A Free Happy Hour Cocktail
Today why not enjoy a free cocktail of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine by simply reflecting on what you appreciate?
It's that simple, just allow yourself to appreciate. Maybe start off with the little things, ideas might include:
Just start to bring awareness to appreciation.
And it can be done in the nooks and crannies of a busy day too. A 3 minute pause and reflection on appreciation can make a massive difference to energy and productivity. It can be expressed out loud, kept in thoughts, written down, maybe even collaged, drawn, doodled or painted.
It's all about the upward spiral, even if we aren't able to state what we appreciate, just thinking about it releases this mix of happy hormones for health and happiness.
Recently, in a class I was teaching, we explored a lot of relaxation and reflection with the children. In just a few days, we noticed a considerable change in them. They were calmer, more focused, responsive and peaceful, and because we practised alongside them the adults were too, it's a positive mix.
If your cocktail needs a top up, maybe simply put your hand to your heart, pause, breathe, and notice again the sensation of appreciation.
'What a Good Place To BE' HouseMartins, Happy Hour.