10 Tips To Keep You Happy

10 Tips To Keep You Happy

  1. Get outside every day for a walk.  The earlier in the day the better and for as long as possible. It’s crucial to get as much natural daylight as possible. Also do your best to be as close to nature as possible, rather than walking along the road. It’s amazing the impact trees, plants, and water have on you and increasing your mood and making you feel happy!  And to really boost it, see if you can borrow a friend’s dog, or go for a walk with a friend who owns a dog.
  2. If you struggle to get up in the morning, live in a dark house, or have SAD, get a daylight lamp if you can, to bring more natural light into your home. It’s also a really lovely way to be woken up in the morning and makes your body think there is more daylight than there actually is.
  3. If you feel more sleepy and tired, listen to your body and sleep a bit more.  We are programmed to sleep more in the winter than in the summer.
  4. Eat hot food, or at least cooked food rather than raw.  The body finds it very stressful eating raw food in the autumn and winter.  Now is the time for soups and stews.
  5. Make sure you are getting enough good fat for your brain – oily fish, butter, nuts and seeds, red meat, avocado, olive, and coconut oils. It’s probably also worth supplementing with an omega.  If you use one made of hemp/flaxseed oil it’s not actually effective – you need to get one made from algae.
  6. Make sure you are getting enough of the B Vitamins, especially B12 – found in meat, eggs, nuts and seeds, mushrooms.  If you are vegan, you will need to supplement.  
  7. Switch off from the news as much as possible and replace it with programmes or activities that make you happy.
  8. Change your computer and phone screensaver and background picture to ones that make you smile and remind you of a happy time, occasion or someone that you love.  
  9. Have a bath before bed with Epsom salts in. The magnesium is nourishing for the body and it will also relax you and help you sleep if you find going to sleep difficult, which then impacts your mood.
  10. Avoid alcohol as much as possible. It is a depressant, and it also lowers lots of the essential nutrients in the body. If you are low in those you can feel a bit miserable.Here is a food table of nutrients and foods to help keep the mind happy.

 

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