It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s wet. The sun attempts to break through the grey sky but you scurry back beneath the covers until you realise – it’s a work day. You drag yourself out of bed to face the gloom, counting down the hours until you can return to your isolated hibernation. Friends call but going ‘out’ seems like a supreme effort and your slippers are calling you. You just can’t be bothered. You’ve dug yourself a nice, comfortable rut and you’re wallowing in it.
Cheer up, sounds like a case of the mid-winter blues. But don’t worry; we’ve got a few natural, feel good tips that will pep you up in no time!
Hormones are the key to an all-natural buzz and there are a few specific hormones you can target for a quick perk-me-up. Endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine all work, separately and sometimes in combination, to make us happy and feel good. Simple, everyday activities can trigger a release or increase of these hormones in our brains, giving us a rush of good feelings. We’ve compiled 10 tips to help you feel good naturally.
The best part? Our fun factoids give you a scientifically validated excuse to Google cat videos, not to mention a reason to hug strangers (ok, maybe not strangers…). Oh, and SPOILER ALERT. Something to do with chocolate. Best. News. Ever.
Check out the complete list of tips in our nifty infographic!