What makes you smile? Laugh? Go giddy with glee? And when was the last time you asked yourself this questions??
For some, it’s a walk barefoot through the grass. For another, it’s a spin on a roller coaster, a solo movie date, or a perfectly ripe mango.
So… when was the last time you did something that makes you happy? If it’s been awhile, consider this:
Happiness lowers stress levels, increases immune system function, and lowers your risk of disease. It also makes life easier.
The Magic Formula for Daily Pleasure Doing one pleasurable thing per day (or more!) is the most powerful antidote for gray, boring, or stressful days.
Try this: Make an “I love” list. List everything that you enjoy—nothing is too small or too large. If you enjoy it, get it on the list. Take a look at how you spend your days. When could you fit in a little pleasure? Perhaps you could leave the office at lunch to walk in the park? Maybe you could play your favorite music while doing the dishes? Book yourself a massage this weekend? Repeat daily—or more often, as needed.
To get you started down the road of pleasure, give this luscious recipe a try:
Mango Cream Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
1 cup organic coconut cream cooled in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or carton of soft tofu or large ripe banana)
Process first 4 ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, or until pureed. Pour puree into a medium bowl.
Beat coconut cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. If using tofu or banana whir in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.
Fold coconut cream or tofu or banana into mango puree, using a knife to swirl in a marbled effect. Yum Yum.
Now go out and doing something that makes you smile, from the inside out.
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