Best Friend Handbook: Boost Your Happiness
My friend Katherine Stuart writes a wonderful blog,”Best Friend Handbook,” everything from fashion and beauty tips to nutrition and recipes – including recipes for success. One of her latest blogs is about ways to get your happy on.
Who doesn’t want to be happy, right? But sometimes it’s hard which is where these tips to boost your happiness come in. They’re like a giant dose of sunshine, are super easy to implement, and don’t require a lot of equipment. Better yet, they’re really good for your health, your skin and your waist line. All in all, a slam dunk, right?
Eat 8 Fruits & Veggies a Day
In a recent study conducted by the American Journal of Public Health, researchers found that eating 8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day will boost your happiness. In fact, the difference between eating 0 servings of produce a day and 8 servings a day was equivalent to landing a job after being unemployed. That’s a whole lot of happy. Scientists think it’s due to the fact that all those vitamins in the produce bump up your serotonin level.
Sing in the Shower
Next time that you’re sudsing up in the shower, try getting in touch with your inner Adele. It’s a fast and easy way to boost your happiness level. Turns out that singing oxygenates your blood which is good for your mood and your heart. So, I don’t care if you sound like a dying cat in mating season, it’s time to embrace your inner Madonna. Or Béyonce. Or…. well, you get the idea.
Grab Some Crayons…
More about Katherine Stuart:
Katherine is a former movie executive and screenwriter who now runs her own content company, Content by Katherine. Her blog, the Best Friend Handbook, was born out of a desire to help other women feel better about themselves. As a lifelong best friend, fashion aficionado, former Pilates instructor, and amateur cook as well as the person that everyone comes to for advice, Katherine decided to take her opinions global, and create a virtual best friend. You know, someone who loves you no matter what. Who never judges you for eating, say, a quart of ice cream, always knows the best recipe for an impromptu dinner party and who can tell you exactly which eye cream will make you look like less of a hag the morning after one glass too many.
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