Living in this modern world can be tiring and stressful.You have to frequently deal with deadlines, personal issues, and sometimes, difficult people. These suck out one's energy and joy in life. Take a happy pill daily by following these simple ways to boost your mind, body, and mood for a healthier and happier life.
Laugh more often.
There's a reason the old agage"laughter is the best medicine" is so popular. Besides being a good way to de-stress, it can also help you feel uplifted and fulfilled in an instant.
If you want to release stress and fatigue, you better move it, girl! According to the Harvard School of Public Health, getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health as it lowers your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, and controls stress. Plus, exercising can boost your mood by releasing endorphins or the "feel-good" hormones.
Snack on fruits.
If you’re a grazer, instead of snacking on calorie and sugar-rich chips and cookies, opt for an apple or a banana when pre-lunch hunger strikes. They're filling sans the guilt!
Go out more.
It's great to catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time, or have a girl’s night out with your office buddies. Going out more gives you a chance to experience a different environment and unload negativity. Friday night plans, anyone?
Relax and breathe.
Shake off stress by setting aside time for yourself to breathe and relax. A luxurious spa day can help release tension in your muscles and de-clutter your mind. Short on cash? Simulate the spa experience right at home: Soothe your senses by lighting up scented candles, putting a prettifying face mask on, soaking your skin in lavender lotion, and switching on a calming playlist in the background.
Get more ZZZs.
When you don’t get enough sleep, everything else can suffer. Lacking shut-eye can make you groggy in the morning, cranky in the afternoon, and extra exhausted in the evening. Suffering from insomnia? Here, how you can get a good night's sleep.