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Happiness and a Pep Talk

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Sometimes a quick pep talk in the mirror is all that is required to give you the inner boost you need to brighten yourself up from the inside out. Happiness better given once received. Taking the time to acknowledge your own hard work can be the happy pill you may be seeking.

“Don’t you see how far you’ve come already? You have a lot to be proud of, and every reason to keep moving forward. You can do this.”

Happy Drink

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Ok, ok, all my “it is after 5 somewhere” friends, don’t get too excited. Just because a drink says that it can assist in lightening up your mood does not always mean it must be for adults only. This tasty blended beverage can be used to put a pep in your morning step or quiet a crying 2-year-old (which makes everyone happy…lol). So, the next time you are at the market, grab these few items and drink your happy!

Click here for the happy drink recipe.

Break Away for Happy

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Summertime for most means warmer weather, BBQ’s, the kids are out of school and the house full of everyone ALL the time. Sometimes it may prove difficult to get everyone on the same page at the same time but one word always does the trick…. VACATION! Taking break from the everyday schedule of parent/child duties and just enjoying quality, sun, and fun will always bring a smile.

Read more on how vacations affect your happiness here.

Cook the Blues Away

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Ever heard the term “cooking with love”? In the constant rat race of life, we may often take a break from our daily responsibilities, let our hair down, go out to dinner at our favorite restaurant and consider it a treat for all our adult hard work. Stanford doctor, Dr. Kelly McGonigal mentions the results of a study that points out how women are significantly happier and less stressed after eating a meal at home. So, the next time you want to unwind and put a smile on your family’s face at the same time, turn on some music and hit the kitchen.

Read more about how cooking at home makes you happier here.

Happiness and Pets

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The saying that a dog is a man’s best friend may apply to more aspects of life than you think. Sometimes taking the magnifying glass off of your own problems is exactly what you need and what better way to do it then caring for a pet that loves you unconditionally. According to an article in Psychology Today, pet owners exhibited greater self-esteem, were more physically fit, were less lonely, were more conscientious, were more socially outgoing, and had healthier relationship styles. So, who wants a new pet?

Read more about how pets make us happier here.

Meditation Moments

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Taking a moment to slow down and check in with yourself is much easier said than done at times in this busy rat race we call life. However, if you can find 10 minutes in your day to do something that would help increase your blood flow, give you a boost of energy and increase your happiness, meditation would be it. Give these few simple steps a try.

How to meditate: Simple meditation for beginners

  1. Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
  4. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation.

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Work and Happiness DO mix…

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Work can often be a trigger to unhappiness for most people. Issues such as lack of proper sleep, overwhelming work load or unappreciated efforts can all influence your happiness and how well you perform in the workplace. Think about this, the happier you are the better you will perform, right? Here are a few tips to helping turn that work frown upside down and get on the good foot in the workplace.

Get a little dirty to get a lot of happy

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Working with your hands can be both relaxing and rewarding. Many people understand and enjoy the benefits of being out in the elements and getting a chance to stop, breathe and bond with the Earth. When it comes to nature and happiness, many may overlook gardening and its many benefits. Gardening has been proven to: Reduce stress, Build self-esteem, Improve heart health, Boost brain function and even help with immune regulation. Don’t believe me? Click here.