Seven Techniques to Buy Yourself Good Moods, All Free of Charge

Alireza Zare
5 min readJun 9, 2021

We all seem to be stuck in a rut, entangled in tight schedules to get more jobs done, make more money, and fulfill more ambitions. We tend to rush from activity to activity, doing whatever it takes to make our lives better and better.

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How can we keep ourselves in a good mood without spending much time and money so that we can keep going with the plans we have made and the goals we have set? Try these seven unbelievable techniques to win the silver lining in your hectic day, and enjoy good vibes all day long.

1. Hug those you love

According to research, the benefits of hugging are not just limited to the warm feeling of holding someone in your arms. Hugs bring hearts closer and pump up moods by triggering the brain to release feel-good and antidepressant hormones that reduce feelings of stress and loneliness. Make hugs a regular part of your day. A few firm squeezes lift your mood, especially when they are accompanied by some loving and kind words you whisper in the ear of the one you are hugging.

2. Express your gratitude to God verbally

Be grateful to God for what you have and what you do not have. Highlighting things you have in life, including your good health, talents, skills, family and friends, job, home, car, reputation, etc., and feeling thankful for them helps you elevate your mood. As for things you do not have in life, remind yourself of the worries, pains, and problems you see in others but are absent in your life. Be thankful for not being sick, not being in debt, and not being infamous, among others. Say all these things aloud so that you can hear yourself, and be sure of the good mood that follows. The trick is to make this appreciation an integral part of your daily activities.

3. Take the lead to show your love and respect to others

As social beings, we benefit greatly from active relationships and positive social interactions. You can buy yourself good moods from the moment you wake up all the way to the time you hit the hay. All it takes is a quick smile and a few kind words to the people and even things around you. Say hello to your house plants or pets and talk to them. Smile and salute the traffic officer on your way to work. Let other drivers…