- NOT ONLY STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS, TREAT YOUR SELF TO CUT FLOWERS
According to research at Rutgers University, nature and flowers make us happy and cultivate inner qualities like peace, joy and serenity by triggering the release of serotonin which elevates our mood. Look for colors and scents that inspire you.
- TAKE A WALK EVERY DAY FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 MINUTES
Getting yourself outside is great for your pineal gland or 7th chakra. Try singing or humming while you are walking or stretching your upper body. Or walk with a friend to implement the practice of accountability. We are more likely to keep our commitments when companions are counting on us and walking together nourishes our friendships.
- NOURISH THE KID WITHIN YOU BY BEING PLAYFUL
Increase your enthusiasm by fueling your passion for simple things, like stargazing, packing a picnic and sitting by a river, laughing, being silly, blowing bubbles, riding a bike, walking barefoot outside and dancing in the rain.
- WATCH THE MAGIC OF THE SUNRISE AND THE SUNSET
This simple pleasure helps to reset your natural circadian or sleep rhythms. It also increases our gratitude for the natural beauty of mother earth.
- JUST MOVE IT AND SHAKE IT WHILE DOING EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES AT HOME
Take opportunities to keep moving like walking while talking on the phone, doing a few squats while waiting for your morning coffee or tea, shrugging your shoulders up and down while on the computer, taking a 3-minute dance break every hour, stretching while brushing your teeth.
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