Happiness is something we all strive for. Whether it be a temporary laugh with a friend, or a long-lasting feeling of contentment. To some, happiness may seem like a “have it or you don’t” type of thing, but we at Z-CoiL believe that happiness is attainable by anyone. In fact, science agrees. According to researchers and psychologists, there are several proactive ways to live an overall happier life. So, without further ado, here are 5 habits that can instantly boost your mood and lead you down the path of happiness.
#1. Get outside
More specifically, spend more time in nature. According to studies, a 90-minute walk through nature is more beneficial to your overall feeling of wellbeing than a 90-minute walk through the city. While both activities are exponentially better than doing nothing, a brief walk through nature could be that extra boost that you need to chase those negative thoughts away.
#2. Help Someone
Increase your happiness by giving it away. It sounds counterintuitive, but selflessly caring for others is one of the best ways to care for yourself. The simple act of volunteering your time and effort for a cause you believe in has been tied to reduced risk of depression, higher life satisfaction, and overall better psychological health. So, strap on a pair of Z-CoiLs and walk down to your local food pantry or community garden.
If you have ever worked out before, or even just gone on a long walk, then you are probably keenly aware of this one. Exercise is more than just good for the body. It boosts levels of feel-good chemicals in the brain, helps with depression and anxiety, and lowers stress hormones. Sounds like a happiness booster to us!
#4. Get Dirty
Did you know that dirt is good for you? The bacteria found in soil can have the same effect on someone as antidepressant drugs. That’s right, breathing in the smell of dirt can release serotonin in the brain, automatically lifting your spirits. Whether it’s gardening or just playing with your kids in the yard, go kneel down in some dirt.
#5. Spend time with friends
A good friend is hard to come by, so if you have one, make sure to try and spend some time with them. Friends prevent loneliness and are the physical embodiment of companionship. It is no wonder that research shows that friends increase your sense of purpose and belonging.
Z-CoiL is your partner in living happy. Our Pain Relief Footwear allows you to do so much more. The impact-reducing technology and the sturdy construction allow for long walks through nature trails and city streets, and takes your mind off of pain, clearing up mental space so you can volunteer or spend time with friends and loved ones. We are so passionate about Z-CoiLs because we have seen that they can be life-changing in so many ways.
So, take some of that pain-free energy that you got from your Z-CoiLs, and go on a nature walk, volunteer in your neighborhood, or catch up with an old friend. Your future self will be happy you did.