Sometimes, the spark you have for life gets dulled. Regaining and maintaining your enthusiasm requires looking after yourself and your needs. When you’re ready to take action, consider the following simple yet meaningful methods:
Plato once said that music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. This is because music helps bring out emotions and the memories that are associated with them. A good thing about music is that when it hits you, you don’t feel pain. You keep listening to the kind of music you like because this helps validate your emotions, whether happy or not. This leaves a feeling of acceptance and relatability that results in the sense of empowerment and improved mood. Play the kind of music that resonates with your soul and feel the magic happen.
Aromas are bewitching. It works by stimulating your smell receptors which then sends a message to the part of your brain, which controls emotions. Peppermint in aromatherapy boosts energy and sandalwood calms nerves and aids focus. Rose improves mood while chamomile relaxes. Studies show that inhaling lavender oil leads to a significant decrease in heart rate and skin temperature. Indulging your sense of smell may be the therapy you need to feel even better. Survive every day one drop of essential oils at a time.
A hot bath is a centuries-old practice that makes use of the healing powers of water in uplifting the mood. The warm temperature increases your body temperature, relaxes tensed nerves, and slows the pace of your breathing. This is relaxing not only for the body but for your mind as well. Undisturbed immersion in warm water brings your focus to the present, allowing you to see more clearly things worth appreciating. This draws your attention away from your worries and towards gratitude. Your choice of freestanding bath or bathtub is crucial because it determines how comfortable your 20-minute soak will be.
Sometimes, food is more than food. Eating better can and will make you feel better. The right amount of carbohydrates, B-group vitamins and protein in your meal will give you the right boost of energy required to make your dreams happen.
In addition to the energy causing nutrients that you derive from food, the holistic experience of having your meal plays an essential part in making you happier. Flavour satisfies the thousands of taste buds you have, but it isn’t everything. The smell, texture, and heat of your food all play a part in raising the happy chemical in your brain. If you want food to make your mood, try being on a happy diet. Eat only the things that make you happy and watch your best of moods come to life.
Health is a state of complete harmony between the body, mind, and spirit. The balance of these three can be achieved by giving yourself time to do what’s important for you. Treat your heart well, and everything happy and exciting follows.