9 Powerful Ways To Turn Your Brain Towards Happiness

happiness
  • 40
    Shares

Psychologists say the human mind is like an ocean, always preoccupied with rushing thoughts and restlessness which often prevent us from finding lasting peace of mind or mental calmness. Negative thought is not good for you; it can eat away your decision-making skills, creativity and productivity.

For many people, it is easier for them to remember the bad things that have happened to them than the good. In this article, we will teach you powerful ways to turn your brain towards happiness. Authentic happiness is the goal of human existence. Below are the powerful ways to guide your heart towards a joyful existence:

How To Turn Your Brain To Happiness

1. Eat Healthy And Get Regular Exercise

We are often faced with distracted lifestyle, and because of this many of us fail to listen to our body, by drinking and eating the wrong foods, forgetting to engage in physical exercise or over-exercise and not having enough sleep.

Studies show that when we eat the right foods and engage in a credible exercise routine, we will feel better, become better, and perform better. Our whole body will change and we will also have the right positive mindset when we take in the right nutrition. The best way to take care of your mind is by taking absolute care of your body.

2. Listen To Music

Listening to empowering or inspiring music can be a great way to liberate your mind from worries and anxieties that cloud your day. Make a list of inspiring music you love, and download it to your Smartphone or laptop, and listen to the music while you work or in your quiet time.

3. Think Positive Thoughts

Clinical psychologists report the human mind thinks about 60,000 thoughts every day, about one thought every second. Further research shows that 95% of people have thoughts which are 80% negative. Our natural inclination is to focus on the negative.

Programming your mind to think positive affirmations is incredibly powerful and yields multiple positive results. If you find yourself thinking a negative thought, simply stop and guide your mind with a more inspiring thought. If you keep doing this, it will gradually become a habit.

4. Socialize To Keep Your Brain Healthy

Keep your brain busy and healthy by socializing with friends and associates. If you are facing some challenges like relationship or marital issues, academic challenges or anything else, then discuss it with an expert or with someone you can trust. If bad thoughts come to you, try as much as possible to replace them with positive thoughts.

All these actions will re-wire your brain and make it stay healthy, active and alive. Surround yourself with people who love, support and want you to create a fulfilling lifestyle. Such people will inspire you to transformative action; You will find inspiration to be the best you can be.

5. Try Something New

Cut off all excesses in your life, always be contented with what you have, and get rid of the things you don’t need. Live a simple life. This can boost your happiness, bringing freedom and richness to your life. Success is the result of patience and habits; It is not defined by superior intelligence or extraordinary abilities.

Show acts of kindness. Givers are happy people, and they don’t lack for anything. No matter how little you have, share your time, talent and treasure with those that are in need of it. Giving of yourself inspires feelings of fulfillment. One of the beautiful ways to feel happier today is to give to another person. It could just be a listening ear, a smile or little acts of kindness.

6. Challenge Your Mind

One of the most effective ways to challenge your mind is by reading. Never grow tired of reading. When you read quality books, you fill your mind with quality thoughts.

Every day of your life,  strive to do something worth writing about or write things worth reading. Readers are achievers, they are unstoppable! Do everything that will align with your goals. Reading or writing challenges your mind to action and makes it more productive.

7. Learn To Play An Instrument

Extensive research shows that music increases your brain sharpness, productivity and brings forth underlying emotions. Thus, there is a huge joy that comes with playing music.

Music is the food of the soul; just as your body needs to eat foods to survive, feeding your soul with music will help you to live happier and feel better. Learn to play an instrument, and play the music that makes you feel satisfied; you will be exceedingly happy doing so.

8. Be Curious

If you are curious about something, it will affect the overall chemistry of your brain. Curiosity activates your reward system, releases dopamine, improves your capacity to learn and energizes your motivation.

Curiosity and sense of wonder prompt us to find immediate answers to questions. It leads to learning, research, and exploration. The key here is to stay curious. It will cause you to learn new things about the world and how you can bring positive transformations to the environment where you live.

9. Get Enough Rest And Sleep

Sleeping boosts your mood and makes you feel exceedingly better. To live a healthy lifestyle, you must cultivate the habit of enjoying quality sleeping time. Research shows that getting adequate sleep can benefit your mind, weight and heart.

During sleep, your mind practices skills it learned while you were awake; this is known as ‘consolidation’. Sleeping improves your memory and helps you live longer and better. When you wake up from sleep, your body will feel energized to do more creative work.

Related: 16 Quick Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight


Was this article helpful to you? What tips would you add?

Kindly share your thoughts with us in the comment box below! 


happiness
Pin this image to save for later.

