Welcome to Summer: Feel-Good Tips to Boost your Morale

By Nayara Chaves

Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/

Spring has just begun, but has the year already exhausted your energies?

From this moment on, your main resolution is to remove things that make you too tired and unhappy.

Together with Health and Well Being Expert Palmira Marcon from Brazil, and London-based Fitness Instructor Paul Mayze, we have put together a few must-follow tips.

Hopefully, they will help you  leave that feeling of exhaustion behind, bringing you energy and vitality for the upcoming months.

First you will have to chill:

Many people are driven by the need to constantly have extraordinary experiences, just to tell their friends on Twitter or Facebook that everything in their life is fantastic. Settle down, will you?

“In this relentless pressure that people put themselves in, no one can be amazing at all times, new challenges are good but be moderate about it. This feeling leads to deep physical and mental exhaustion,” says Marcon.

When faced with a new challenge, ask yourself if you can do it and more importantly, if you want to. If the answer is no to both questions, allow yourself to chill. Your Facebook/Twitter friends will survive.

Give your brain a break: 

Are you the kind of person who reads your emails while browsing multiple windows on the Internet and constantly checking your phone? It’s time to control your multitasking profile since you are stimulating more and more the system of the brain responsible for releasing dopamine.

“By including some form of exercise in your daily routine: even if that means just taking the stairs everyday, your body will be releasing endorphins and neurotransmitters, which are feel-good chemicals that help ease anxiety and depression,” says Mayze.

When these substances levels are low, this can lead to a sense of apathy and depression. So in order to keep yourself happy, do light activities that stimulate substances responsible for the welfare of the body.

“If you don’t want to hit the gym, the best thing to do is enjoy an afternoon in the park, go cycling or meditate if you don’t have a bike. These activities will help you recover the energy you missed,” says Marcon.

Do you exercise? As you can see on the video below, some of the people interviewed take it all very seriously.

If motivation is the problem, listen to this work out tracks and keep moving.

Low tech at bedtime

Technology. Yes, it’s a delight to navigate through social networks, but doing it overnight can cause undesirable insomnia. According to experts, the images of laptops and phones used close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep because they keep your mind in a state of constant alertness. So turn everything off and get some much-needed sleep.

If you are worried about insomnia listen to the following clip and get some expert advice on sleep. 

Performance freak

You always thought that everything was going to improve once you got that promotion at work or finished your exams. But then you did and nothing happened, and you’re already longing for a new conquest, right?

This might signify that you are addicted to performance.

According to experts, there are two types: those who do things for the sake of doing them, and those who work hard for fame, recognition and approval of other people.

“This leads to deep exhaustion, because in most cases these people are perfectionists and release stress hormones that drain energy,” says Marcon.

Eating habits can also help you deal better with agitation. Fruits such as bananas and other sources of tryptophan, such as avocado, will help boost your morale,” says Mayze.

The solution:

Be your best friend and stop pushing yourself; by wishing less you might come to have more. At the end of the day you want to be fit and happy, not the other way around.

5 tips to make you feel better

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