🍂 Hello Scandilabs Community! 🍂 As the leaves turn to vibrant hues of red and gold and a gentle autumn breeze fills the air, it's the perfect time to embrace the changing season.
Autumn is here, and it brings with it a unique opportunity to find happiness, focus on the positive, and feel more fulfilled in your everyday life. If you’re not sure how, here are some proven happiness hacks to help you navigate this beautiful autumn season with a sense of joy and optimism. In fact, just reading them will make you feel more inspired.
🌿 1. Get into nature. Nature generates positive emotions. Be it staring out to sea, walking through the woods or gazing up at the sky. Giving some time to strengthening that ancient human link brings about calmness, joy, creativity and improves concentration.
🧘 2. Meditation is medication. One study demonstrated that after only eight weeks of meditating every day for six days a week, participants reported becoming happier. You don’t have to be great at it either, just sitting still, focusing on your breath for five minutes daily is enough to create meaningful change.
🤗 3. Embrace someone. Take a break from air kisses, cuddling releases “feel good” hormones. These hormones include oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin. Once the hormones are released into our bodies we experience feelings of happiness, relaxation, improvement in mood, and lower levels of depression.
🧘♀️ 4. Talk kindly to yourself. Watch your inner monologue and how you refer to yourself. If you wouldn’t treat someone else that harshly, don’t allow it for yourself. When you speak kindly to yourself consistently, you experience more self-belief, confidence, and less stress.
👥 5. Be socially selective. You are a product of the people you surround yourself with. If they aren’t bringing you up, they could be taking you down. Choose carefully who you spend time with and don’t put the onus on duty.
💊 6. Supplement with Scandilabs Our customers have shared amazing feedback on how Scandilabs has given them more energy, no more (or way fever sick days) feeling vibrant and a zest for life once again. Scandilabs-STRONG LIVING!
🌟 7. Imagine more. In one study, participants used this technique for 14 days in a row, imagining four positive things that could actually happen to them. At the end of the study, the group who manifested showed an increase in happiness, while groups who imagined negative or routine future events did not.
🌄 8. Buy experiences, not objects. Experiences are the new luxury. Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories rather than stuff. You’ll smile more.
🏋️♀️ 9. Workout. When you exercise, it increases endorphins and dopamine. These chemicals will help lift your mood, increase self-confidence, make you feel more capable and decrease anxiety. Never easy, always worth it.
🙏 10. Practice gratitude. Joy is instantaneous but happiness takes work and much of that is down to where you lay your focus. Bad things will happen but limit how much mental space and time you give them. Notice the good things, look for them, appreciate them. Savor, absorb, and really pay attention to those good things. No matter where you're starting from, you can feel your best self again.
Find out how Scandilabs can help you reach your true potential. Stay positive, stay happy, and embrace the joys of autumn!
Warm wishes, Alexandra and the Scandilabs team.