It’s going to be another beautiful day!
Maintaining your Neurochemical Serotonin
Serotonin helps maintain our mood. Winnie the Pooh is a great example of a person (or bear) with just the right amount of serotonin floating around in his fury body. He’s never too down and never too high.
We do many things to regulate our mood throughout the day. One method is counting our blessings and being grateful. This is a way to release some additional serotonin into our systems.
Here’s a Tip from the Trail: When you wake up, immediately write down 3 things for which you are grateful.
- “Thank you for another day! I’m alive!”
- “Thank you for my family.”
- “Thank you for a good night’s sleep.”
Some people like to keep a gratitude journal by their bedside. I like to use a dry erase marker and write my 3 grateful thoughts on my bathroom mirror. Do the same thing when you lay down to go to bed at night. A Harvard Health Publication elaborates on the benefits of showing praise, and how expressing this praise may be the simplest way to feel better.
Keep writing your words of gratitude on the mirror until you can no longer see your reflection. Take a photo so you don’t forget. Erase and repeat. Those words represent the condition of your heart. Gratefulness is the new cardio.
“Let’s not forget we’re alive, it’s going to be a beautiful day.” – Joshua Radin