20 Serotonin Boosters to Brighten Your Day

We all need a pick-me-up once in a while. If you need happy thoughts, which, by the way, you always do, you’ve come to the right place.

Filled with positive reminders and delicious daydreams of life, here are 20 things of joy that life gives us:

1. Sunrises and sunsets

The artwork of the sun is undoubtedly a masterpiece of nature. Bonus points if you catch one when you least expect it, or if it blooms in a nice area of ​​land.

Either way, wherever and whenever it is, sunsets are a magical gift from the world.

2. Homemade cookies

Mm…the scent of homemade cookies just reminds us residence. The dessert that many associate with childhood memories and fun, this might just be the boost you need!

Besides, if you are looking for an idea for an outing, or just a way to spend your weekend, consider cooking homemade sweets with your family or with a loved one. It will be a moment you will cherish while enjoying the time together!

3. Rainy days

Rainy days are beautiful – they sweep away dust, bring cool temperatures, and are so peaceful and soothing to hear. You could say it’s pretty much a natural way to cleanse.

Pro tip: if you ever feel like it, get out in the rain and dance! Sing your favorite jam! Rain is the perfect time to enjoy the moment.

4, art museums

For those with a keen eye for aesthetics, this one’s for you!

The mere thought of browsing an art gallery and admiring painting after painting feels like a dream. Seeing the flow of creativity reminds me how amazing people really are.

5. Swing

Being on a swing and lifting your feet in the air makes you feel like you’re flying through the air – or at least, soaring through the sky.

You don’t necessarily have to be in a swing above a tropical paradise like the image below; just a swing set in your local playground works perfectly. As long as you feel the wind blowing through the air at your side and the feeling of being free, high and far in the air, that’s what it’s going to do – it’s the little things in life, after all!

6. Blankets

Nothing beats snuggling up in a warm, cozy blanket during a cold winter season. Do you have a favorite drink in a mug? Maybe your favorite tea, coffee or hot chocolate?

Just thinking about it makes me feel good and happy!

7. Music

Music is one of the greatest things humans have invented. It is a universal experience and can be enjoyed by all, even by joining together.

Although in the current time of COVID-19 concerts may not be the safest option, just being able to listen to some of your favorite tunes through music streaming services is amazing in itself. Music is something I’m infinitely grateful for – it’s a mood pump to get you in your zone!

8. Holidays

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or otherwise, the holidays are one of the most beautiful times of the year. Usually centered around when the snow is falling, it’s an exciting time for many!

Also, as a time of giving, it can be very comforting.

If you don’t celebrate any religious winter holidays, there are so many more in the calendar you can look forward to, such as the New Year. It’s almost 2021 – we’re soon entering the second year of the decade!

9. Pretty Pastries

If you’re like me and love baking – but also love looking at beautifully decorated pastries – this one is definitely something you’ll resonate with. Whether it’s carefully glazed cakes, cinnamon rolls dusted with brown sugar, or the blueberry cheese toast pictured below, it’s a beautiful sight to behold!

If you’re thinking of making your own lovely pastries, this is your sign!

10. Random Compliments

It’s always nice to hear a compliment from someone, but it’s even better when you hear it when you least expect it. It makes you feel really energized inside, and it’s a feeling that many of us associate with positive emotions.

I challenge you to brighten someone’s day today. Go out and give three different people a random compliment – it could be anything; their amazing outfit today, how beautiful their handwriting is or how they are the most caring people around, tell them!

11. Baby Animals

I think we can all agree: baby animals are simply the cutest! They are, without a doubt, adorable.

Have you ever felt a bit depressed? Scrolling through a few treasured images of baby animals might just lift your spirits. Enjoy this little kitten below:

12. Say I love you

Saying “I love you” is very meaningful and can make you feel such a deep emotion that it’s hard to put it into words.

This is your reminder to tell your family and loved ones that you love them today!

13. Mix the paint

Art in general allows you to be creative, and with paint mixing it’s no different. Just three or four colors can lead you to thousands, if not more, of different colors.

If you’re already stressed out and need a fun way to relax, try mixing paint to create different colors and shades of color.

Have fun making beautiful tones and palettes!

14. Scents and odors

Oh– Don’t you just love the beautiful delicious scent? It can be anything you like, of course – grapefruit, lavender, coconut – whatever appeals to you.

Fragrances have been proven to have an effect on your mind and mood – hence aromatherapy – and it’s delicious!

15. Laugh

Laughing and smiling so hard that your abdominal muscles hurt are probably the best things ever.

Seriously – it’s true when their laughter is contagious! We share this joy together.

16. Wildflowers

If you’re in the middle of nowhere, or perhaps in the middle of a busy area, it’s a delight to see a cluster of wildflowers growing. Not only are they beautiful, but it’s also a pleasant surprise!

17. Go underwater

The feeling of cool, refreshing water is perhaps one of the best things about swimming and being underwater.

You feel like you’re part of the ocean – does anyone want to play mermaids?

18. stars at night

Stargazing at night is such a beautiful way to remind us of our individual but small lives among billions in this world. It truly makes us apprehend the immensity of our lives, while feeling alive.

If you’ve never tried, areas with clear skies will have the best views at night to see the stars!

19. Delicious Food

Hello foodie friends! Honestly, what’s not to love about food? After all, it is one of the essential things we need to live!

It’s amazing how the cuisines and dishes have been created – don’t forget the drinks too!

Enough said – we’re all a little obsessed with delicious food, in a good way.

20. Inhale and exhale

Finally, although it may be insignificant, inhaling and exhaling are very important. Here’s your friendly reminder to take a long breath in and release slowly.

I often forget how effective this is in calming the nerves – remember to take care of yourself and inhale and exhale deeply.