Don’t Let a Bad Day Get You Down
Life is full of unexpected frustrations. Running late, spilling coffee on yourself or getting into an argument can start your day off on the wrong foot. The good news is that you can control your mood and prevent these obstacles from ruining your entire day.
The most important thing you can do is to focus on the positive. Studies show that when you’re positive, you have 23% fewer health-related effects from stress, you’re 31% more productive, you’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion and your creativity levels triple.
Here are a few ways to turn a bad day around:
- Pinpoint the concrete reason for your frustration and address it immediately.
- Write down or recite three things you are grateful for.
- Choose not to be a victim of your frustration. Make a conscious effort to be positive.
- Set realistic expectations for your day.
5 Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Workday Hunger
Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. Healthy snacks can provide midday energy boosts and fuel for exercising, and can help decrease your hunger and the odds of overeating at mealtime. Try incorporating these five simple snacks into your meal plan.
- Almonds—1 / ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) provides enough fiber, protein and good fats to keep you feeling full until your next meal.
- Greek yogurt parfait—1 cup of Greek yogurt with berries is a great way to get protein, calcium, fiber and antioxidants.
- Blueberries and mini Babybel cheese—1 cup of fresh blueberries has only 80 calories. When paired with two mini Babybel cheeses, you get a high dose of fiber, antioxidants, protein and calcium.
- Apple and / cup roasted chickpeas—Apples are fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free. What’s more, one medium-sized apple has less than 100 calories. When paired with / cup roasted chickpeas, you get a snack that provides protein, and good fats and carbs.
- Veggies with hummus—Snacking on raw, fiber-rich vegetables during the day can help keep you full between meals. For extra protein, eat your veggies with hummus. Be sure to check the serving size on your hummus container to keep your portion size in check.
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