If you enjoyed this, you may want to check out:

Connect With Me Below:

Pinterest — /LoriGeurin
Facebook — /LoriGeurinBlog
Twitter — @LoriGeurin
Instagram — @LoriGeurin
Bloglovin — lorigeurin
Email — healthylife@lorigeurin.com

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read our Affiliate Policy here.


  • 40
    Shares
Continue Reading

Working Out For Single Parents: How To Find The Time And Energy

working out
  • 46
    Shares

Being a single parent is hard work, to say the least. When all the responsibility falls on your shoulders, it can be tough to keep up or find the energy to do anything other than the required daily tasks. It’s often easy for depression and anxiety to set in, especially after stress rears its ugly head, and breaking that cycle can be difficult.

One of the best ways to battle those feelings–and to help yourself feel better physically and mentally–is by working out. Having a daily workout not only keeps your body healthy, it helps clear the fog by providing much-needed oxygen to your brain’s cells. Getting your heart rate up also provides a rush of hormones that can boost your mood, as does being outside in the sunshine. All in all, exercise is a wonderful respite for single parents because it covers many different areas.

It can be hard to find the time to fit in a workout, but there are some simple ways you can turn things around and create a routine that works for you. Here are a few tips on getting started.

Tips For Working Out For Single Parents

1. Get the kids involved.

One easy way to make exercise a part of your daily routine is by getting the kids involved. Not only will this allow you to spend quality time with them, but you’ll be teaching them good habits that can stay with them for a lifetime.

When the weather is nice, head to the park for a game of kickball. Or simply get out in the backyard for some tag.

2. Look for the fun.

Let’s face it: exercise isn’t always a fun pastime, especially when you’re tired after a long day. It’s far too easy to put off a workout until you feel up to it, but if you make it fun, it will be something to look forward to and not something to dread.

Think of some things you enjoy doing–swimming, playing a sport–and integrate them into your workout routine. Knowing it’s something you can have fun with may help you dig deep for that little bit of extra energy required.

3. Get the dog involved.

Pets seem to have boundless energy, especially dogs, so allowing your pup to be a part of your exercise routine will help you stay motivated. Take him for a long walk after dinner, or head to a local park and hike the trails.

Sometimes, knowing that you’re getting a second task done–in this case, giving your dog the chance to get out and exercise–at the same time as the first task will help give you the momentum you need. Rover.com has an excellent article on how to get fit with your pup.

4. Eat right.

Eating well-balanced meals goes hand-in-hand with daily exercise, in part because it will give you the fuel you need to keep up your energy.

Start the day off with fruit, whole grains, and protein for breakfast. Try a grilled chicken salad for lunch. And have a dinner that’s loaded with veggies with a side of fish or chicken. Be sure to keep healthy snacks handy during the day, such as granola bars or dried fruit, so you won’t fall victim to the 3 o’clock slump.

Related: Top 20 Best Healthy Snacks

5. Use your time wisely.

If you work in an office, you may be able to use your lunch break to go for a brisk walk around the block a few times, or run up and down the stairs. When you clean your home, you can use vacuuming to your advantage by doing it in long, even strokes in every room to work your arm, calf, and abdominal muscles.

Using your time wisely during everyday tasks will help you knock out your daily workout and save you time at the end of the day when you’re most likely to be tired.

For a list of easy exercises you can do almost anywhere, read on here.

Daily exercise is important for more than just your physical and mental health; it can also help you feel better in general and help you cope with stress in a more healthy way. Get the family involved for even more benefits.


What ideas can you think of to add to this list?

Leave your comments below in the comment section. I love hearing from you!


working out
Pin this image to save for later.

If you enjoyed this, you may want to check out:

Connect With Me Below:

Pinterest — /LoriGeurin
Facebook — /LoriGeurinBlog
Twitter — @LoriGeurin
Instagram — @LoriGeurin
Bloglovin — lorigeurin
Email — healthylife@lorigeurin.com

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read our Affiliate Policy here.


  • 46
    Shares
Continue Reading

Exciting News And A Thank You Gift This Holiday Season

thank you gift
  • 42
    Shares

Hi friends, I hope you’re having an awesome week so far! I know you’re probably busy wrapping presents, baking holiday goodies or spending time with the ones you love this holiday season, so I’ll get straight to the point. If you’ve read much here on the blog (and I know you have) you know I’m a huge proponent of intermittent fasting for health.

How Intermittent Fasting Changed My Life

It has made a huge difference in my life in so many ways. Just to name a few, it:

  • eliminates the intense cravings for carbs and sugar that I used to have every day
  • gives me more energy
  • makes me more alert and able to focus (a huge struggle for me before)
  • improved my memory
  • simplifies my life
  • helped me lose 20 pounds without even trying
  • cured my reactive hypoglycemia

An Announcement And Thank You Gift For The Tribe (That’s You!)

