5 food to uplift your mood

It is said that door of your mind opens through the way of your stomach. Our health mostly depends on our food habits.But is it possible to improve our mental health with food? Is there any relation between food and mood?

We usually have craving for sweets when we feel stressed or sad. Even there are people who used to take alcohol to reduce stress. Both sugary food and alcohol have negative impact into our health.But there are certain food which can improve brain health to uplift mood.

1.Fish.

Fish which are rich in omega3 fatty acid should be in your meal for your mental well being.Selmon and tuna fish are rich in omega3 fatty acid. However some plant based omega3 fatty acid rich food are there, which are Red kidney bean,Cauliflower,Broccoli,Canola oil,Chia seeds and Flexseeds etc.

Omega3 fatty acids or DHA are not produced in our body naturally. So to work on it you can add fatty fish or plant based Omega3 fatty acid in to your meal.Researches has shown that consumption of Omega3 fatty acid leads to good mental health.

2.Eggs

Egg is a complete food, rich in Protein,Vitamin D and B12. Consumption of egg is benefited to our nervous system and our brain health. Since egg is high in antioxidants,it preserves and protects the brain cells. Egg is easily available and easy to cook food.Tons of ways are there to eat eggs.You can choose your favourite one. Mine is, egg poach and hard boiled egg curry.

3.Green Leafy vegetables.

Loaded with B Vitamin floate, green leafy veggies reduces depression and also improves metabolic system. Add green leafy veggies into your daily meal and stay both mentally and physically fit. Spinach,Turnip green,Ladies finger,Lettuce,Broccoli and many more are there in the green leafy veggie’s list.

4.Yogurt.

Yogurt contains active good bacteria which are called probiotics.Probiotics are good for our intestines.Low fat plain yogurts also contains good amount of protein,calcium,Vit B6 and B12,raboflavin,potassium and magnesium.It boosts immunity, protects bones and teeth, improves digestions and also reduces the risk of cancer.As a good source of probiotics ,consumption of yogurt reduces depressions because the lactobacilus bacteria affects our mood providing direct link between health of gut microbiome and brain. (As bacteria in the gut sends and receives signal to the brain it is known as gut-brain axis).

There are varities of yogurts available in market. Those are Greek Yogurt,Australian Yogurt,Soy Yogurt,AlmondYogurt,Goat milk Yogurt etc.

5.Fruits.

We know fresh fruits and vaggies are good for health. There is nothing new about it. But for good mood or mental well being certain fruits have really magnificent role.Know some of these miracle fruits.

1.Banana

2.Avocado

3.Watermelon

4.Berries

5.Apple

Fresh fruits contais minerals,fiber,vitamins and micronutrients. Consumption of fresh fruit keeps our body hydrated for long time and lowers the risk of depressions.

Conclusion

Above five foods are only a small part of the list of mood boosting food. There are many more names in the list. We all are blessed with lots of healthy food from Nature which keeps our body and mind healthy and energetic

To embrace a healthy lifestyle with fully energetic mood we need to add some healthy food into our diet.To feel good, food plays a significant role.

However it is true that our mood can be influence by many factors like sterss,financial imbalance,unhealthy relationship,poor health condition,unpleasant environment etc.But the role of healthy food in case of mental well being is vital.Researchers still working on the link between nutrients and mood but it also true that the relation between nutrients and mental health is emerging.

“Tell me what you eat,I will tell you who you are” -Brillat-Savarin.

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Goobye Legend…


Today Assam is mourning on the death of ex-chief minister Shri Tarun Gogoi at age of 86. He served as the Chief Minister of Assam for 15 consecutive years(2001-2016). Shri Tarun Gogoi was one of most successful political leader of India. He was a prestigious member of Indian National Congress.

He was in critical condition for last few weeks due to post COVID-19 complication and multiple organ failure.

It is hard to say final goodbye to such a legend. He was people’s leader. His smiling face,his simplicity will always going to be missed. People of Assam will remember him as their most favourite CM.

To bring a new dawn to Assam,your contribution to establishing a prosperous Assam will always be remembered.πŸ™πŸ™

Rest In Peace Sir.


	

How To Deal With A Bad Day..

