5 Ways to Spread the Happy

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How can I say this without sounding like a crunchy, spiritual, unshaven wilderness girl?

The energy we put out into the world affects everyone around us.

Did that work? Nope, sounded pretty crunchy.

But its true. Like John Lennon said, “the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

In laymen’s terms we feed off each other. You put out love and joy, you get love and joy. With that little tidbit, lets learn some fun ways to share the happy.

1. Are you guys ready for this? Its a big one, probably the biggest. Smile. When a stranger smiles at you, don’t you feel the urge to smile back? That stranger gets it, he’s sharing the happy. You should too.

2. Put those good vibes on the line, or online as it were. We live in the age of social media. And though it all seems superficial, it does actually have some affect. Studies show that happy posts can up your cheerfulness by 9 percent, while an upsetting one can lower by 7 percent. Help your online buddies who are having a rough day. Post a funny picture, or maybe someone smiling. I’m telling you, its all about the smiles.

3. Affection. Hugs. These are the good things people are talking about when the say the best things in life are free. Being touched is a huge way to help lift somebody up, you’re sharing all those good feels. Touching lowers our cortisol, or stress hormones, and releases those delicious oxytocin, feel good hormones. And what a fun way to spread the happy.

4. Turn up the positive. I so often notice how certain people always have something negative to say. They look for things to complain about. These are the same people who are always sick, always tired, and don’t seem to get much happy out of their lives. Don’t be that guy. Try to see things in a positive light. People will pick up on your sunny disposition. And your ray of light will make them feel all warm inside. Awww… mushy.

5. Show gratitude and selflessness. I kinda feel like the Dalai Lama with that last statement. But for reals, say thank you, and offer to help people. You never know what others might be going through. And they might just need a little act of kindness.

You can do it. I know you’re busy, and hungry and cranky. But heres the thing, you only get one chance at this life. Why would you ever want to live it in misery? If you start acting happy, you’ll be happy. Because happy is contagious. So spread the happy.

DIY Sea Salt and Vitamin C Serum for Healthy Skin

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Prepare thineselves for this is by far my favorite DIY skin savior.

I present to you the Sea Salt and Vitamin C Serum!!

TA-DAA!

I recently added this to my daily routine and I’m seeing massive results in my skin. Less breakouts, more even tone.

My skin feels tight and young and pretty effing magnificent.

What you’ll need:

Sea Salt (always go all natural)
Distilled or spring water (something fresh, not from your faucet. Unless you live in the alps, then go for it)
Vitamic C Powder (Whats that? You need a tutorial on how to make organic vitamin c powder for super cheap. Oh look, I found one!)
Orange Essential Oil (optional)
Bottle

Now since I’ve only made this once I don’t have an exact set recipe. And maybe you’ll need to try your own measurements to see what works best for your skin but I’ll give you my rough measurements.

I add equal parts Sea Salt and Vitamin C powder, about a teaspoon each for a clean 2oz bottle. A few drops of Orange Essential oil, to reap the added benefits of all its orange glory, and fill the rest with the fresh water. Give it a little shake and its done. You can apply this with a cotton ball or just your clean fingers. When it dries you’ll have a few salt crystals clinging to your skin. I usually apply this right before bed, so they just fall off when I rub my face against the pillow. Beauty sleep!

Have fun making your own!!

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This is not meant to be used to treat any illness or infection. Please be gentle when first applying to make sure you don’t have a reaction. Use at your own risk.

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