In case you were in my Twitterverse yesterday, you may have noticed I was fired up. Every blue moon I’m sure we all have the moments where you want to pull a Jerry McGuire and tell everyone how you really feel. Not sure what y’all do to return the blood pressure back to normal, but I have to walk away and take some deep breaths. Glamour magazine’s Vitamin G has a few tricks to perk yourself up.
“Got a Minute? 10 Healthy Things You Can Do for Yourself Right Now!‘:
– Give someone a hug. It will boost their mood and increase the production of serotonin (the feel-good hormone) in your bod.
– Stand up and stretch. Stretching is an instant energizer because it gets blood pumping throughout your bod.
– Tidy up your space. Past research indicates that people who feel more control over their immediate environment feel healthier and happier.
– Open your window and let the air in. Yes, even if it’s cold out! Indoor air is many times more polluted than the air floating around outside, so throw open some windows and give your lungs some clean, refreshing fresh air.
And for the fellas, I haven’t forgotten y’all. Men’s Health Magazine has “7 Mental Fakeouts That Will Improve Your Mood.” My fave: Climb the Stairway to Heaven: Everyone responds to sound differently, but hearing your favorite music–whether it’s Zeppelin or Fresh Aire–will energize, motivate, and relax.
Do you have a mental fakeout you like to use? And who’s on the Jersey Shore fan train?! (it’s too tragic to not enjoy!)