When you wake up, are your first thoughts of calmness and positivity… or about the rushed schedules and endless to-do lists of the day ahead?
One of the key reasons for this is Serotonin, known as the “happy chemical” in our brain.
What is Serotonin?
It helps to foster feelings of contentment and relaxation but if it’s not in balance or working together with other chemicals effectively in the body, we may start to feel anxious, edgy, fatigued or impulsive.
Boost Serotonin In Morning Naturally
Here are the 4 top ways to add to your daily routine to naturally boost serotonin levels.
- Ask “How do I want to feel today”? To-dos are never ending, but before you think of them ask yourself how you want to feel. Set your intention for the day & stick with it.
- Movement: Exercising triggers serotonin. It does not need to be an hour everyday in the gym. Even a 15 min brisk walk is associated with improved mood.
- Get More Light: Our brain produces serotonin in response to sun and daylight, so spend at least 10-15 minutes outside each day.
- Improve Your Diet: Serotonin is derived from the essential amino acid known as tryptophan. Because your body does not naturally produce it, you must get tryptophan from food you eat e.g. Eggs, soy, seeds, nuts etc.
Shagun, Yoga Superfuel
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