We all want to look and feel the very best we can, but sometimes this can become somewhat of a challenge while juggling the other elements in our lives. These simple, easy-to-follow tips can help you reduce stress, feel more energised and ultimately feel more content!
- Go Outdoors
Taking a short walk outdoors can help clear your head of any angst you feel, by exercising your body releases endorphins, making you feel just great. In fact, exercise is one of the best ways to overcome depression and increase your overall wellbeing. In a study carried out, it was proven that in just 20 minutes outside, people are happier than they were before going outdoors.
- Help Others
The sense of giving back to others can help you yourself feel amazing! The social side of helping others can contribute to your own happiness. Helping others gives you a greater sense of purpose and can even result in feel good hormones such as oxytocin being released in the body, lowering your cortisol or stress hormones.
Lack of proper rest can make you feel more negative and more susceptible to bad moods. Getting the recommended amount of sleep has been found to leave people more optimistic about the future, with greater self-esteem and with a more powerful ability at problem solving.
Smiling can increase your mood tenfold, creating more positivity in the mind, it can even make difficult situations seems less of a challenge. By passing on a smile, you not only make yourself feel amazing but others too! This creates a knock-on effect with people, sending happiness and positivity around.
- Be Grateful
Being thankful for what you have improves your ability to cope with stress! Looking at what you have and not comparing yourself to anybody else helps to harness positivity in the body, in fact experts recommend keeping a journal of gratitude and writing in it daily, expressing what you are grateful for.