Holidays are nearly here! Another year is winding up and we all need a little break to take stock, celebrate the wins, reflect on the losses, and recharge for 2018. Usually around this time of year time feels like it speeds up. There’s more on the social calendar, plans take over and there’s often a rush to get the loose ends tied up before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st. Christmas or no-Christmas, New Year, holiday festivities, however you spend it, this time can be a joyous one when we focus on the people we share our lives with. Advertisements
Interesting to hear this, isn’t it! Sounds funny to think that laughing can have an effect on us! Well let me tell you… Laughing will not only help you burn some calories by activating your muscles, it actually relaxes our body. It relieves pain, reduces blood pressure and decreases stress. Smile … or even better, laugh out loud! It’s the best medicine we can find. Just give it a go! Start your day with a big laugh, you will notice the difference. How does this work? Laughter helps the brain regulate the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and promotes the release of endorphin while enhancing immune reactivity.
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It sounds like a cliché, but it’s true. We all have things that make us feel better and for millions of people around the world, yoga is one of them. It may seem like the world has gone yoga-mad – there’s a studio on every corner, a plethora of technicolour leggings pounding the pavements and suddenly it seems everyone is carrying a rolled up rubber mat to work – but it’s not just any old fad. Yoga is here to stay.
2017 is here with the fresh energy of a new start and new possibilities. How was the festive season for you? I always find it such a balance between celebrations, spending time with family and fitting in some much needed leisure time as well. Modern life can be very busy indeed, even on holidays!
One of the most amazing things in life is happiness! The simplest way to find happiness is to be true to yourself and do what you love. However, as life moves so quickly, we can sometimes lose sight of these little wins… A great way to try to nurture happiness is to ensure you take a little time to find joy in every day! Here are 10 tips to help you do so: Surround yourself with positive people. There’s a great power in being surrounded by good vibes! Smile … or even better, laugh out loud! It`s the best medicine we can find. Just give it a go! Start your day with a smile and you will notice the difference. Be positive. It’s not only up to everyone around you to be positive, but yourself as well. Always believe in yourself. Celebrate your accomplishments. When you have done something right, no matter how small, celebrate and give yourself a pat on the back. Give without expecting anything back. This one is pretty self-explanatory, give and …