When you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, there are a few things you can do besides diet and exercise. Happiness creates positive impacts on your life which can ultimately define your overall health. In fact, happiness is linked to lowering your cortisol levels, health conditions like type 2 diabetes, and stress hormones. So what do you do when you’re not happy every day? The following are helpful tips for you.
Wake up with a positive thought. We make choices every single day, and it starts in the morning. The first thing you want to think about is something positive to put you to a good start. Whether it is a positive playlist or a funny tv show, do something that stimulates the production of endorphins.
You can’t always think negatively. Do not destroy yourself with plagued, destructive thoughts because you’ll only attract others who will do the same. Try the rubberband method where you flick yourself on the wrist every time you’re thinking negative thoughts. This “Snap Out of It” technique will literally “snap” the thoughts away.
Release the inner child in you. Every time you’re feeling stressed out from your commitments or responsibilities, take the time to unleash your inner child. This method will help you bring the creativity and curiosity out and give you positive perspectives in life.
Sleep on it. Restore your mind by sleeping because it is optimal for the health. Often, sleep is a spiritual practice that emotionally and mentally benefits us. When we’re short of sleep, we tend to eliminate happiness from our lives making us more irritable than normal. Take time to breathe and exhale the bad thoughts.