This time of year, the post-holiday and mid-winter slump, can be a difficult time to feel excited or positive with a bulk of work ahead and no vacation day in sight, that’s why learning how to cultivate healthy habits to contribute to a greater sense of wellbeing can aid in establishing a more positive outlook on life. Here are several natural ways to give your mood an extra boost to empower you to enjoy each and every day:
- Give your pet a pat
Showing some love to your furry friend is a great way to quickly boost your feel-good hormones.
- Fake it til you make it
Even if you don’t feel like smiling, research shows that even putting on a pretend smile can help elevate your mood by activating happiness centers in the brain, plus you are more likely to have better conversations with people.
- Nourish yourself
By eating healthy and delicious foods, you send signals that self-care is important. Eating items that include omega-3s or antioxidants can also help you feel and look your best.
- Make contact
Conversation is a key component to helping you feel connected to this world. To help give your mood a boost, reach out and help someone or phone an old friend to catch-up.
- Challenge yourself to do new things
Instead of taking the same route home, or walking the dog the same direction, try something new to help stimulate your brain and boost positive feelings. Exploring a new food or taking a class to cultivate a new skill are both excellent ways you can also expand your horizons.
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