If you’re feeling stagnant and in need of a physical and mental revolution, the following simple steps will give you results that you will feel instantly and that others will start to notice within the first couple of weeks. Keep them up and the long-term results will astound you:
Researchers from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville found that smiling, even when it is forced and inauthentic, leads to a genuine mood boost and, over time, increased happiness. However, if you’re self-conscious about your teeth, this trick isn’t so straightforward. Here, dental procedures like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening can be your savior.
Instead of berating yourself for caring about your appearance, acknowledge the fact that there is nothing wrong with wanting a healthy smile, or to look and feel good. With advances in modern technology, dental procedures that were previously considered out of reach of the everyday consumer are becoming more and more affordable. With this in mind, there’s never been a better time to perfect your teeth and start reaping the mood and beauty-boosting benefits of smiling more freely and frequently.
Whether it’s blasting your classic favorites or discovering some killer new tunes, music has an ethereal ability to uplift your mood, improve your athletic and mental performance, and just generally make the world a happier place to be. With a host of amazing benefits, adding more music to your life will have you feeling better every day; and the better you feel, the better you look. Plus all that freestyle dancing can do wonders for your health and fitness.
The benefits of exercise extend beyond weight, fitness, and muscle tone. Your lymphatic network is a part of your vascular system that is vital for immune function. Its nodes and vessels sit just below the skin, and while the fluid that passes through them needs to be drained, there’s no inbuilt pump. Instead, your bodily movements are what keeps the system functioning.
With the prevalence of the modern sedentary lifestyle, our lymphatic system isn’t getting pumped the way it was designed. However, through daily exercise, massage, and even switching to a standing workspace, you can drastically improve your health by supporting lymphatic drainage.
A strange phenomenon occurs when you offer genuine compliments and make others feel better about themselves. You and the other person both get to enjoy a burst of happy brain chemicals, meaning both your moods are boosted. Additionally, since you were the source of this little rush of happiness, you create an aura of positivity around yourself in the minds of those you compliment.
The one rule is that your words must be sincere. People can spot a fake compliment a mile away. However, this isn’t difficult. No matter who it is you’re talking to, they always have something uniquely awesome going on. Whether it’s their glowing skin, happy smile, infectious laugh, or bright ideas and achievements, find what’s great about the people and let them know. As an added bonus, this will get you in the habit of looking for the positives in the world which, as you will learn after doing this for a while, has a far more profound effect on your life than you could ever imagine.
Implementing just one of these tips will have a deep and compounding effect on your happiness and vitality. Adding all four to your repertoire will set you up to truly revolutionize your look and revitalize your life.