Ever have days when things weigh heavier on you? And it’s hard to shake negative/sad thoughts? Here are some healthy habits to feel happier. They work for me. You can start these today!
Call a friend!
The ball is in your court. The old saying that “you have to be a friend to have a friend’ is right! When I have a moment, in the car or when I’m out for a walk, I will call a friend like Netta above or Laura or my sister, Teresa below.
Actually hearing their voice can make you feel better. Listen to them, their problems and successes. They will do the same for you. And make plans to visit in person! Even though Annie lives in Connecticut, I try to meet her once a year when I am in her area. Be open to meeting new friends! Like Annie brought Kris when we last met (although I knew her from the blogging world).
Hydrate First Thing in the Morning
Yes, even before coffee. Have some water…and then continue to hydrate all day long.
Chop Fruits and Vegetables BEFORE
you put them away!
And make them easy to see in the fridge! I also like to store red onions in red wine vinegar for salads to make them less bitter.
Add Some Extra Invisible Fiber to Your Diet
My doctor told me about Benefiber (Amazon). I put it in my water bottle and you can’t really taste it. Good for travel.
Sip Water Between Drinks of Coffee and Wine
to keep teeth stains away. My dentist told me about this. He said white wine stains more than red! Plus, you are hydrating!
20 Minutes of Exercise Every Day
Just 20 minutes doesn’t sound so intimidating…even just a walk outside. Remember weight-bearing exercises, too like yoga, pilates, and handheld weights.
What Makes You Grateful?
Some of you know I dislocated my ankle tripping over Chief on stairs two years ago. It still swells and hurts a bit (and looks ugly). But then I thank God for how much it has healed and for how far I can walk! Point is…be thankful right now for the positives, not the negatives. What are your positives?
So that’s it! Seven Healthy Habits to Feel Happier that you can start today!
On Friday, I used a few of these tips. I invited Janet from Shabbyfufu who was visiting from Florida over for breakfast and she brought along her friend Janine from Happy Happy Nester (who’s local). We had some dietary restrictions in the group (Weight Watchers, gluten and dairy free). Here’s what I came up with…
Ok, the stuff on the right is not that healthy (those little cookies are gluten-free though). But I made yogurt cups with gluten-free granola (one had dairy-free coconut yogurt). We talked for hours!
What are your healthy habits to feel happier?
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