Every day when we wake up..we open our eyes we thank Almighty for an another day.A day with a new hope ..a day with a new prospective. But those gloomy days when you just want to be alone or want to hide yourself from everyone,are really tough to deal with.

To end your bad day with a good note need little effort from you.Here are some ways to deal with a real bad day.

1.Uplift yourself with a smile.

I know there is no switch to off the negativity at a moment. But there is a beautiful thing to welcome positivity.That is your smile. The curve in your face is the most beautiful thing you can wear. You don’t need to pay a penny to wear this most expensive attiare. The magic of a smile can uplift your mind anywhere you need.So wear a smile to do magic.

2.Change your mind with opposite thinking.

Opposite thinking,is a constructive way to get rid of worries.This simple technique can do magic in your life.This is nothing but a simple exercise to create a positive mindset.

As soon as you feel sad,take a deep breathe and find out the cause of your sadness.If you really want to change your mood just do the opposite of it. Do those things,what you do in a  happy mood.For first few attempt you may feel awkward but everything depends on our desire. Desire, to change the mindset;desire, to feel good.That morning when nasty feelings occupy your mind, say repeatedly to yourself , “It is a beautiful day”.Thus you start to feel good with thinking opposite what you feel. Because your brain starts to feel the day really beautiful.

3.Take a Good meal.

A good meal can make you feel good.For that choose your favourite one.Give a treat to you with a happy meal.I remember,in my childhood my father used to bring my favourite sweets when I fall in sick. That ‘meal therapy'(according to me it’s a therapy) was really magical.Now I also apply this ‘therapy’.

3.Rearrange your room.

This is a fantastic idea to get rid of negative feelings.When you pay attention to rearrange your room or home your mind starts to feel good.Decorating furnitures or room is an art.Do something creative to get out of a crummy day.

5.Nothing is permanent.

No matter how happy you are in your life but there is always a bad day in your way which you really don’t want to bear.But the truth is that there is nothing permanent,even your bad day.So think positive.

6.Write down your feelings.

Well,there is nothing serious but writing your feelings in your diary or anywhere will let your mind feel free from the discomfort.Sometime when I really feel stressful and fusrated I write all my feelings in a page and then I burn it. With this technique I feel relaxed from those negative thoughts.

Conclusion

Remember everything happens for a cause and there is always a scope to learn from every situation.Your bad day comes to teach you some lessons and makes you stronger than earlier. So don’t blame on it.Face your bad day with a never give up attitude and follow the above ways which are extremly helpful for me and hope will help you too.I will be glad to hear from you how you face your bad days.

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.Each day is a different one;each day brings a miracle of its own.It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”

-Paulo Coelho.

Arohi’s Birthday..

Yesterday, 15th November was my little munchkin’s 5th birthday. It was a beautiful day, well spent with her favourite people.

Arohi..our birthday girl😘

Arohi was so excited to celebrate her birthday and on her demand, her youngest Aunt(my youngest sister) made an Elsa cake for her.It was really a delicious and lovely cake.

Birthaday Cake.. on her demand😍😍

There was a small family dinner with my two sisters and my nephew. We go out for dinner and spend some quality time altogether. Here I am sharing some moments with you all.

Happy faces😘😘
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Happy parents😍😍

Love you all…😊😊

Minimize Kids Screen Time In This Pandemic Situation

The outbreak of COVID-19 hit affected the whole world with some unpredictability.It was beyond our imagination.Some countries are trying to normalize and some are still stuck. Social distancing and isolation is now the new normal.

In this pandemic situation parents are facing lots of challenges to raise their kids.All of sudden the whole scenario has been changed.Before the pandemic, kids were not allowed to bring mobile phones to school and now schooling is going on mobile phones.The situation has maximized kids screen time and we have no other choices.

It is known that digital space is no longer safe for young children.Lots of issues are rising with this.Not all, but most kids already have an addiction of mobile/digital space.At this point it is the toughest challenge for parents to raise kids. Due to less physical activities and home isolation it becomes more worse to deal with their demands.It has increased parents struggle to mantain kids mental and physical health.

As a parent how I reduced my kids screen time?

