Get Some Flower Power
Have you ever wondered about the tradition of bringing flowers to someone in hospital? It originates from the fact that indoor flowers and plants have long been associated with improved wellbeing, creating a connection with nature and helping to boost your mood and alleviate stress. So go bring some flower power into your home!
Eat Some Dark Chocolate
We often hear about the benefits of eating chocolate, DARK chocolate that is! (A bar of Dairy Milk – not quite so beneficial!) When eaten in moderation, dark chocolate can help to stimulate the production of our happy hormones, bringing on feelings of pleasure and boosting our mood. So I never feel guilty about indulging in a bit of dark chocolate!
Focus On What You’re Good At
None of us were born thinking “I’m not good enough”, but somehow this silly notion can sneak into our minds and stay there, affecting how we behave. You need to remind yourself of all the MANY things you are good at. So grab a pen and paper and start writing them down – things you do well, things you know a lot about, times you helped others, times you overcame a challenge…
Spend Time With Others
Research shows that spending time doing things with other people is extremely beneficial for our mental health, and this is the perfect time of year to start planning some days out with family and friends! This weekend we all visited a farm where, as you can see, I got to milk a cow!