I’ve watched many many speakers talk about health and wellness, but this one, in particular, grabbed my attention. she was who she is, with no additives, no pretending, just the real deal. She cursed, she laughed, she inspired and she gave it her all!
She’s a Gynocologist who believes in the power of simplicity, in the magic of connecting to our mother earth, and in the divinity of going back to the simple ways of life.
Here are her eleven keys to having a sweet life:
1- Laughter & Sense of Humor
You know that feeling when you laugh out loud, the surge of happiness that rushes right through you. This is the release of endorphins (happy hormone) in your body. Laughter doesn’t only help us be happier but it helps us be healthier too. It boosts our immunity, relaxes our muscles and prevents heart disease. It also adds zest and joy to our life, releases anxiety and decreases stress levels.
2- Sunshine & Natural Light
I just love the feeling of sunlight kissing my skin, it feels warm and fuzzy! Being under the sun helps your body produce serotonin (wellbeing hormone), increases our vitality and energy levels and elevates our mood. It also helps reduce blood pressure, promotes bone growth and reduces inflammation.
3- Nutritious Food
Eating healthy is an act of self-love, it promotes a good self-image and ensures the feeling of wellbeing. It also helps boost our digestive process and works magic for our gut health.
To eat clean, add more whole foods to your diet, try to eliminate refined carbs and sugars and minimize processed and packaged foods.
4- Clean Air
We tend to spend the majority of our time indoors, in stuffy offices, in our cars or just laying around the house. Exposure to fresh air brings freshness back into our lives, it boosts mood levels and helps relieve insomnia, anxiety, and stress. Take 10 minutes every hour or two to just be outside and smell the roses.
There is a relationship between our brain and how it responds to water. Just by observing water we become more connected to nature, it helps to soothe our mind and tap into our inner flow. Up to 60% of the adult human body is water, that is why consuming two to three litres of water a day is crucial for our physical and mental health. It helps keep the skin radiant, control weight and energizes the muscles.
6- Uplifting Relationships
Strong positive relationships help boost our happy meter and reboot our health. Scientists after investigating the health effects of relationships discovered that having deep connections improves our immunity and gut function. They also discovered that caring behavior triggers the release of stress-reducing hormones, and encourages the expression of affection.
7- Outdoor Exercise
Working out outside is so much more fun! I mean come on… Yoga on the beach, or a run in the park, it doesn’t get any better than that. On top of all the fun, exercising outdoors will give you a burst of Vitamin D, help you workout longer and burn more calories and will elevate your sense of wellbeing.
8- Satisfying Living & Working Environment
Fung Shui is a Chinese concept which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.
The color of the walls, the pattern of the furniture, the smell of the air will all affect our mood. Sometimes you will go somewhere and just feel a sense of ease, you wouldn’t normally know why, but most probably it’s the environment.
Think of your environment as an extension of who you are, as yourself what are my values and how do I like to live and then check if your environment matches that vision.
9- Natural Sleep & Relaxation
Did you know that lack of sleep makes us more prone to having depression? It is also linked to weight gain, increased risk of stroke and increased risk of having diabetes.
Sleeping or relaxing helps our emotional processes stay in check, we will drive better, interact with people better and simply live a more vibrant life.
10- Inspiring Music
Music is soothing for our soul, it’s the kind of rhythm that unites itself with every cell in our body, it’s like we become one with music. On top of that, music was scientifically proven to enhance our nervous system, alleviate pain and depression and help us better process our emotions.
11- Rythmecial Dance
Experiments have proven cognitive benefits from dancing, two groups of people were asked to listen to music, one while sitting down and the second one while dancing and roaming around the room. The group which was asked to dance showed enhanced problem-solving skills and elevated mood levels.
Dancing makes us feel alive, it connects us back to our primitive instincts as humans, by exploring our body movement and letting our inner energy flow.
“Happiness is a choice, a repetitive one.”
― Akilnathan Logeswaran
Peace & Love,