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Keep smiling!

Groundbreaking research from the University of South Australia confirms that the act of smiling can trick your mind into happiness, simply by  how you move your facial muscles 😀.
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The new study evaluated the impact of a convert smile on two situations: perceptions of face and body expressions 🤔. ➡️In both situations a smile was induced by participants holding a pen between their teeth 😬, forcing their facial muscles to replicate the movement of a smile while a comparison group didn’t hold  a pen.
➡️Both groups were shown a range of facial expressions (from frowns to smiles) and a series of body movements (from „sad walking” videos to „happy walking” videos).
➡️Under the „pen-in-the-teeth” conditio, the forced „smiling” facial position caused the participants to interpret the facial muscles and body movements of others as more positive, compared to the „no-pen” group 😉.
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When participants forced a smile, it stimulated the amygdala – the emotional brain center 🧠, which is turn released neurotransmitters to encourage an emotionally positive state 🤗
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According to the Chief investigator, Dr Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos „When your muscles say you’re happy, you’re more likely to see the world around you in a positive way” 🤩.
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He concludes that if the brain can be tricked into perceiving stimulation as happy, this mechanism could be used to boost mental health conditions such as reducing anxiety or depression 😊
 
 
Remember – keep smiling! 😊😁😀😆😄😃😉🙂

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Social media clean up

How do you feel scrolling instagram or facebook? 🤔 Are you smilling seeing photos of others, do you feel inspired reading their posts, are you motivated hearing about their successes? 🤗
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Make sure you follow people you feel good about ⚠️. If there’s any account you follow that makes you feel bad about yourself, that makes you feel worse 👎, unloved 💔, unsuccessful, unattractive or any other negative emotion – unfollow now!!! ❌
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Just like you wouldn’t talk to a person you don’t like or that makes you feel bad, don’t do it online either! 😉 Surround yourself with positive people only, with people that inspire you, motivate you, that send positive vibes only! 🤗
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I love scrolling instagram and seeing people I follow succed, it makes me feel motivated! 🤩

Health

Happy hormones and where to find them 🤔/how to boost them 💪

„You are what you eat” is so true! 🙂 Did you know that by eating specific products you can boost your happy hormones? 🤩
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🔶️ 1. Dopamine 💥
This happy hormone is a neurotransmitter that drives your brain’s reward system 🏆
➡️ To boost it eat lots of protein 🥚, less saturated fat, consume probiotics, excercise 💪, listen to music 🎶, get enough sunlight 🌞
➡️ What to eat: dairy foods such as milk 🥛, cheese 🧀 and yogurt, unprocessed meats such as beef 🥩, chicken and turkey, Omega-3 rich fish 🐟 such as salmon and mackerel, eggs 🥚, bananas 🍌, almonds, walnuts 🌰, dark chocolate 🍫
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🔶️ 2. Serotonin 💥
It is a compound that is made of an amino acid called tryptophan.
➡️ Tryptophan works best alongside carbs such as groats, wholemeal flour, rye bread 🍞 or fruit 🍇
➡️ Remember about vitamine B – you’ll find it in green leafy vegetables 🌱 (such as spinach, parsley or kale), wholemeal products 🍞, nuts 🥜, meat 🥩, eggs 🥚
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🔶️ 3. Oxytocin 💥
Both a neurotransmitter and a happy hormone, oxytocin is often called “the love hormone.” 😉❤
➡️ Your body produces oxytocin naturally, but if you want to feel the love, so to speak 🙂, try these natural ways to increase it: yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️, listen to music 🎶, get a massage 😍, spend time with friends 👥, meditate, have sex ♀️♂️, cuddle, hug ❤
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🔶️ 4. Estrogen (female hormone) 💥
This happy hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from irrita�bility and anxiety, keeping your mood steady 😇
➡️ Estrogen boosting food: tofu, sesame seeds, hummus, garlic, dried fruit, wholegrain bread 🍞
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🔶️ 5. Progesterone (female hormone) 💥
This helps you to sleep well and prevents anxiety, irritability and mood swings 🙃
➡️ While food doesn’t contain progesterone, some foods may help stimulate the body’s production of it 🤗, like: beans, broccoli 🥦, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, nuts 🥜, pumpkin 🎃, spinach 🍃
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So in another words – you can definitely eat to be happy! 😉🤩

P.S. I am doing 28 day Self-Love challenge at my Instagram – come join us!

