Dear blogging friends,
Ever feel like some days aren’t as productive, fun, positive, nutritious or heart-warming as others? Well don’t worry, I know the feeling! And I am here to give you a few helpful tips on how to turn those gloomy days into ones that are sure to have you smiling from the inside out. The Happiness Project no. 2 presents….. Health & Happiness tips.
After writing my first post in The Happiness Project last week (read it here), I did a lot of praying, cleansing, thinking and trusting (all with a few tears involved). Now I can say that I have come to terms with the season my life is in, a season of silence. A season of seeking. And a season of trusting in God.
Although I have never struggled in the past with having moments of uncertainty, or days where my mind gets quickly exhausted, I am now learning to work through the season God has graciously gifted to me. I will admit, I have a lot on my plate; with a college math class, high school work, working on the weekends, and still trying to balance a social life and make time for myself and God. But, just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean I am supposed to give up or be discouraged. I believe I am exactly where God wants me right now, and I decided to accept the challenge of finding happiness in the season that I am in; that seems lonely and dark.
Please keep in mind, these tips are simple, everyday changes that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine, and make a world of difference! Also, I’m sorry for the multitude of liquids that I’ve written about, but they truly have wonderful health benefits.
Start your day off with a glass of lemon infused ice water
It helps hydrate your body first thing in the morning, rejuvenates your digestive tract, cleanses your liver, promotes clearer and brighter skin due to the Vitamin C, and is great for natural weight loss. Plus, it tastes yummy!
Open your blinds and live in natural light
Natural daylight is proven to make you happier and more energized, not to mention it makes for great photo lighting.
Light a candle
Whenever I light a scented candle, especially aromatherapy candles, I am instantly revitalized by the smell they leave lingering, and my mood is affected.
Drink a smoothie
On this day, I blended up banana, tangerine, frozen strawberries, blueberries, kale, chia seeds, almond butter, natural protein powder and almond milk for a delicious breakfast. Smoothies (depending on their ingredients) are packed with wholesome ingredients that are meant to boost your digestion, metabolism and overall well-being and health. I love drinking them in the morning for the perfect jam-packed energy drink.
Be productive- clean your room
I always feel better about my day once I can do something productive that I can physically see. When my room is clean, my life seems more put-together!
Drink some green juice
Green juice is another great liquid that is filled with fortifying nutrients and vitamins that cleanse the body from the inside out. On this day I juiced carrots, celery, baby kale and regular kale, an apple, two tangerines, half of a lemon and a piece of ginger.
Who cares if your art isn’t good enough to go in a gallery, just paint, draw or doodle your heart out for your own enjoyment. It is a great stress reliever when you have an extra moment in your day. I am currently working on bible journaling, and this is my first watercolor page I experimented on. Not the best, but I like the authentic look it has.
Sip some tea
I loovvveeee me some good tea, and on top of the yummy taste it also has many health benefits. On this day, I was sipping on classic green tea, which is great for clear skin, a healthy digestive tract and a sharp mind.
Take time to get ready in the morning
I love having plenty of time in the morning to get ready for the day. It makes me feel put-together and gives me a great foundation for the rest of my day. Take time for yourself, listen to good music, and find time to feel truly beautiful each day.
What was your favorite tip that I mentioned? And how are you liking The Happiness Project?
Thank you for reading, I appreciate all of the support always! I hope you have a great week, and stay positive.
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