Updated: May 8, 2020
What makes you smile? Laugh?
For some, it’s a walk barefoot through the grass. For another, it’s a roller coaster ride, a solo movie date, or a perfectly ripe mango.
So... when was the last time you did something that makes you happy? Especially in this difficult time. If it’s been awhile, consider this: Happiness lowers stress levels, increases immune systemfunction, and lowers your risk of disease. It also makes life easier.
The Magic Formula for Daily Pleasure Doing one pleasurable thing per day (or more!) is the most powerful antidote for gray, boring, or stressful days. Try this: • Make an “I love” list. List everything that you enjoy. Nothing is too small or too large. If it makes you happy, add it to the list! • Take a look at how you spend your days. When could you fit in a little pleasure? Perhaps you could leave the office at lunch to walk? Maybe you could play your favorite music while doing the dishes? • Repeat daily—or more often, as needed.
To get you started down the road of pleasure, give this yummy recipe a try: Mango Cream. Prep Time: 10 minutes. Serves 4 1 mango, peeled and diced 1/4 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional) 1 large ripe banana • Process first 4 ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, or until pureed. • Pour puree into a medium bowl. • Blend banana in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Fold banana into mangopuree, using a knife to swirl in a marbled effect.
GET EVEN HEALTHIER! Are you curious about how happy good health can make you feel? As a Health Coach I can help you make your own healthy changes. Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!