Are you feeling depressed, down in the dumps, constantly searching for happiness with no success? We all have our ups and downs in life – trust me I have been there too! It is easy to find yourself in a rut or in a endless cycle of doom & gloom.
Here are some easy tips from Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Karuna Sabnani that will help you improve your overall “emotional” nutrition to help you on the right track.
Dr. Sabnani is a Beauty and Natural Medicine Expert. For over 13 years, patients have come to Dr. Sabnani to learn how to get a lean body, restful sleep, restored energy, clear skin, strong digestion and stress reduction. She currently lives in New York City and works with patients both nationally and internationally. For more information, and how you can work with Dr. Sabnani visit her website at: Karuna Naturopathic Healthcare.
Emotional Nutrition Tips
Tip #1: Be Positive. Focus your thoughts on the good in your life. When you find yourself dwelling on the negative, make a conscious effort to redirect yourself to what is positive
Tip #2: Explore you relationships. Cleanse toxic people out of your life and keep those you value close by.
Tip #3: Surround yourself with “real” friends. Have face to face meetings with people instead of chatting, texting, and emailing them. Spend less time on social media and more time engaging with those around you in real-time.
Tip #4: Spend time with children. Children exude natural joy and love unconditionally. They give affection freely. They remind of us of what a true heart and beauty really are.
Tip #5: Stay present. Avoid nostalgia – you can’t change or live in the past, always look towards a bright future.
Tip #6: Go into nature: Get sunshine. Go to the ocean, river, or a lake. Be in fresh air. If all else fails, get many plants and a fountain.
Tip #7: Treat yourself. Take time out for yourself and treat yourself to something special. You deserve it.
Tip #8: Smile. Even the act of smiling creates joy in you when you are feeling blue.
Tip #9: Rest, Rest, Rest! A good night’s sleep or a nap can make a world of difference. Stop burning the candle at both ends.
Tip #10: Listen to Music. Music can have a calming effect on your mind. Listen to music that makes you feel good, avoid tunes that have you enter melancholy.
Tip #11: Be Happy. Take time, space and silence to find the happiness inside you and use it as a reference point when you find yourself getting miserable or negative.
Tip #12: Learn to Laugh. Read jokes, watch comedy shows and be around people that make you laugh till tears come out. Learn to laugh with your whole inner being and let it all out.
Tip #13: Wear Colors. Wear bright colored clothing, less black. Surround yourself with bright colors in your home and office to lift your spirits.
Tip #14: Meditate. Take time to meditate on the positives and negatives in your life. Find out what this life is all about.
Tip #15: Learn to love. Learn to love yourself unconditionally. Give love to those around you without fear of heartbreak.
Tip #16: Enjoy your food. Eat slowly and taste the food that you are eating.
Tip #17: Explore your possibilities. Find out what you love to do and do it often!
Tip #18: Make healthy decisions. Make choices that are leading you toward the goal you want to achieve. Steer clear away from decisions that may lead you down the wrong path.
With the fast-paced schedules most of us have in this day and age, it’s hard to remember that joy not stress is at the core of our being. We all need daily easy reminders and tools to have to feed our hearts, just as we feed our body food We all need daily easy reminders and tools to have to feed our hearts, just as we feed our body food.
Remember it’s what you do on a regular basis that counts. You don’t want to binge your relaxation, you want to find moments in your day to balance out everything else. Remember the preciousness of your life and cherish all your moments. Remember to take time for yourself and give yourself emotional food every single day!
Wishing you lots of happiness & relaxation in the days to come.