Contact Us

Ways To Stay Happy

Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

This morning Jeanne and I talked about a few unconventional ways to help boost your mood!  If you missed it, here they are:

Brush your hair upside down – Hanging your head upside down while brushing your hair stimulates the hairline and behind the ears, two nerve-rich areas of the scalp. That can increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters in just 30 seconds.

Do a loved one’s chore – Whether it’s taking out the trash or setting the table, giving a loved one a thrill by doing his chore for him helps 95 percent of women feel more content, say Duke University researchers. Helping people stimulates the production of the mood-elevating hormone oxytocin.

Eat 3 Brazil nuts – Getting 220 mcg of selenium daily – the amount in just three Brazil nuts – triggers a dramatic improvement in mood, helping people feel less anxious and more energetic even if they show no signs of a nutrient shortfall. The mineral soothes the nervous system, making it less reactive when stress hormones surge.

Hold your head high – Improving your posture can boost mood, says James D. Laird, Ph.D. The brain uses body clues to gauge how it should feel, and it alters neurotransmitter production to get you there.

Rearrange your junk drawer – Harvard University research suggests that sorting a messy nook for 20 minutes dials down the production of adrenaline and other stress-inducing hormones by 45 percent, helping people feel more relaxed for three hours straight.

If those don’t work, try watching this:

Subscribe to MIX 108 on

Latest From Mix 108

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for MIX 108 All Access quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive MIX 108 All Access contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.