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Five easy steps to a happier you

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine on 10th October 2017

It’s that time of year when summer is over, the nights are drawing in and we start to cocoon ourselves into hibernation. Did you know that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 1 in 15 people in the UK between the months of September and April?

The winter blues are often down to lack of sunlight on our skin and vitamin D disorder is fairly common amongst those living in the western world. So, what can we do to avoid the winter blues and ensure our happiness and wellbeing is balanced all year around?

Here’s five steps to a happier and healthier you.

Eating a quality diet that is high in nutrients can make all the difference to feeling low and sluggish and instead feeling energetic and happy

Eat Well

Eating a quality diet that is high in nutrients can make all the difference to feeling low and sluggish and instead feeling energetic and happy. Green, leafy vegetables, wholegrains and foods rich in vitamins and minerals will not only increase your energy levels, but help to fight off winter viruses. Drinking plenty of water will help to flush out your system and help your kidneys to function well, plus drinking lemon water first thing in the morning can get your digestion working properly.

Reduce Anxiety

Reducing anxiety and worries can help you to feel more positive about your future. Practicing meditation to help clear your thoughts and mindfulness to help feel balanced about the past, present and future will help you to feel less anxious, putting everything into perspective. A psychic reading with a reputable online psychic company such as TheCircle can be very empowering, helping you to focus on the future so that you can make the right decisions.

Sleep Well

Lack of sleep can have a major negative impact in your life, making you feel tired, unmotivated, irritable and impair your concentration. If you have insomnia, have problems getting to sleep or waking in the night, then look at ways to improve your sleep. Using essential oil like lavender, making sure you are getting enough magnesium in your diet (or as a supplement) and avoiding stimulants such as nicotine, caffeine, alcohol and even electrical devices – will all contribute towards a good night’s sleep.

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Lack of sleep can have a major negative impact in your life, making you feel tired, unmotivated, irritable and impair your concentration

Prioritise Yourself

All too often, we put everyone else before ourselves and end up exhausted, feeling unwell or never feeling like we have any “me time”. Do at least one thing a day for yourself – such as going out for a walk for some fresh air, going to an exercise class, spending 30 minutes reading or having an aromatherapy bath. Giving yourself some priority every day will give your happiness a boost.

Take a Chance

Sometimes, doing something completely different to the norm can give you a huge confidence boost and make you feel like you have a fresh perspective on life. Why not try skydiving, a new art class, join a local Yoga class, volunteer for a charity or a care home? Do something which gives you a sense of satisfaction and a boost to your self-esteem.

Sometimes in life we need a gentle push in the right direction, finding time for ourselves, time for something new, getting control of your life can make a huge difference to how you feel on the inside and look on the outside. Eating the right foods, getting exercise and sleeping well will contribute towards a happier, healthier you too.

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