Like almost every mother I was always aware of my kids interest.I tried my level best to increase their interest in other activities.Besides mobile games,YouTube videos,TVshows they love to read books,make cartoons and also drawing.This helped me a lot to shift their interest from digital space to other activities.

Some steps really helped me.

1.Kids immitate us.So I choosed to read books rather than using mobile phone infornt of them.This helped me and my kids equally. Thankfully I have cultivated reading habit since my childhood.Now my kids are also developing this habit.

2.Buy atleast two new books in a month.Kids love new things.But that doesn’t mean that you need to buy new things for them frequently. But in case of book it is good to buy new books to increase their interest in reading.I use to buy atleast two book in a month to encourage them.Due to the new book they try to finish their old books first.This makes me really very happy.

3.They are bound to use screen to do their school activity.But I never allow them to use our phones without permission.

4.Ask for help in my house chores.I use to take help from them. I have assigned some particular works for them on regular basis e.g. folding their clothes,arrange study table,make the bed,watering plants.Since my elder son is 12 years old,he can guide his younger sister who is now 5 years old and they too enjoy their company.

5.Encourage them to explore their creativity.Every kid is unique.He or she has a unique quality. But it is important to know what is that.Parents plays a vital role in exploring their kids creative mind.When you idendtify the quality of your kids,you should encourage them to be more creative. I have realised that my kids love to draw and I give them a comfortable space to do it. Along with that space I always encourage them to be more creative.Now they have adopted it as their hobby.

6.Time table.It is not possible that your kids will totally avoid digital space. But you can reduce the use of gadgets by making a time table. Like their study time table there should be a strict time table for Television or mobile/computer.I am doing this and it really helps me.Now my kids watch TV twice in a week for maximum two hours.For computer games, the same instruction they follow. With this they are also happy. By getting a pre set time table they never get fusrated to quit their game or show.

7.Gadgets are not only for fun, these are educational tools also.This is the reason for which we can’t totally avoid gadgets.We should teach our kids the importance of gadgets.They should know that gadgets are not toys. For that, parents should avoid using their mobile phone,tablets or other gadgets infornt of kids,for their entertainment.

There are some horrifying data in internet about kids and teens gadgets addiction.Where young kids spend approx 6 hrs and teens spend more than 9 hrs with gadgets in a day.Is it acceptable for parents?For sure ‘No’.

Conclusion.

We can make excuses by saying our kids are stubborn,they are out of control.But with few commitment and dedication we can control their screen time before they get out of control.It is possible to live an active and healthy childhood with limited use of screen time for our children.With this realization, I put my efforts to minimize my kids screen time and I succeed it.

Thank you for readingπŸ™

What I Learnt from my plants:Amazing Life Lessons.

In my tiny garden few plants are growing happily. When I look at them I feel amazing.Their tiny leaves are merrily dancing with wind without fear of falling down.They are mesmerizing my soul. My little plants are teaching me some important and valuable lessons of life.

Among all living organisms I feel pants are playing the role of a giver.We can not count it because blessings are uncountable and the learnings are valuable. Here are my learnings from my plants.

Plants don’t need others validation.They are fulfilling their purpose diligently. But we are always seeking others validation.Even mostly we deny to do our assigned duty. They are happy because they are content. Contenment is a great way to be happy.Plants are teaching us that focus on what you can do rather than what you were.

Consume only those what you need to survive.Plants never consume anything that not needed.They take what is necessary for living.

Enjoy every season.Yes..they never complain on any change,they accept the change.This helps plants to thrive.Plant have the ability to accept challenges.They have the quality to stand up against all odds and adapt the changes of nature and make adjustment according to every season.

Look at the bright side.Plants always turn towards the sun.Their primary goal is to grow.They there for don’t focus on their predators. Plants want to grow at any situation.

Plants grow as much as they can. They don’t set any boundaries.They are giving a lot to us without asking for anything. Food,beauty,medicines,purified air….and more and more.

I am sure you all have your own valid points to praise a tiny plant for teaching some life lesson.We all should be thankful to plants whether it is big or small..indoor or outdoor.

Stay happy and keep growing…😊

Build Your Inner Strength

We are what we make it.In a single life how we live depends on our wills,our strength. Strength has two basic faces.

Physical Strength and Mental Strength.

