Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Taking some ‘me time’

5th November it is National Stress Awareness Day leading life coach Sophia Davis suggests that taking just five minutes a day for ‘you’ can help decrease stress levels. Taking a moment for ourselves helps us to gain a greater sense of calm and clarity. This helps to decrease our stress and anxiety levels, therefore leaving us more relaxed.

There are also scientific health benefits behind many of Sophia’s and healthy biscuit’s go ahead! tips. For example, hugging instantly boosts oxytocin levels, healing feelings of loneliness, isolation and anger and laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect against heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems.

Always look on the bright side of life

The top feel good moments from healthier biscuit brand go ahead! research are:

1.       Walking in sunshine

2.       Getting into fresh bed sheets

3.       Going on a walk in the countryside

4.       Someone saying they like what you’re wearing

5.       The smell of sea air

6.       Receiving flowers

7.       Someone pulling out of a space in a busy car park just as you arrive

8.       Having a cuddle

9.       A kiss from your partner

10.   Laughing so much it hurts

11.   Getting ready to go on holiday

12.   Walking barefoot on sand

13.   A hug from your child

14.   Listening to your favourite song

15.   Listening to the rain

16.   Smell of freshly cut grass

17.   A smile from a baby

18.   Putting on your favourite item of clothing

19.   Singing along to favourite songs in the car

20.   A lie in on a Sunday morning

Facts and Stats from go ahead! research:

·         44 per cent of Brits would choose their partner as the person who’d cheer them up the most

·         Around a quarter (24%) would be happier receiving a hug from a loved one than receiving £100

·         1 in 3 (33%) of us smile three to five times a day because of simple, free pleasures

·         Three quarters (76%) of women said receiving flowers make them feel good – they’re also twice as likely to feel good after someone compliments their clothing than men are (62% vs 30%)

 

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