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Stand Up and Breathe: Five Ways to Let Your Light Shine

Hiding our talents, failing to acknowledge them even to ourselves, does nobody any favors. We miss out on the rewards our talents attract and so do the people around us. For me, talents are not just about being artistic or good at a job… And reward is not just about worldly success or money… When we hide our talents we suppress some of the best, most unique parts of ourselves. By doing so, we cut ourselves off from the joy of being fully, vibrantly alive. That joy is beyond price.

Read about five simple techniques to help you be more creative and more powerful in Aspire Magazine. 

 

Feel Better Fast – 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Raise Your Mood

  1. Breathe Deeply – deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system – the relaxation response.
  2. Smile – even when you don’t think you’ve anything to smile about.  It releases serotonin and endorphins in your body.
  3. Change Your Posture – if you slouch, straighten your spine and neck.  It changes the way you feel.
  4. Silence Self-Criticism – even for 10 minutes.  Self-criticism leads to stress and stress releases cortisol which affects the immune system, and not in a good way.
  5. Move Your Body – dance, run, skip…move in whatever way you are able to move.  Exercise releases endorphins – feel good hormones.