We are eating good food, taking suppliments,doing regluar workout to build our physical strength. Spending lots of money and time to stay fit and to stay healthy.

However for a fruitful life both are equally important.But there are lots of examples where without proper physical strength a person has reached the top of the success .They are legends. They have created history. With strong inner strength they made their life worthy.

You really have to look yourself and find your own inner strength,and say,’I’m proud of what I am and who I am’.”

Mariah Carey

Life has no restart button. Untill we take our last breath we live our life with lots of ups and downs. We face lots of challenges.We all have our own story. If someone is struggling till the end ..somone is creating history.

If we build a strong inner strength we can defeat all obstacles on our way.We can convert our ordinary trait to extraordinary power with our inner strength.It is a necessary skill to accomplish and achieve our goals.

If you are feeling lack of inner strength no need to worry ;because you can cultivate this skill very easily by adapting few good habits. Habits are nothing but something we continue to practise .

1.Know Yourself And Transform Youself.

We as a human being may have lots of disabilities . Sometime it is important to accept our disabilities . But don’t let you disability become your weakness. Mental weakness will create complexity.So know yourself. Only if you want to feel like a loser than you will love to live with your weakness. To be a winner face the world with your power. Power of conquering the battle. Remember nobody wants to talk about the loser,people talk about the winner.

2. Follow Healthy lifestyle.

Your inner strength can go down if you are having an unhealthy and irresponsible lifestyle.Follow healthy lifestyle with supportive and loving people. Develop good habits to live a healthy life. Consumption of Junk foods..alcohol produce stress and illness. So you must have a control over your habits.

3.Don’t Buy Negativity.

News papers,social media,Tv shows which are constantly selling negativity to destroy social harmony, should be avoided. Participate in healthy criticism. Be responsible towards the society.

4. Don’t live in past.

The bitter experience of your past life paralyzes your mind. So focus on your present and let go of the past. Learn from your past failures or mistakes but pdon’t let those disempowring stories control your mind.

Building inner strength is not a rocket science. You only need to train your mind and body in disciplined way. Your strength provides you the ability to accept all challenges and face the world with more power. Because inner strength is like the fuel of your mind. Don’t let the fuel finish.

Benifits of Strong Inner Strength.

1.More control over your life.

2. Build Decision making power.

3.Become courageous to handle hardship of life.

4.Able to say ‘no’ to unwanted and unnecessary.

5.Celebrate life.

“You have power over your mind-not outside events.Realize this and,you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius.

THREE STEPS TO BOOST SELF-ESTEEM:

Lets know what is self-esteem

Self- esteem is what we feel about ourself.We all have self-esteem but it depends on our attitude.Our self-esteem can be low, high or average .So here are three very basic and easy steps through one can boost his/her self-esteem.

1.Love yourself.

Yes…love yourself.Don’t say nobody loves me or takes care of me.You need to love yourself and take care of youself. First you must think that you have a value.You are special. You are not ordinary,you are extra ordinary. Believe in yourself and start to love yourself as you are.Don’t make complains like..I am not good looking or I am very short or fat or whatever.Create your inner beauty and for that you need to love yourself. When you love yourself ,you feel good about yourself and when you feel good then you can find good about others and you start to like other.If like others,they will like you too.This will boost your self-esteem up and up..

2 Make positive auto-suggestion.

We always talk to ourself.Our mind never stops and most of the time we say negative things to us. So convert those negative talks to positive. For example instead of saying I can not start say I can.When you make some suggestions for yourself it should be positive. Say I can do this or I am special, I am a strong person, I am a fighter.God is protecting me or Universe is protecting me.When stop negative thinking and start positive thinkig you will see the change in yourself which will make you happier than ever. And this will help you to boost your sel-esteem.

3.Self discipline

You know self discipline is the key to success. When you maintain a disciplined life style people will respect you. A self disciplined person is respected by all. To be a self disciplined person you must take care of your health. You must have an control over your action and reaction. You can give yourself some tasks to complete them in a particular period. This type of practices make you self disciplined . Being self disciplined one can easily give up his/her bad habits.

So,start with these basic steps and be a high self-esteemed person. Your life is going to change by changing some little things.

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