Beginner’s Guide To Meditation!

Meditation helps relax the mind from racing thoughts. It also helps develop concentration, clarity, and allows you to focus on your inner self.

It gives you a heightened state of awareness and helps with improving your focus.

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to meditating!

Check out my video where I share all the details about meditation and I also give you resources on how you can start! It’s so simple and easy!

Here’s the link:

Beginner’s Guide To Meditation

Hope you enjoy! =)

5 Common Winter Health Problems And Their Solutions! Part 4 – *Depression*

The winter blues can have a real effect on people and can cause some seasonal depression. In fact, the ‘winter blues’ are described as a milder version of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). To some extent, these mood changes can be attributed to the decreased sunlight and daylight hours. Even though it’s not talked about very much, depression is real so don’t be ashamed if you are experiencing this.

Solutions:

1. Take Up A New Hobby

Staying active can take your mind off of the wintery cold season! Doing things such as singing, knitting, joining a gym, cooking, reading, keeping a journal, or writing a blog. The important thing is that you have something to look forward to and concentrate on.

Cheap Hobbies For Restless Winter Months

Winter Activities To Stay Occupied During Winter

2. See Your Friends And Family

It’s been shown that socialising is good for your mental health and helps ward off the winter blues. Make an effort to keep in touch with people you care about and accept any invitations you get to social events, even if you only stop by for a little while.

If you are not near your friends or family, try calling them at least once a week to help boost your happiness during the winter months!

Beating The Winter Blues

3. Make Your Environment Brighter

Opening blinds and curtains, trimming back tree branches, and sitting closer to windows can also help provide an extra dose of sunshine!

Make an effort to get natural sunlight during the day and limit your days spent entirely indoors. Also, be sure that you’re getting proper amount of sleep—about eight hours for most adults.

4. Turn On The Tunes

In a 2013 study, researchers showed that listening to upbeat or cheery music significantly improved participant’s mood in both the short and long term!

5. LAUGH!

Laughter can significantly reduce your stress levels. Laughing can also help reduce blood pressure, stimulate your mind, and boost your immune systems. I’m sure most of us have Netflix so scroll through and find a favorite comedian, get cozy with a nice blanket, pop some popcorn, pour a nice drink, and let the laughs flow! For those who don’t have Netflix, you can also Youtube a few comedy skits too!

Source: realsimple.com

Part 5 is right around the corner! Stay tuned!

10 Food Facts That Will Make You Say “Really?!”

1. Pringles had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips.

2. Consuming dairy may cause acne

3. Store bought 100% “real” orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.

4. The tea bag was created by accident. Tea bags were originally sent as samples.

5. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect!

6. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, as well as other things. 


7. Eating bananas can help fight depression!

8. The reason peppers taste spicy is because of a chemical compound, capsaicin, which binds to your sensory nerves and tricks them into thinking your mouth is actually being burned! 

9. The origin of the twists in pretzels were made to look like arms crossed in prayer.

10. Castoreum, used as vanilla flavoring in candies, baked goods, etc. is a secretion from the anal glands of beavers! 😳

Which food facts were surprising to you?!

We’re there any facts that’s you already knew about? 

Daily Prompt – Spicy

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