Need a few simple things to make you feel better? We got you! Try these 5...
Sleep 7 hours! That might seem unrealistic with your schedule, but it’s worth every effort. Getting between 7-9 hours of sleep a night keeps your brain sharp, your energy high, and your mood buoyant. It also reduces your insulin levels and keeps your skin radiant. Obviously these amazing benefits are worth the effort to turn your lights off early!
Exercise 3 times a week! It’s not just for weight loss and muscle gain. It is also a proven method to boost mood and slash stress, anxiety, and depression. Worth the benefits in gold in the society we live in today.
Eat more vegetables! Researchers say that consuming your veggies in an "unmodified," or uncooked state can seriously decrease feelings of depression. Interesting! And if you don’t like them raw, that’s ok… just cook them into everything you make. Try baking sweet potatoes into your brownies even!
Meditate! It's been shown to reduce blood pressure, dial back your anxiety, and help you sleep more soundly. It only takes about 10 minutes per day and is so worth the benefits.
Eat chocolate! Bet you didn’t expect that one! Yes, pull out some of that DARK chocolate because research shows that it immediately boosts your mood and can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 30 percent.
See, it’s not too hard. Just a little added effort each day to reap incredible benefits that just keep on giving. When we feel good, that energy attracts other positive things into our lives. So, do these five easy things and see what happens! I mean, come on, it’s chocolate we’re talking about! It doesn’t get any easier than that!:)