Feel Good Tips
Whether we want to believe it or not, feeling good comes from mental and physical health. Have you ever heard the phrase “Health is wealth?” How we feel projects how we interact with others, take care of ourselves, and perform at school, work, or home. We can have our off days when we are in a funk and are not feeling it. That is normal as long as we do not stay in that place for days, weeks, months, or years. Here are a few tips for feeling good.
Physical activity has been linked to longevity, even if you can only spare 30 minutes. Consistnestencey also plays a role in being active. Refrain from overwhelming yourself. Start with a walk, cycling, weight lifting, or even dancing. Give yourself time to build up to exercising at least three to five times a week. While you are at it, get some sun. It has been proven that sunshine ot only improves your immune system and boosts your mood.
Instead of worrying about things you do not have, start being grateful for the things you do have. Practicing gratitude automatically puts you in a better mood making you more mindful and less anxious.
Read for 30 Minutes
When was the last time you took some time to read for at least an hour? Even though it is great, technology has replaced hard-copy books with e-books. There is something nostalgic about hearing and even smelling the pages of a book. When we read, not only does it improves our vocabulary and comprehension, it helps fight depression and improves brain connectivity. Yes please.
Pray or Meditate
One of my favorites. As I have matured throughout the years, prayer and meditation go hand in hand with peace and relaxation. I find myself longing for quietness in the chaos of everyday life. Whenever you want to be in a good mood, find a quiet spot in your home, light your favorite scented candle, play some massage music, and drift away to reset your mind.
Make a List
This is something I practice daily. There is always a list for something. Whether it is a grocery list or a list of daily due outs, there is something gratifying about making a list and crossing off things you have accomplished throughout the day. Start small with simple things like working out, making that appointment, cooking dinner, or checking your voicemail.