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5 Easy Tips

5 Easy Tips to Instantly Boost Your Mood

There’s something to love about how much the change of seasons can instantly brighten your mood. This spring especially has brought feelings of change, excitement, and renewed hope for most, but if you’re still feeling stuck in your winter funk, we’re here to help. These easy tips will help to instantly boost your mood — just like a new matching activewear set can instantly improve your workout!

1. Get Outside

Just spent months cozied up inside avoiding the cold? You might already notice how an hour more of sunlight has instantly been a mood booster, and there’s a reason why. Exposure to natural light is crucial for keeping your body rhythms in sync and regulating your sleep, metabolism, and overall mood. If your schedule allows for it, get outside — studies show that just five minutes in nature can be a great pick-me-up. Too many Zoom calls? Try moving your laptop in front of a window for the same sunny benefits.

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2. Exercise

A little exercise can go a long way. We all know the benefits of staying active for not only our physical but mental health, but a recent study found that just a 10-minute walk can be enough to increase energy levels, reduce stress, and boost your mood. So, whether you can get to a full-service gym or just have a few minutes between video calls, get moving — we guarantee you will only feel better after. Tip: Put on a matching activewear set, and no matter what you do, you’ll feel confident and ready to tackle the day.

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3. Talk with a Friend

It’s been a long year without girl’s nights, after-work happy hours, and Sunday brunches. And if we’ve learned anything, it’s that social connection plays a huge factor in emotional well-being. So instead of endlessly scrolling on social media, call a friend you’ve been missing (better yet, combine tips 1-3 and plan a phone call walk — put on your favorite leggings, grab your headphones, call your BFF and start walking; they’ll do the same on the other end. It will help bring all the smiles and a bit of normalcy back into your routine.

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4. Listen to a Feel-Good Playlist

That feeling when you hear your favorite lyrics and can’t help but sing along or when you catch yourself head-bobbing and foot-tapping can’t be matched. There’s nothing like the good mood a feel-good playlist can bring, so cue up your favorite go-to jams and press play. Need more convincing? A study found that people who listened to upbeat music improved their moods and happiness, for the long-term, within two weeks.

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5. Clean/Organize your space

There’s a reason Marie Kondo, the clutter-free queen, is known to "spark joy" during her process. When we’re surrounded by more clutter, we feel more stress, so there’s no better time for a spring clean to boost your spring mood. Ensure the process of getting organized doesn’t change your mood for the worse by working on one room at a time, so you don’t get overwhelmed.

Having an organized closet space can work wonders on decluttering your mindset while also contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. Be sure to donate clothing you no longer use, so it can be reused by someone in need rather than ending up in a landfill. As a bonus, you’ll likely find a few hidden gems in the sorting process, giving old, forgotten items a new lease on life.

And, once you’ve made room in your closet, explore our new Spring ’21 Collection to discover sustainable, performance pieces guaranteed to put a spring in your step and get you inspired for the new season, and new possibilities ahead!

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