13 Foods that Will Enhance Your Mood

 
The food that we eat each day has a direct effect on the way we feel. After all, we’ve all heard the old adage “you are what you eat!” Whether it’s a sugar rush or an energy crash, everything we eat is digested and affects our body along the way. This reaction also makes its way up to the brain. This is why diet can actually have a huge effect on mental health. Studies have shown that the gut actually acts as a sort of “second brain” by producing around 95 percent of the total serotonin (the “happiness” neurotransmitter) that our bodies use each day.

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Simple Yet Effective Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Everyone has a different perspective on happiness. Sometimes we get caught up on the idea of happiness which society has created, but true happiness can only be discovered by oneself. Happiness is having satisfaction and meaning in your life. It’s the ability to feel positive emotions and the capacity to recover from negative emotions quickly. It is not at all related to having a lot of money or privilege.

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The Art of Pampering Yourself

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”– Parker Palmer

The world is constantly showering us with new problems and worries. A lack of time and overall hasty life pace aren’t helping either. To deal with such stress and pressure, every now and then, you need to dedicate some time to self-indulgence. The good news is that luxury can fit into everyone’s budget, from tight to unlimited. Here are some great suggestions and you choose the ones that match both your wallet and your preference.

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