Summer….it means more sun,vacations and more great excuses to spend time in nature.
So, if you spend summer soaking up vitamin D, giving forest bathing a try, and using your days off as a chance to disconnect from your virtual reality, you are setting yourself up to be much, much happier.
Ready to live your life to the fullest this summer? Then:
Find a good book
As someone said, the more that you read,more things you will know. The more that you learn,more places you’ll go.Above all,reading can make you more empathetic. Getting lost in a good read can make it easier for you to relate to others. Literary fiction and self-discovery memoirs have the power to help readers to be more sensitive to what others are thinking and feeling by introducing them to the inner monologue of the narrator.
Check out summer book list “must reads” great suggestions.
Hit the water
Views of the ocean and other blue spaces make us happier than other landscapes.Water improves our health and mood, points to the feelings we have while we gaze at oceans, lakes or rivers.
Shut down your mobile,tablet or computer for a while.Very soon you will find out the benefits of that action.Calm mind.
Love your pets
Pet owners have greater self-esteem and tend to be less fearful. Adopt a furry friend and give it lots of love. Having a pet makes us healthier and happier and more emphatic.You will be surprise when you’ll see the changes within you.New doors and windows will open in your heart and mind that you haven’t been aware of.
Start to celebrate yourself. Love yourself.Pamper yourself. Nourish yourself.It is not egoistic.It is normal.
Get out of your comfort zone
It doesn’t matter what it is. Pick something you’ve always wanted to do whether it’s getting a tattoo, going sky diving, bungee jumping or taking a dance class and just stop putting it off. Going outside your comfort zone is one of the best ways to grow, to learn about yourself, to feel more engaged in and excited about life, and to meet new, like-minded people.
Be honest with the people you love.Sharing your true feelings with loved ones is key to happiness and good relation. Being able to express yourself and to be heard, as well as listen to others with understanding, will help you feel more loved and cared for.
Watch the sunset
One of the most relaxing ways to appreciate life’s gifts is to watch the sunset. To take that time away from stimulus, distraction, and stress to just be is a beautiful way to reconnect with yourself and the world around you.It is a time for chilling…meditating…touching your soul…
Wake up in sunrise
You should really REALLY try this out.It is so magnificent to see the new day born…to see those unique colors of the sunrise…the smell of the fresh air…the morning breeze that touches your skin with its freshness and new energy …JUST INHALE DEEPLY…and keep it for a few seconds…. that morning breeze…then EXHALE slowly and…just let go…
Reward yourself with good nutrient meal
What you eat can have a huge impact on your neurotransmitters, which are directly connected to your mood. Instead of reaching for packaged foods, eat slow, organic foods. Reach for healthy fats, in particular Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the most abundant fatty acid in the brain and an important moderator of mood and mental health.
Smile,your first mimic to be…
If you’re feeling stressed or negative, you can dig yourself out of that hole by putting a smile on your face. Smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, which are natural pain relievers. Best of all, smiling forces your brain out of a negative state and gives positiveness a chance to get in there. The more you smile, the more positive thought patterns you’ll have.
Forgive yourself and others.
Everyone has been hurt by someone else actions at some point. Whether you’re mad at yourself for hurting someone, or at someone else for hurting you, forgiveness is crucial to both emotional and physical health.
Forgiveness can help you focus on the future and the good in your life right now. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy, and compassion for the one who hurt you. And it’s not even something you have to do for the other person. It’s something you do for yourself.