Got the darkness funk from last week’s time change?
Daylight Savings is over & now we see so much darkness, so early. [You all know what I mean, except for you AZ & HI readers who don’t change your clocks!]
We all need some MOOD BOOSTERS to get us through this darkness! Here’s 24-hours of researched happiness hacks…
12:00p: Add a shot glass of sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) to your LUNCH. Research suggests probiotic rich foods are a promising treatment for anxiety & depression.
12:30p: Activity break. Go for a 15 min walk outside. Research shows outdoor exercise lifts mood better than indoor exercise.
3:00p: Try green tea as an afternoon pick-me-up instead of coffee. Researchers found that levels of stress were 20% lower in people who drank green tea daily.
5:00p: Add Pandora’s “Classical Goes Pop” station to your commute. Research suggests you’ll keep your road rage under wraps when you listen to calming music.
After dinner: Treat yourself to dark chocolate. Researchers found eating dark chocolate daily for 2 weeks reduced levels of stress hormones in people who rated themselves as highly stressed.