Savvy Tips To Keeping Your Mindset Positive, Happy & Healthy
It is no secret that we can all feel the daily stress and struggle of “the grind” that we all know as life. It can become extremely stressful and can take its toll on our relationships at home and at work if we do not know how to find those things that will help to keep us balanced and in a positive mindset each and every day. Science tells us that having a positive attitude has a direct connection with happiness and success. Below are some simple steps that will help to give you ideas of different ways that you can keep your own mindset positive, happy and healthy and this will reflect in all that you do each and every day. Let’s check them out.
Staying Social With Friends & Family
Staying social and active with your family and friends is one of the best ways to keep yourself positive and happy. Talking with my Mom and Sister several times a week is one of my favorite things to do and truly keeps me positive and happy. I love my family and making sure that I stay in touch and in the loop of their daily lives makes me feel good and involved. Making sure to take the time out to hang with close friends is another great way to stay happy and mentally healthy. Just getting out and being social can make all the difference, so you must give it a try. Whenever I have felt I did not want to go somewhere that I had planned with my sister and/or friends, I was always glad that I had once I was out and about, whether it be shopping or simply grabbing a bite to eat. Time spent with good friends helps to keep you calm, uplifts your mood and they help to increase your sense of belonging which just feels good. There is just something refreshing about the experience of socializing and it always helps to relieve stress as you realize that you are not alone and that you can talk about your issues and problems all while coming up with solutions via tips and advice from your friends and family.
A Healthy Diet
Knowing what foods we should and shouldn’t be eating can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel. Improving your diet may help to improve your mood, give you more energy and will help you to think more clearly. Eating Regularly, in smaller amounts is the way to go. If your blood sugar drops you might feel tired, irritable and even depressed. Eating regularly and choosing foods that release energy slowly will help to keep your sugar levels steady and will improve your overall mood and mindset. Slow-release energy foods include: pasta, rice, oats, wholegrain bread and cereals, nuts and seeds.
Some other tips include… eating breakfast as this ensures that you get the day off to the perfect start. Also, instead of eating a large lunch or dinner, try eating smaller portions spaced out more regularly throughout the day. It is also extremely important to avoid foods that will make your blood sugar rise and fall rapidly, such as sweets, biscuits, sugary drinks, and alcohol.
Staying hydrated is another crucial step. If you don’t drink enough fluid, you may find it difficult to concentrate or think clearly. You might also start to feel constipated (which puts no one in a good mood). Some quick tips to solve this issue are drinking between 6 to 8 glasses of fluids a day, preferably water. Water is a cheap and extremely healthy option. Tea, coffee, juices and smoothies all count towards your intake, but keep in mind and be aware that these may also contain caffeine and/or sugar.
Also make sure you incorporate your 5 fruits and veggies a day, minimum, as vegetables and fruits contain a lot of the minerals, vitamins and fiber that we need to keep us physically and mentally healthy. Also make sure that you are getting enough protein in your diet. Protein contains amino acids, which make up the chemicals your brain needs to regulate your thoughts and feelings. It also helps keep you feeling fuller for longer which will help you to avoid over eating and snacking. It is also important to ensure that you are eating the right fats in your diet as your brain needs fatty acids (such as omega-3 and -6) to keep it working well. So rather than avoiding all fats, it’s important to eat the right ones. Healthy fats are found in oily fish, poultry, nuts (especially walnuts and almonds), olive and sunflower oils, seeds (such as sunflower and pumpkin), avocados, milk, yogurt, cheese and eggs.
Working Out & Yoga
Workout fads come and go, but virtually no other exercise program is as enduring as yoga. It’s been around for more than 5,000 years. If you are looking for a positive mindset there is nothing better than working out and my workout of choice has become Yoga. It is not too hard on me physically but helps me to stay centered and focused mentally which is a huge plus for me. Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation and/or relaxation.
There are more than 100 different forms of yoga. Some are fast-paced and intense. Others are gentle and relaxing which is the style that I like. Some examples of different yoga forms include:
Hatha ~ The form most often associated with yoga, it combines a series of basic movements with breathing.
Vinyasa ~ A series of poses that flow smoothly into one another.
Power ~ A faster, higher-intensity practice that builds muscle.
Ashtanga ~ A series of poses, combined with a special breathing technique.
Bikram ~ Also known as “hot yoga,” it’s a series of 26 challenging poses performed in a room heated to a high temperature.
Iyengar ~ A type of yoga that uses props like blocks, straps, and chairs to help you move your body into the proper alignment.
I love Yoga because people of all ages and fitness levels can do the most basic yoga poses and stretches. You can do Yoga indoors and outdoors and to start you really just need a good Yoga mat. Check out Yoga for yourself as it may be the perfect workout routine for both your mind and body.
Keep A Gratitude Journal
Lets face it… sometimes a single “lone” event can ruin an entire day and an unpleasant interaction or experience at night can overshadow the enjoyable parts of your day that you experienced. With this awareness that our mind tends to cling to the negative, we can purposely focus on the good parts of our day to offset this negative imbalance. With a journal and by using it regularly…. you can try writing down 5 things that you feel grateful for each and every day and see how your attitude changes. By focusing on the positive… you will find that it will become the normal for you and that you will see the glass as half full instead of half empty. Science has found that gratitude can significantly increase your happiness, and protect you from stress, negativity, anxiety and depression.
Read Your Horoscope & Numerology Reports For Fun Daily Advice & Motivation
I have always loved reading my horoscope and I have always found this a great way to give myself some insight at the beginning of each day. I love to read my daily horoscope while eating my breakfast and as I am working on a positive mindset daily… I always look for the positive spin when it comes to my horoscope reading. Recently I had learned about Numerology and was in love with the results. With Numerologist.com you can learn the truths about what YOUR numbers reveal about you and your year ahead. Numerology is a powerful tool for building personal development skills and it is a lot of fun as well. You can snag a free Numerology report when you visit Numerologist.com.
With Numerologist.com you can calculate your Life Path Number, Soul Urge Number, and Expression Number based on nothing more than your name and birth date with their Numerology Calculator. Your numerology chart will reveal a lot about your deepest desires, secret strengths and how others perceive you and you can find out the spiritual meaning of numbers and repeating numbers when they appear around you. I have found this to be a reoccurring thing in my life and was super interested. I could not believe how accurate my reports were and not only was it uplifting and positive…. but it was packed full of great advice and was a lot of fun too.
As you all know …..there are many factors that affect us all in our daily lives, some positive and some not so much. It is about finding what methods works for you and finding that perfect mix of solutions that will help you to keep a positive and uplifting attitude that will become contagious to everyone that you know. If you are happy and positive… your life will follow suit and you will also find that your family will have the same positive outlook themselves which is a lesson that is simply priceless.