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7 things you should drop in 2021

⚠️7 things you should drop in 2021:
➡️ Living in the past 🙄– cut off 2020 for good and forget about it! 😅
➡️ Need to please everyone around you 😓 – not everyone deserves your time and effort, focus more on yourself! 🤗
➡️ Fear of change 😱 – change is good! Everybody is scared of something new, something unknown but it is so worth to take the risk usually and change e.g. your job, school or even a partner! 😜 If you feel that it’s a good change but you’re scared of it, go for it! 💪 It might be scary at first but in some time you’ll be glad you did it! 😚
➡️ Overthinking and excessive analyzing everything 🤯 – just stop! ❌ Don’t worry about problems that aren’t here, don’t analyze a situation that hasn’t happened yet! Stop imagining future problems and just focus on here & now 🙏
➡️ Cancelling time and/or plans for yourself in favour of people who won’t appreciate it 🙄 – if you have plans to stay at home in the evening in pjs and spend some quality time with yourself that’s ok 🤗! Don’t feel about it and don’t change those plans because of somebody else ❌
➡️Belief that you don’t have a purpose 😞 – yes you do! Bigger than you may think! 😚
➡️ Pretending to be someone you’re not 🤡 – just be yourself! Being yourself is trendy 😉
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After tough 2020 (but don’t think about it now, it’s done, gone, we’re not living in the past 😅) we all need a propper self-love time! 🙏❤ Let’s make a whole month of it or even a year! 🤗
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I’m doing a 28-day self-care challenge in February on my Instagram! 🤗 I’ll be giving  tasks for you everyday in the morning to do something for yourself 🤗, I’ll be sharing even more recipes for homemade cosmetics 🧖‍♀️, uploading videos for relaxing/meditation sessions 🧘🏼‍♀️ and basically giving lots of love and encouraging you to take care of yourself! 😘
See my instastories for more info!

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POSITIVE NEWS

🤗 POSITIVE NEWS 🤗
Trapped for 2 Weeks, 11 Workers Rescued From China Gold Mine
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Bernie Sanders Turned His Inauguration Meme Into a Sweatshirt for Charity
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NFL to give 7,500 vaccinated health care workers free tickets to Super Bowl LV
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Cleaning Lady Struggling Amid Pandemic, Gets Unexpected Gift From Residents Of Apartment She Worked At
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Charleston community to raise thousands for principal who got Walmart job to help students

Come back next Monday for more!

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POSITIVE NEWS

🤗 POSITIVE NEWS 🤗
Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren offers shelter to 16 families at his hotel in Croatia following devastating earthquake near Zagreb
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Arkansas doctor clears debt for cancer patients as New Year’s gesture
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A homeless man rescued all the animals at a shelter after it caught on fire
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Arkansas Woman Surprises Shoppers, Spends Nearly $30,000 On Their Groceries
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Grandparents hug grandkids for first time since March thanks to polar bear costumes

Come back next Monday for more! 🤗

Be positive!

Little things

There is this saying, one of my favourites, „Not everyday is good but there is something good in everyday” and I so agree! 😊
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Even though this year has been tough to all of us I am more than sure that we could find something good in all of those days! Like the color of the sky, smell of flowers or somebody being nice to you! 😊
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Last 3 months have been very very tough for me, healthwise 🤕, workwise 🙄, many family issues 😟, some friends let me down 😏…believe me, it has not been easy 🤷🏼‍♀️ and in the end when I was thinking that the only positive issue this year (besides my covid test 2 months ago 😜) is my financial situation, I got half of my usual salary today 🤦🏼‍♀️ and even though it’s all good now and it turned out to be a mistake by somebody in HR I won’t get the missing half until January 🤷🏼‍♀️… so 2020 misery goes on 🙄
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BUT! Even though it’s been so tough I managed to see some good in everyday, to get excited about something every week, to be happy despite all the problems and that’s how positive mind works! 😉
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I’ve been admiring beautiful sunrises and sunsets 🌄 (I am pretty sure that the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Poland are in December), I’ve been veeeery creative and doing plenty DIY stuff that you’ve seen/see in Smiley Advent Calendar 😁, I’ve been doing silly sketches and dances with my husband to make our moods better 🤪, I’ve been admiring beautiful fruity smell of my favourite shower gel each day 😍, I’ve been more and more excited about upcoming Xmas creating beautiful Xmas decorations 🎄, I’ve been grateful for every help that I got either from a stranger on a street or from a colleague at work 😉… there is so much good around us we just need to notice it! 🤗

Now tell me something good that happened to you today!

