March 4, 2010

Foods That Will Make You Happy


For some of us Depression is a very serious issue that continually arises. However, for most of us we occasionally just feel sad or angry, or don’t really feel anything. Yet, there are some ways to increase our general happiness. The key to this isn’t medication, and it doesn’t require you to do yoga for 5 hours every day. In fact, it is a rather simple method of obtaining happiness or at least boosting that mood for awhile, watch what you eat.

No, I don’t mean you necessarily have to eat healthy, although I’m sure that would also make you a happier person anyway. Watch what you’re putting into your body because there are some foods that can actually increase you levels of happiness. So if you’re feeling a little down try some of these for a boost.

Sunflower Seeds – The folate and magnesium found in sunflower seeds play an enormous role in regulating your mood. In fact, magnesium deficiency often results in fatigue, nervousness, and anxiety and has often been linked to mood disorders. Magnesium has also been proven to help in the treatment of depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.

Bananas – A banana will provide you with an energy boost due to the fructose. The fiber will help keep your energy balanced. Bananas will also provide you with carbohydrates, and vitamin B6, which both help in making serotonin.

Dark Chocolate – Chocolate can play a huge factor on mood control. There are many different substances found in chocolate that are known to boost one’s mood. For example, fat, sugar, caffeine, phenylethylamine, flavonols, theobromine, and tryptophan, are all found in chocolate. Not to mention just the taste and texture of chocolate can make a person very happy.

Eggs – Eggs help balance your emotions and help boost energy levels. Additionally, eggs can help symptoms of depression and even lessen memory problems.

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February 23, 2010

5 Ways to Deal with Anger

Recently, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to anger problems and ways to manage anger. I, personally don’t have an anger problem (at least I don’t think I do), but one of my friends, who will remain nameless (KJ), might have a tiny anger problem. Let’s just say he punched a hole through his door after the Indianapolis Colts lost the Super bowl (that was the second door he broke in the span of two weeks). Needless to say, he may have to find some way to vent this anger.

1. Think Before You Act – As soon as you notice your anger building, try to really think about why you’re angry. Sometimes we (yes even me) become angered over simple things. By taking an extra few seconds to assess the situation, you may be able to calm yourself.

2. Recognize Your Anger – Before you can even begin to deal with your anger, you need to be able to realize when you are beginning to become angry.

3. Distract Yourself – By taking your mind off of something, you can find peace. I’ve seen many people use many different techniques to distract their minds from their anger. This could be simply squeezing a stress ball or putting a rubber band on your wrist, so you can snap the band to focus your mind on the minor and brief pain on your wrist.

4. Vent – For some people, preventing anger just doesn’t appear to be possible and they have to release their aggression. If this is you, try to USE your aggression in a beneficial or safe environment. I have a punching bag at home that I beat up every time I’m angry. I get some exercise in, release all the built up rage, and I’m too tired to even think about being angry by the end. Playing a sport is an excellent form of anger management.

5. Don’t Sleep On It – I tried to go to bed angry for many years thinking it would be better in the morning, but this just led to me being even angrier. I find that if you’re angry, it’s better to deal with it quickly instead of sleeping on it. If it’s late, try writing down what made you angry and why. You’ll probably end up writing more than you first intended and will most likely go completely off topic, but you’ll essentially clear your mind or at least forget about your anger.

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