The Secret To Feeling Better
Updated: Aug 23
How are you feeling? How are you truly feeling? It's hard, to be honest with ourselves on how we truly feel. We live busy lives, we go to work, we come home, we are stuck in the routine then we go to bed and do it all over again.
Why is it so hard to pay attention to how we feel, why don't we want to address it? The main reason is that we are busy, we would rather get what we need to get done, make money, make others happy then go to sleep. It's the sad reality of this dog-eat-dog world. We take the time to grow other people's businesses to make our lively hood work and during the process, we forget about ourselves.
We must address the issue, we must listen to our hearts, our heads, and our bodies on how we are truly feeling. Once we address our true feelings we can then work on fixing the problem and get on the road to feeling better.
But how do we feel better? Well, there is some science behind this. All the emotions and sensations we feel come from the brain. When we do certain things like random acts of kindness or even smile, chemicals in the brain react and make you feel a certain way. In this case, when you smile, happy hormones are released in the body and you start to feel better, even happier. Just by doing one thing a whole lot happens in the body to make you feel better. Now let's talk endorphins, those feel-good happy hormones. Just by exercising, walking, or being in nature, our body increases its endorphins giving yourself a boost of energy and happiness.
So what if we don't want to walk around smiling the whole time or exercise? Well, there are still many things you can do to feel better, and I'm here to tell you those secrets.
Snack on Dark Chocolate Yup, that's right, snack on some dark chocolate to feel better. Doesn't sound too hard, does it? Dark chocolate helps blood flow to the brain making you feel more alert, being able to get work done well. In addition to this, dark chocolate takes the edge off of stress. Doctors researched the affect dark chocolate has on stress and results came back with participants having lower levels of the stress hormones cortisol and catecholamines.
Magnesium, Magnesium and More Magnesium This could be a whole blog post on its self. Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant, soothing the nervous system. There are many studies that show magnesium to help reduce anxiety and stress, making you feel better. Things like an Epsom salt bath will do the trick or taking a magnesium supplement before bed.
Music There is a lot of science and research on music and music therapy. Music makes us feel all kinds of different emotions. We can feel energetic, happy, sad, concerned, the list goes on and on. Something simple like listening to your favourite song can boost your mood instantly, making you feel better. When we listen to music, multiple parts of the brain light up including those associated with attention and movement. It also changes our brain chemistry stimulating the release of dopamine when we listen to our favourite songs.
These are the three secrets to feeling better. Not that hard is it? The hardest part of feeling better is remembering ourselves and addressing how we truly feel. We need to take the time to do the things we love like listening to our favourite songs and dancing about. We need to slow down and take time to listen to our body and our heart. Once we achieve this we can achieve anything.
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