Dr BROOKS

5 Ways to Boost Your Mood and Body in the New Year!

Lets face it; nothing is worse than feeling sluggish and exhausted throughout the day. Our body NEEDS the positive energy flowing through it to fully flourish. But sometimes, it’s not easy getting there. Making a few adjustments to your lifestyle and daily self-care ritual could potentially turn your entire life around. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we came up with 5 simple ways to boost your mood and body in 2019!

1. Get Outside!

Did you know that a natural dose of vitamin D elevates your serotonin levels? Serotonin plays a big role in your happiness. Studies show that going outside for just five minutes zaps cortisol levels and gives both your mood and self-esteem a boost. Your body will thank you for getting out in the sun!

2. Take a Walk or Get a Workout in!

If you’re dealing with a stressful day, definitely considering doing either one of these.
Science tells us that exercise has a significant short- and long-term impact on our mood, so get moving until you work up a sweat. It doesn’t matter how—just pick an activity you love. Not to mention, getting in shape in feeling your best also does wonders for your confidence level which ultimately will ensure a more positive mood naturally!

3. Journal.

Journaling is a great way to write down your thoughts and worries and get them out on paper.
Journaling is a very effective strategy if you’re not entirely sure why your mood is less than stellar. Sometimes putting pen to paper is the easiest way to find clarity.

4. Meditate.

Sometimes, the best way to put everything in perspective is to step outside of your anxieties and observe your thoughts without judgment. Meditation encourages us to do exactly that, which is why so many scientists are enthusiastic about the practice’s potential as a wellness tool. If you’re intimidated and unsure where to begin, it might be worth checking out a guided meditation app like Headspace.

5. Chat with a friend.

We as humans are social creatures—meaning that even the most introverted among us can feel a boost by connecting with our loved ones. In fact, scientists have found that isolation only exacerbates a bad mood and can even lead to physical ailments and a shorter life expectancy in the long term. So grab your phone, call a friend and make some plans. Friends are the best for getting our moods back in check!

It’s 2019 and time for you to start taking care of, well… YOU!

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