Mother and Baby

A life coach says doing these 4 simple things can make you instantly happier

Section: Mental health

Ah life. Sometimes you feel so happy watching your little one smush fistfuls of gooey Weetabix into his mouth and feel so much joy you could burst. Other times you couldn't think of anything worse than leaving your bed to face the day. 

We all have down days one in a while and they are completely normal! 

Understandably, spending your time cleaning up exploding nappies (remember the days we thought they were a myth!) and only speaking to a baby every single day can make you feel you feel isolated. We can sometimes do with a quick point in the right direction to make us feel like ourselves again.

NOTE: If you are experiencing prolonged bouts of unhappiness and are finding things unmanageable, please check the signs of Post Natal Depression or call The Samaritans who always want to listen. 

Life coach Tori Boughey tells us four simple things you can do to feel instantly happier...

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1. Get outside! (and breathe)

There is honestly no better way to instantly ‘get happy’. Make the time in your day to go for a walk, or if it’s an incredibly busy day then choose to walk to wherever you need to be going… Whilst you’re outside take the time to focus on your breath, so often we are running around and forgetting to properly inhale and exhale which can increase the symptoms of anxiety.
Inhale, hold and count to 4. Exhale, hold and count to 4…
This awareness of the breath helps to ground us whilst reconnecting with ourselves and everything around us.
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2. Do a food delivery shop

Make sute it's packed full of all the deliciously nourishing Spring seasonal foods, including: broccoli, artichokes, beetroot, garden peas, asparagus, kale, buckwheat, quinoa, lentils, halibut and cod! Whilst freeing up some precious time and helping to eliminate cravings, it stops you from having to go to the supermarket with your newborn!

Make sure you’re including whole grains including brown rice and quinoa which is said to help the quality and quantity of milk . 
Leafy greens to boost your Calcium, Iron and Vitamins A & K.
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3. Invest in a Peridot crystal

This will help you open your mind to new levels of awareness. Whilst banishing lethargy, apathy and exhaustion and enhancing confidence and assertiveness. Peridot enables you to take responsibility for your own life and is said to be helpful during childbirth by stimulating contractions and opening the birth canal and can also help to dispel postpartum depression.
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4. Stop comparing yourself to others!

Of course this is easily said and naturally quite hard to put into practice, especially with the level of smoke and mirrors depicted over social media! But comparison will steal your joy and nothing great will ever come from it… You are unique and the only life you can control is yours so stop wasting energy by focusing on the lives of others and bring it back to you.

TBALANCE, a Holistic Health Coaching service, founded by Tori Boughey that helps people find the optimum balance in their lives in order to be the best version of themselves. 

For more info, check out Tori’s website here  and she can be found on Instagram: @tbalance_

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Alongside her role as the Digital Editor at Mother&Baby, Aimee runs the #mumtribe Facebook group and leads the M&B Awards content strategy.

Winner of Immediate Media Award for 'Magazine Journalist of the Year 2016. Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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