The off-season is a period when the body adjusts to a new regime, and the weather dictates new conditions. At this time, we are all prone to depression and apathy more often than usual. We have collected three win-win ways that can really improve your mood even on a gloomy and rainy weekday.
Aromatherapy is not only a simple way to arrange a SPA at home, but also, in the case of the right combination of oils, to improve mood. The official representative of the Spanish brand Alqvimia, Yuliya Berehova, tells about the five essential oils for a good mood:
Lemon essential oil has a pleasant, bright aroma that gives strength, vigor, and optimism. This essential oil refreshes, provides an influx of positive emotions and is considered a real antidepressant that reduces feelings of fear, anxiety, and confusion.
Orange essential oil, thanks to its bright fruity aroma, always evokes a festive mood, even on a gloomy day. Orange oil creates a romantic mood in seconds, helps you feel the taste of life, quickly improves your emotional state, and relieves accumulated fatigue.
Petitgrain essential oil actively harmonizes the psycho-emotional sphere. Its aroma relieves fatigue, fills with inner strength, gives a feeling of purity, lightness and energy, lifts the mood.
The aroma of lemongrass essential oil refreshes, eliminates the feeling of fatigue, loss of vitality. Lemongrass essential oil lifts the mood, promotes self-confidence, helps concentration, optimizes mental activity and increases work capacity.
Just a couple of drops of cinnamon essential oil can restore cheerfulness, cheerfulness, and a good mood. This natural oil is considered a natural antidepressant and an excellent tonic. The smell of cinnamon increases brain activity, increases attention and improves memory.
Changes in the diet
The star nutritionist recommends including in the daily menu products from which you can get not only happiness, but also strengthen health:
Fish and seafood — as the main meal, 100-150 g per day.
Chocolate is a well-known remedy for depression. It contains magnesium, which helps reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol. We apply the rule of the equator to chocolate – we eat it before 3:00 p.m., but no more than 20-30 g per day. The percentage of cocoa must be at least 75%.
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins of group B, trace elements, fiber – all this creates a nutritious flora for our intestines.
Banana, by the way, is an ideal fruit for lifting the mood, but it is also eaten in the first half of the day.
Nuts (except peanuts and cashews), flax seeds, sesame, pumpkin contain Omega 3 and iron, ideal for snacking.
Fermented milk products (kefir or natural yogurt) are necessary for the intestines to feel comfortable. It is better to use 200-250 ml in the afternoon and not combine with fruit.
Whole grain cereals promote metabolism, we use them before 15:00.
Meat and by-products contain iron and will have a positive effect on mood and immunity. We eat red types of meat for lunch together with vegetables. White varieties can sometimes be served as dinner.
Legumes increase serotonin levels. With their help, you can control your sugar level.
Work with the body
Dots on the body are one of the favorite methods of influencing the human body for one purpose or another, which have been used in China for thousands of years. To cheer up quickly, use a simple technique: clench your hands into fists and tap each other first from the side of the little fingers, then from the side of the thumbs. Do this 30 times on each side. You can also intensively alternately massage your fingers – it works well.