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Great little tips to enhance your every day

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Get outdoors and breathe in fresh air!

Most of us spend far too much time indoors, spend more time outdoors and within nature. Research shows that getting fresh air affects the levels of serotonin that make us feel good about ourselves. It is also good for your lungs and skin, improves your blood pressure and heart rate, relieves stress and anxiety, makes you happier and more energetic as well as strengthens your immune system!

Do something new every day!


Want to add a little excitement in your life? Try doing something new every single day to beat the every day life monotony! Try parking in a different space, have tea instead of coffee, do or try something you have never done before...test the boundaries, go nuts!
Benefits:
- Brings excitement into your life
- Takes you out of your comfort zone
- Improves mental strength
- Makes you more confident and           courageous
- Sense of accomplishment

Remember to be Grateful...

The antidote to anxiety is gratitude - what are you grateful for?

Eat more fruits and veggies...


An obvious tip but still important! Take advantage of the warmer weather to work more greens, salads and fruits into meals and snacks. Leafy greens and fruits are a great source of natural fibre, vitamins and minerals and tasty too!
Benefits:
- Healthy weight maintenance
- Controls blood sugar
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Normalises bowel movements
- Protects your heart
- Improves skin tone

Honour where you are at...


We tend to focus more on where we want to be or ought to be rather than how far we have actually come, this means that we don't get a chance to acknowledge, and in turn, celebrate or appreciate our progress - which sucks a lot of happiness out of our every day life! We are all at different stages of our own individual journeys - honour where you are at within yours!

Freedom is a state of mind...


We are all truly free to do whatever we want to. The only constraint we have is ourselves and the little voice in our head. This voice consists of other people's opinions, other people's judgements, other people's fears and beliefs and how they think we should think and behave...but what about our own beliefs? Our own dreams, aspirations and wishes? You are entitled to your own opinion, your own judgement, your own fears and beliefs. Challenge what your inner critic is telling you - who's voice is that? - And remember that you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to.

Maybe when you feel buried, you're actually just planted...


When you feel like life is just chucking things at you from all different directions and in different areas of life and you feel buried, overwhelmed and you cannot cope - re framing this into you are are actually planted and you are supported and growing can sometimes take the pressure away and give you the strength to grow in the way you need to. That was a long sentence!

Replace coffee with green tea and juices...


Many of us have an addiction to caffeine whether it be in coffee or tea and most of us can't start the day without it! Give your body what it needs by getting rid of the caffeine fix and pump your body with something nutritious instead!
Benefits:
- Catechin in green tea prevents cell damage and promotes cell growth
- Amino acid L-theanine improve brain function
- Prevents skin aging and Alzheimer and Parkinson disease
- Lowers the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- Helps you lose weight and lowers the risk of obesity 

Listen to calming music before sleeping...


Nothing like a calm relaxing sleep to help you feel well rested, more energetic and happier in the mornings! Lower stress levels, reduce fatigue and have a better sleep by playing soothing music before you sleep to help you drift off naturally

Swap over your wardrobe...


Having a seasonal wardrobe boosts happiness in your everyday. Putting away your summer clothes and closing that section of the year helps you to welcome a new part of the year with a fresh start and a fresh wardrobe. Going through your clothes and removing old clothes that no longer serve you and then being excited by clothes that you forgot you had! Looking forward to wearing those big warm wooly jumpers you now have hung up with your name all over it and not forgetting those cosy pjamas and slipper socks! What a great way to open the colder, darker season by exploring, indulging and snuggling in your warm winter clothing 

Enjoy your everyday rituals...


We get so caught up in our thoughts, our dramas and life that we forget to enjoy the little things in life...one way to create happiness in your every day life is to enjoy your rituals! Whether its something general like the rituals in the morning or something specific like the way you tuck into your favourite meal...everyone has a certain way of doing things, embrace the way you do yours

A great way to start your morning is to make your bed. Most of us do this already, but for those who don't, it is a great way to accomplish something every day. This sets up your day in a positive way and to help you get in to that ready for action frame of mind. No matter what day lies ahead of you, you know you have achieved one task and when you return home in the evening your success will be waiting for you. So simple, but yet so effective

Take care of yourself, you do deserve it...


