Post-Thanksgiving, I’m reveling in a simple cafe hangout to maximize productivity and relieve stress! For #PleasantActivity number 5, I’m highlighting the simple joys of hanging out at a cafe. I used to love going to cafés to study as a college and grad school student, and I still find that it’s a great way to break from routine, get some work done, socialize, and enjoy some much needed caffeine!
Cafés are great places to hold meetings, get together with friends (and mak
Today’s #PleasantActivity is COLORING - no longer just for kids! Coloring can reduce anxiety, improve focus, and help you achieve #mindfulness!
Research shows #anxiety levels dropped when people worked on coloring pages.
Like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts to four on the present moment.
It can help reduce boredom and #ReduceStress, calming down our amygdala (related to fight or flght response) and turn on the parasympath
Today’s #PleasantActivity is a simple goodie. Lie on a patch of grass (or sand, or dirt) and connect with the earth beneath you! The simple act of laying on grass can do wonders for your mind and physical #wellbeing. It instantly teleports us to a more innocent, carefree time (like when we were children). Take this opportunity to read a book, eat a snack, play with soap bubbles, or doodle in your notebook!
It can be used as a grounding exercise, to pull you away from #neg
Activity number 2 for my #PleasantActivity is a simple, but an ultra effective one: Walking! Walking provides a number of physical and mental benefits: A daily walk of 30 minutes can cut your heart disease and stroke by 27%. Walking helps reduce blood glucose and insulin resistance, which helps prevent Type 2 Diabetes. A happy walking style (straight posture with swinging arms) helps improve mood and recall of positive things more than a negative walking style (slumped
Today I’m launching my #PleasantActivity series. It’s based on the simple, scientific premise that doing things that matter to you can spark joyful moments.
Pleasant activities are a cornerstone of the scientifically proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because they can change your #mood and your mindset in seconds. Sometimes we put off things that we love doing because we are too busy, #stressed, tired, etc. But our behaviors directly affect our mood and our thoughts.