#1 Nourish your body with mindful eating
The foods we choose to put in our bodies not only affect our bodies, but our mood. Adding more whole foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains to your daily eating habits can give you more energy, fight infection, and put you in a better mood. Radically changing your eating habits over night isn’t sustainable, but start today by swapping out these processed foods for their whole food alternative. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2txMgVF
#2 Rest Up
Quality sleep is one of the pillars of good health. Getting a full, quality night of sleep can boost your mood and help you face the next day with energy and focus. Sleep has a direct correlation with our mental health. Those who do not get adequate sleep each night are 10 times as likely to develop major depression than those who sleep through the night. To learn more about the importance of sleep and how to get a night of quality sleep, visit our previous blog post: https://www.theolsonproject.com/blog#
#3 Practice gratitude
Gratitude allows you to gain perspective on life, business, and your health. “A daily grateful check-in or keeping a grateful journal is a way to shift your focus and minimize the distorting influence of stress. Reminding ourselves of the small, everyday positive aspects of our lives helps to develop a sense of balance and perspective that can enhance well-being,” says Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Susan Lehmann, M.D.
Like Elle Woods said, exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins make you happy. Establishing a commitment with yourself to move at least thirty minutes a day will add to your physical and mental health. Your daily movement doesn’t necessarily have to be that challenging workout class, but could consist of practicing yoga or working out at home, or going for a walk with your spouse after work, or even choosing the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Again, radical changes to your daily routine are not sustainable but making a commitment to yourself to move daily is.
Contributing Writer: Madison Skipper, Daybreaker Solutions