1) PAUSE, BREATH & SEE the Beauty in EACH Day
Savor a sunset, a baby's laugh or a piece of art. Stop, focus (get off your tech devices) only on these moments, think about what makes them so special to you. It's very healthy for your brain's neurons, the chemicals are stored in your brain and help to maintain positive emotions. And yes, we do remember these special moments through time.*
2) Play, Play, PLAY
Find 15 minutes a day to play! Enjoying an activity with no practical purpose! Yes, REALLY. Pull out the dusty scramble game, build a snowman, sharpen your old pencil crayons, jump in a puddle or turn on some music and dance! You decide. We know that playing builds adult's self-esteem, strengthens creativity, makes you feel youthful and of course releases endorphins in the brain. Simple FUN.
It's something you already know how to do and takes zero planning. Starting walking - the list of health benefits is crazy long. Helps to prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Improves your cardiovascular fitness and strengthens your bones and muscles. And makes you happy. Try to get in 10,000 steps a day, it will also improve your sleep. +
Good or bad day - share your true feelings with yourself in a journal. Getting it down on paper helps you to process your thoughts. Keeping a journal will improve your writing ability and re-charges your working memory. Some people like to journal in the morning to prepare for the day, capturing their goals or wants. Others reflect in the evening on how the day evolved. Write one day and draw the next. Share your soul with yourself. It helps you feel grateful and grounded.
5) Eat 100% PLANT-BASED Foods...
Like Pascha...our MIND. BODY. CHOCOLATE FIX comes from the complex (and magical!) impact of the many compounds in our cocoa bean. It makes you feel energized (not buzzy) and ACTUALLY impacts your mood. It may also reduce stress, and be good for your heart, and act as an antioxidant.
Pascha's purity provides the greatest impact. Plus maximum deliciousness. For all these reasons, we like to think of the Pascha Chocolate fix as a moment of inner health care.
* Roger Anunsen, Savor a Sunset, Create a Healthier Brain, https://www.3rdactmagazine.com/, 2017
+ Mayo Clinic Staff, Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health, https://www.mayoclinic.org/, 2021