After a turbulent year, people across the region are feeling down and are in dire need of a spring in their step. Without an immediate solution, it’s hard to remain positive. However, it is so important to our health that we take a proactive approach to thinking happy, it has even been found that being optimistic can increase our life span by up to 15%. FOREO rounded up 5 ways in which you can make sure your mind is content.
Treat your body and mind
It might sound obvious, but self-care should be at the top of your list when it comes to looking after your mindset. Take the time to do the things that bring you joy and incorporate them into your everyday routine. That could be indulging in an at-home spa treatment. Try FOREO’s newly launched UFO 2 device to bring the spa to you. Pair your device with the FOREO app and you will have complete professional treatments at your fingertips. Be guided through a 5-star spa experience to take your mind off everyday problems, leaving you in a positive and relaxed state.
Write down what you are grateful for
Wake up every morning and write down what you are grateful for. It can be as simple as you like, and you could even just write it down on the notes of your phone but writing these small things down will make a positive difference in your life and could help change your mindset. If you’re struggling, try focusing on the three P’s: a person, a pleasure and a promise.
Surround yourself with positive thinkers
Negativity is infectious and it can affect your whole mindset. Likewise, surround yourself with positive people and the same thing will happen. Gravitating towards people you admire will not only inspire you, but it will influence your behaviour. If you surround yourself with others who push themselves, have uplifting attitudes, treat others well etc., these qualities will also start to reflect in yourself.
Many people think meditation is a habit that will reduce stress and develop concentration. Whilst this is true, others also use it to develop a positive mood and outlook. An everyday meditation practice can structurally change your brain and help ease depression. Try downloading a meditation app and practicing every morning. Certain types of meditation can even help you develop kind thoughts and feelings towards yourself.
Be in the present
Living in the moment and experiencing life as it comes, can help increase a sense of calm. Remind yourself of how far you’ve come to get to where you are at that moment in time and be proud of yourself! Try setting an alarm in your calendar each day to stop, and take note of what you’re doing, breathe and observe your thoughts and feelings.