circulation going or a pedicure to prettify your nails. Definitely an instant mood booster!

    (Also Read: 5 Tips To Undo The Damage Of High Heels On Your Feet)

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  • 5. See the sun
    5 / 6 5. See the sun

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    If you’re feeling drained, step away from your desk and head outside. Just 10 minutes of sunshine between 7 and 9am will activate the precursors of vitamin D in your skin, research has shown.

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  • 6. Drink up
    6 / 6 6. Drink up

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    Staying hydrated in key to good health. Beyond just flushing out toxins, drinking enough water has been shown to relieve fatigue, great headaches and improve your mood. Remember the 8×8 rule: eight 8-ounce glasses of H2O per day.

    (Also Read: I Floated In Warm Salty Water and It Solved My Sleep Problems)

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