People craft– getting along with yourself

Wake up happier!  One way to lift your spirits when you wake up in the morning is with an inexpensive bunch of flowers from the super market.  Harvard scientists found that women who wake up and see/smell colorful blooms feel happier and have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.    One of my favorite scents that I stick into bouquets is eucalyptus.  If you don’t have access to it, try looking for it in lotions.

Another way to amp your energy with a free boost is water.  Overnight we lose about 2% water, and this slight dehydration is enough to cause grogginess.  Water will get you going.

4 thoughts on “People craft– getting along with yourself

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Thanks, Mary Alice. You can increase alertness with hot chocolate! I put a little cocoa powder in coffee. Swiss Miss sugar-free makes a lovely cup of hot chocolate, too.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, I like that brand for the very fact that it’s sugar-free. A cup of hot cocoa doesn’t give me the jidders like I get from coffee.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Another benefit of hot chocolate is the drink’s rich supply of flavonols. This increases alertness and focus.

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