Interview on Eco Arts Living

Is your enemy outside yourself, or is it within? Although it’s hard to admit, we are in control of our feelings and choices. Instead of looking outside for quick and fast solutions, we need to look inward for our answers. The keys to finding lasting happiness are gratitude and choosing forgiveness. Learn my insight for overcoming this constant, lifelong process here on Eco Arts Living.

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Practical, Scientifically-Backed Happiness Hacks

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

Finding happiness may be a process, but you don’t have to wait to find it; it is something you are capable of experiencing right here and right now! When you’re having a bad day and life is getting you down, achieving happiness may be equivalent to the highest mountain you’ve ever climbed. Luckily, there are several tactics you can employ to change your mood and transform your attitude. How can you hack your way to happiness? Read on for my insight.

Hack your way to happiness!

Hack your way to happiness!

6 Strategies to Hack Your Way to Happiness

  1. Eat Your Vegetables

“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” – B.K. S Iyengar

The way your body functions internally can have a large impact on your mental state of being. Eating lots of healthy and nutritious food will not only make you feel healthier and happier, but it will boost your immune system, reduce depression and improve your mood. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in folate, which helps produce dopamine (a happiness chemical) in the brain.

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3 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” ~Zig Ziglar

At one point or another, we all experience some level of social anxiety. Feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations or around those we don’t know well is perfectly normal, and there is hope for overcoming it. Instead of running from your fears, you can find empowerment and inner strength by facing them head on.

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Break free from social anxiety with these tips.

What is Social Anxiety?

Unlike general anxiety, which is characterized as a discomfort, fear or paranoia of the world around you, social anxiety is a subset of anxiety that is triggered through interactions with others. Many who suffer from social anxiety describe a fear of being judged or scrutinized and often report feeling alienated by those around them. Here are three tips for moving forward.

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