P.s. Here’s a little extra from today’s Smiley Advent Calendar box on my Instagram:

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POSITIVE NEWS

Time for positive news!

An endangered white rhino was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park 🦏
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12-Year-Old Boy Makes More Than 100 Baseball Bats from Fallen Branches of Derecho Storm, Raising Money for Victims 💰
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Jeff Bezos Created $10 Billion ‘Earth Fund’ to Meet Climate Crisis, First Grants of $800M Go to Iconic Environmental Groups 🤩
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Filipino wins sustainability award for solar panel made from waste crop 🏆
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COVID-hit mother wakes up from coma to find she has given birth to twins 👶👶

Come back next Monday for more!

 

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Healthy balance

You know what’s one of my main rules in life? Healthy balance about EVERYTHING 😉
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We live in crazy times where everybody is in a rush, everybody wants to be the best at something 😬. Some people risk it all to get what they want. Is it worth it though? 🤷🏼‍♀️
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I’ve heard some people say that in order to be successful you need to totally limit your time off and focus on work 😶. That you need to drop Netflix, drop the time with your loved ones and spend every minute of your day self-evolving 😏 That instead of watching a tv show on Netflix in the evening you should focus on broadening your skills, your knowledge and read a book 📖
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I understand that in order to succeed you need to work hard and I totally agree with that 👍 I highly encourage everybody to self-evolve, to learn new skills… sure, that too ☝️. But to limit your time off? 😕 To never watch Netflix (apart from the fact that you can always learn something from a tv show/movie/documentary 🙄)? To never have propper leisure time? 😒
Na-ah 👎
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There needs to be balance⚖. Not only you NEED TO REST regularly in order to rebuild your energy to work, to get new ideas 🤩, to stay fresh 🙂 but if you work your ass off and never rest you’ll lose your motivation, lose your will to work and it will all become a torture for you and in the end when you succeed it won’t bring you any joy 😏
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Another example are people who want to lose weight or muscle up and they work out every day or even twice a day 🙄. That ain’t the way to do it 🚫. Muscles grow on your rest days! You need at least 1 day break from working out a week for the body to recharge and for your muscles to grow.
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You should make sure that there’s heathy balance ⚖ in every part of your life:
Between work 💻 & rest 🎬
Between working out 💪& regeneration 🧖‍♀️
Between your career 👩‍💻 & private life 💃
Between the time you’ve got for others 👥 and time you’ve got for yourself 🧘🏼‍♀️
Between physical development 💪 and mental development 🧠
Between caring about what’s important ⚠️ and ignoring what’s not 🚫
Healthy balance is the key, believe me 😉

Be positive!

I’ll be happy when…

„I’ll be happy when…”
Is that thought stuck with you? 😏 Do you keep thinking that you’ll be happy when something happens? 😬 Or when you’ll accomplish something? 🤔
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I used to think that way. I kept saying to myself „I’ll be happy when I lose weight” 💪, „I’ll be happy when I publish my book” 📕, „I’ll be happy when I get married 👰”.
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And you know what? It doesn’t work that way 🤷🏼‍♀️
Happiness isn’t some kind of a prize 🏆 that comes when you do what you have to do 🙄. You can lose weight, get married and reach all your dreams and still won’t be happy 😞. It’s about your mindset ⚠️
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If you keep thinking „I’ll be happy when…” this happiness will always be somewhere in the future ➡️, it will be always ahead of you and you’ll never catch up 😧.
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You need to find a way to be happy NOW ⚠️. Even when you haven’t achieved your goal, even if you’re e.g. losing weight and got still some kgs to lose 😅, be happy on your way to success 🔜.
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What if you’ll never get what you want (sorry to break it to you but it might happen)? 🤔 What if you keep saying to yourself „I’ll be happy when…” and the ‘when’ never comes and you’ll just lose weeks, months or years waiting for that happiness 😱?
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It’s not something that will come to you. It’s not like you’ll wake up one day after reaching your goal and think „wow, I’m happy now” 😉. You need to change your mindset ⚠️
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Start thinking and focusing on HERE & NOW ⬇️. Start seeing, like actually seeing 👀, what you have, what you’ve done ☺.
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Start being happy about the little things 😉. Instead of thinking „I’ll be happy when I reach my goal” be happy that you’ve started working on that goal 🤗, be happy with every step you take to reach it, be happy about every little obstacle you’ve defeated 💪.
Be happy NOW ⚠️
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Tell me, are you happy? 🤗