With the New Year less than a week away, we wouldn’t fault you for feeling sick and tired of the onslaught of “Renew and Refresh” stories, so we’re not going to write one! Instead, we’d like to explore wellness tips for 2020 so you can rock the new year with gusto.
Clinically-verified tips for making 2020 truly amazing:
- Make your bed every morning.
- Tidy up!
- Be generous.
- Laugh and smile more!
Making the bed and maintaining a tidy home or work space is conducive to productivity, happiness, lower stress levels…the list of benefits goes on! We promise we aren’t making this stuff up. Researchers have actually analyzed the effect that a simple act like bed making can have on a person, and it’s profound. So start making that bed!
This is related to the first bullet point, but it deserves its own paragraph because keeping your living and working spaces tidy has also been clinically shown to boost productivity and mood, lower stress, and improve your quality of life.
Giving is truly receiving, according to positive psychology research. People who donated to a cause, either by giving time, money, or goods, reported a higher sense of well-being than study subjects who didn’t donate. If you’re feeling too busy to volunteer, paying it forward can be as simple as smiling at passers-by in the street or letting a car go before you. Other ways to be more generous: becoming a better listener and being kind no matter what.
This is such an obvious suggestion, but it’s easier said than done! Laughing and smiling are seriously good for you. Laughing helps to lower stress, raise your immunity, and improve your mood. Smiling, even when you don’t feel like it, tricks your brain into feeling better by releasing endorphins.
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