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5 brain tricks to use everyday
Whatever your job or situation, everyday life can be stressful. We all have difficulty relaxing sometimes.
Here are 5 tips to make your daily life easier.
Smile to put yourself in a good mood
An American study, published in the journal “Psychological Science”, showed that smiling is particularly beneficial for human beings.
Researchers from the University of Kansas have observed that the heart rate and stress levels of people undergoing heavy and stressful tasks decrease when they smile.
Smiling can literally put you in a good mood!
Take your time to eat
In a society where everything is moving faster and faster, it is often difficult to sit back and enjoy your meal. Eating slowly is important for your health.
Taking the time to eat allows your body to understand when your satiety level is reached. If you eat too fast, you can easily eat more than you need to. You would therefore have consumed far too much calories when your body finally picks up the satiety signal sent by your brain. In this context, eating slowly allows you to eat however much your body needs.
Whatever your meal, taking your time to eat it is also important for digestion. Eating a meal too quickly can cause stomach aches and bloating.
Walking to boost your creativity
Researchers at Stanford University have observed that the human brain is more likely to find creative ideas and new solutions to a given problem after walking.
However, the reasons for this phenomenon are still not understood. Scientists hypothesize that walking would cause the release of certain chemical mediators in the brain (such as during physical activity) and stimulate certain brain areas.
So, if you find yourself stuck in a rut, don’t sit in your chair staring at the wall. Get out for a few minutes!
Write down future tasks
Whether at work or at home, there is always something to do. Accumulating a large number of tasks and things to remember can be very stressful.
To keep up with what you have to do, it is very useful to keep a logbook of tasks to be done. This will help you keep your mind clear of clutter and visualize what you still have to do!
Exercise every day
There is nothing better than physical activity to fight against the stress of everyday life.
During and after exercise, the body secretes endorphins as well as multiple neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. The combination of these hormones generates a feeling of intense well-being and reduces stress levels.
Regardless of the sport and its intensity, being forced to be active will force your body and mind to relax. Time to put your sneakers on!