Happiness - small steps each day to decrease stress and increase happiness
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are feeling well!
I read article today that I received in an email from Sharecare that I really wanted to share with you because I care 😊. Probably advice I've given before but if we can break those small steps to happiness down into our daily routine it may seem easier to adhere.
Hi I am gwen, this is my first time in this group.
What can we do first thing in the morning that might possibly improve our mood? Sunshine - open up the blinds, or even better yet go outside for a brisk walk, since exercise is another thing that we can do to boost our mood.
The sunshine let your body know it's time to get going. Exercise, whether it be an outdoor walk or some other form, helps your endorphins to kick in and gives you a big burst of energy, and just makes you feel good
The next step, a healthy breakfast to give your body and your brain what it needs to have an upbeat day. Choose something with some complex carbs, protein and little healthy fat
A little bit of quiet time is next. Just sit quietly and observe your breathing. Move your attention inward, observe where you are mentally in an unjudgmental way.
Remember to revisit quieting your mind and taking a deep breath or two at any time during the day when you are feeling stressed.
At some point during the day, engage in some type of social interaction. Whether in person, a video call, or chat, as humans we need each other, communicating with others can improve our mood.
Take a stretch break. Motionless sitting and standing for more than 20 minutes can not only have negative consequences for our mental and physical health.
Spread kindness- Not only is it a wonderful thing to be helpful and nice to others, it will also make you feel good !
Laugh - laughter is a symbol of happiness, the more you laugh the better you'll feel! Laughter is similar to exercise in that it also produces endorphins - the feel-good chemical.
Sleep - always get a good night's rest. Sleep is imperatively important to our mental and physical health and our outlook on life.
Please let me know if you have any comments or questions with regard to today's subject 😊