Many people have difficulty in taking care of themselves because they have a perception that self-care is selfish or that they don’t deserve it. We just want to say that this is NOT true. Self-care and taking care of the self is NOT selfish and you DO deserve it no matter who you are, where you are from, colour, cast, past or creed. Please take care of yourselves because ultimately, only you can...

Take the time to moisturise...


As the weather has turned a little chilly recently, be sure to take care of your skin by taking some time to moisturise. Be your best self in your best skin!

Take your time...


Today's society is obsessed with getting things done as fast as possible and as efficiently as possible which leaves little room to actually enjoy and savour the process taking the little joys out of life and induces stress. Slow down, take your time, catch the moment and live it. Do things at your own pace. Have patience...

Do nothing for 2 minutes

it’s harder than you think! Give your mind and body a rest by following this link www.donothingfor2minutes.com and do nothing for 2 minutes!

Take pleasure in the small things...


Take pleasure in the small things...Add little joys to your everyday life by noticing the warmth of the thicker winter duvet you have put on your bed, by seeing how the ice on your car glistens in the autumn sun and how simply sitting on a sofa with a hot drink and reading your favourite book is just so satisfying!
See the small pleasures and add tiny joys to your life whatever that means to you

Happiness is the journey and not the destination...


Many people think that when they have x or when they get to x then they will be happy but if you live in this way, you will never be happy! The journey of getting to x is the real happiness, your growth, your experience, your journey...don’t wait to be happy, live in your life...

Do something that the future you would appreciate!

Doing something you have been delaying can remove pressures from your mind and give you a sense of achievement. Imagine how your future self will thank you when you've completed your pending to do list!

Always carry a book around with you...


You never truely know where you will end up throughout the day, you could be waiting in a long queue, spontanious trip to the park or find yourself travelling on a train...whatever you get caught up in doing, use that otherwise wasted time wisely by digging into a great book!

Give your body what it craves!


Eating healthily is a must, a good balanced diet is the key for a healthy body and lifestyle...however...sometimes your body craves a good hearty meal or a big chocolate cake...do it! Self care is all about taking care of yourself and having a healthy diet is part of that but also giving into these cravings and giving your body what it is telling you it needs is also part of self care too...there is always room for indulgence when it comes to you

The little things are the big things...


What small things can you do today for someone else? What random acts of kindness can you do for another to boost their happiness? It’s the small things in relationships which mean the most and create the biggest impact...build stronger relationships and elevate your own happiness in the process with small, kind gestures for others around you

Listening is more important than waiting for the other person to stop talking!


We all do this, we get involved in a conversation and you think of something to say, but, rather than listening to what the speaker is saying, you wait for them to stop talking so you can say your bit. This means that you are not giving the other person due attention and you are not fully connected and engaged in the conversation! See if you can notice how many times you do this throughout the day and see if you can become more connected not only to the conversion but to whoever you are speaking to by simply listening to what they are saying and being present for their words

Feeling Stressed or Anxious?

Take a look at this great article with simple tips for reducing stress:

https://www.naturalhealthmagazine.co.uk/beauty/your-stress-less-toolkit?utm_source=nhnewsletter&utm_medium=20200109&utm_campaign=monthly

Schedule worry breaks to reduce time spent worrying...


Everyone worrys, it is a natural and healthy emotion. The point when worrying consumes your thoughts is when it becomes unhelpful and damaging. This is not effective use of your precious time! Survey results show that we spend around 6.5 years of our lives worrying - staggering! So, schedule worry breaks...if you need to worry, allocate 30 mins during the day to worry about whatever is on your mind, decide to end the session after 30 mins and carry on! If other things pop up later, write them down for the next worry session and then go about your day...

Don’t Shrink Yourself To Make Others Feel Comfortable...

Alot of us dim our light to make others feel more comfortable. Being less loud, being less forthcoming, being less YOU. But why? Don’t we all like those people who are just themselves? Don’t we connect more with people who are honest and true? So why be less authentic when you can just be YOU? If people don’t like you the way you are, maybe they are not your people! Always be unexplainably YOU