So, I have some exciting news! You may have noticed I’ve been quiet on here for a few days. Trust me, I haven’t forgotten about you at all. In fact, I’ve been working diligently to complete my latest passion project so I could get back here as soon as possible!

My new e-book, Get Incredible Results With Intermittent Fasting: Burn Fat, Lose Weight, Be Healthy, was just released on Amazon.com and I would love to gift you a copy!

I know one thing for sure: I couldn’t have done this without you, my incredibly awesome readers and friends! And because you’re such a valuable member of the tribe, starting Thursday, December 20, the book will be available to you for FREE for 5 days. (A Christmas gift to yourself?)

e-book
Click on the book cover image above to purchase the book.

I believe you’re all about being healthy and having a positive influence on your friends and family, and I would greatly appreciate your support in helping to spread the news!

You can get your copies here too: Get Incredible Results With Intermittent Fasting: Burn Fat, Lose Weight, Be Healthy

And, can I ask a little favor? After you read the book I’d be so appreciative if you could leave a book review on Amazon. Also, feel free to share this special offer with anyone you know who wants to live a healthy life too!

I sincerely appreciate your support in helping me launch this book with some great momentum. Please let me know if you have any questions or ideas. I’m here for you.

Thanks so much and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

XO,

Lori


Connect With Me Below:

Pinterest — /LoriGeurin
Facebook — /LoriGeurinBlog
Twitter — @LoriGeurin
Instagram — @LoriGeurin
Bloglovin — lorigeurin
Email — healthylife@lorigeurin.com

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read our Affiliate Policy here.


  • 42
    Shares
Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide To Healthy Meal Prep

healthy meal prep
  • 62
    Shares

An overwhelming majority of Americans say they prefer to prepare meals at home, but that might seem surprising when you see the long lines in fast food drive-thru lanes. More often than not, the issue isn’t that Americans would rather eat a mass-produced hamburger than a meal they made themselves using fresh ingredients.

The issue is time and the fact that Americans seemingly have less of it than ever before makes cooking at home a real challenge. Our jobs are demanding, our kids’ schedules are packed with activities, and we spend a lot of time simply trying to fight traffic to get anywhere. It’s no wonder many of us are too tired to prepare a meal from scratch when we get home from work.

What’s more, the convenience of eating out is a siren song that’s difficult to ignore most of the time. The problem is, eating out all the time can be extremely costly to our wallets as well as our waistlines.

The Healthy Meal Prep Guide For Beginners

Although the idea of cooking a fresh, well-balanced meal from scratch using healthy ingredients might seem like a pipe dream in today’s world, it isn’t. It just requires a fresh perspective on the traditional meal preparation process. Rather than start from square one the moment you come home in the evening, a meal-prep routine can involve preparing batches of ingredients all at once over the weekend or in one night. Then these ingredients can be used to assemble meals quickly throughout the week.

By doing much of the preparation and even some of the cooking ahead of time, you can save yourself the temptation of stopping for a drive-thru meal on the way home from work or school. Once you get into the habit of making meal prep a weekly routine, it’s easy to feed yourself and your family healthy meals that will save you time and money in the long run.

Just because our lives have become increasingly hectic and over-scheduled doesn’t mean we have to abandon the ideal of a freshly prepared, well-balanced meal made at home. The following guide details how you can master the art of meal prep at home for you and your family. That way, you can save the drive-thru for the nights you want it, not because you feel like you have no other choice.

To Sum Up

Prepping healthy ingredients ahead of time can help you to always have nutritious, easy meals on hand. Meal prepping can also help you stay on track with your healthy eating goals because you’re not as tempted to grab something unhealthy when you’re hungry. And if something important comes up around dinner time there is no need to stress because you already have the healthy foods ready to eat.

Author bio: Molly Clancy is Key Account Representative at Tail Activewear and has worked with clients to outfit them in the best fit, fabric and fashion in the activewear world. 


Do you meal prep? What tips can you share?

Leave your comments below in the comment section. I love hearing your thoughts!


healthy meal prep

If you enjoyed this, you may want to check out:

Connect With Me Below:

Pinterest — /LoriGeurin
Facebook — /LoriGeurinBlog
Twitter — @LoriGeurin
Instagram — @LoriGeurin
Bloglovin — lorigeurin
Email — healthylife@lorigeurin.com

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read our Affiliate Policy here.


  • 62
    Shares
Continue Reading