16 Ways To Improve Emotional Well-Being

How you live and what you eat plays a big role in how you feel. Scientific research shows that diet and lifestyle profoundly influence emotional wellness. Here are 16 ways to improve your emotional well-being naturally:

  1. Spend plenty of time in nature.
  2. Maintain positive relationships with family and friends.
  3. Engage in relaxation practices regularly like deep breathing, yoga, and meditation.
  4. Embrace your faith and spirituality by focusing on love and forgiveness.
  5. Give of yourself and your money to help others.
  6. Be physically active. The more vigorous the activity the better.
  7. Minimize the consumption of processed carbohydrates and fast foods.
  8. Consume omega 3 rich foods including cold-water fish, omega 3 eggs, walnuts, hemp, chia & flax seeds, and leafy green vegetables.
  9. Achieve and maintain a healthy bodyweight.
  10. Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables which helps reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been linked to depression.
  11. Get plenty of vitamin D through safe sun exposure and eating vitamin D-rich foods like cold-water fish, fortified dairy products, green leafy vegetables, eggs, or by taking a quality vitamin D supplement.
  12. Eat lots of magnesium-rich foods such as green vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains and wheat germ.
  13. Increase your intake of tryptophan-rich foods like turkey, whole soy foods, lean meats, fish, and low-fat dairy products.
  14. Include vitamin B-12 rich foods in your diet regularly like green leafy vegetables, low-fat dairy products, fish, and shellfish. Taking a B-12 supplement is always an option especially for people older that 50.
  15. Avoid sugary beverages and artificially sweetened sodas.
  16. Use anti-inflammatory herbs and spices regularly in your foods like turmeric, curry, ginger, cinnamon and rosemary.