Now for the second letter in the PERMA model, E for Engagement. This key ingredient that scientist have found in flourishing people one of the foundations of the "happy" live. Have you ever been so into what you are doing that you lose track of time, the external world disappears, and you become one with the object of you thought? Engagement is almost like being in a trance-like state. Have you ever got lost in the moment? Lost all sense of time? Where the sounds, smells, and things going around you and disappear? Many people experience this when they do something that they love! For some it is painting. For others it is writing or cross-stetching. However, its not just doing what you love, nor is it the activity itself that causes what psychologist call "flow", flow happens when your highest talents are put the the test just right! If the task is to hard or to easy, you will not reach flow. In order to get into the "flow" state, it requires work! So, find a task that you love to do and challenge yourself. What if you dont know what task or activity would get you into the flow state. Not knowing this key information about yourself could be one of the reasons you are not as "happy" as you could be. In order to be a flourishing person, one must know themselves. I would suggest trying new things, if you like it and it is a challenge enough for you to enjoy it and you keep doing it your chances of reaching "flow" are much better. However, being abole to concentrate is a key aspect of "flow" indeed without the ability to concentrate one's chance's of getting into the flow start are just about minimal. Below are a couple of products that can help you with that:
This part is on confusing packaging labels, and how the terms compare to one another. As always, I will cite my sources when I can.
6 Phrase Face-Offs
So all that being said, when you take the time to examine your food labels, you’ll become informed. When you know better, you do better!!
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So let’s face it, at sometime or another, we eat food from boxes, cans, bags, and the like. How do you choose the best options available? Answer: Read your labels, not just the nutrition facts, but also the ingredients.
I found an article on nutrition labels, and I want to share the information with you. The sources used in the articles are from RDNs, RDs, and some have PhDs. I double checked from reliable sources to make sure they were correct. And yes they were. I will do my best to cite some sources.
In addition, since there is so much information, I am going to do this article in parts.
4 WAYS THEY TRY TO ENTICE YOU WITH “BUZZWORDS” ON THE PACKAGE
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There are lots of ways to eat wrong, but what about eating right. In my nutrition class I learned to "eat a rainbow" every day. But what does that mean? Well it's something I made up to remember the best way to get my fruits and veggies. It’s good to eat a variety of fresh things. If you remember to vary the color of fruits and veggies you eat, you increase your variety. For example, if you eat something green with a meal, next time eat something of another color, perhaps red or orange. So I told myself, if I “eat a rainbow” every day, I will get my variety.
One thing to keep in mind is that you go by the color of the flesh of a fruit. For example, bananas count as white not yellow and apples as white, not red. Here is something things we do as a family:
We also include meal replacements in our diets, such as Nature’s Harvest. Nature’s Harvest drink mix packs powerful nutrition. It contains whole foods, greens, vegetables protein and many other nutrients. You can find it here http://www.sunshineandherbs.com/collections/daily-essentials/products/natures-harvest-465-g-15-servings
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There are a few things we can all do to be healthy. And the best part is they don’t have to cost anything. So here are some ideas:
Determination – try to have small goals and stay with them. It takes 30 days to make something a habit.
Water – this is something most people don’t get enough of. Our bodies are made up of nearly 70% water. The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total water a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total water a day. – Mayo Clinic
Sleep – if you can fall asleep anywhere anytime, you are sleep deprived. If you need an alarm clock to wake up, you are sleep deprived. Not consuming caffeine after 1pm may help you have a more restful sleep. Turn off all electronics (TV’s, computer, ect) 1 hour before bed, this help the body wind down for sleep. This is the advise form my son’s doctor.
Laugh - smiling and laughing produce endorphins which we all know helps us feel better.
Exercise – go on a walk, ride your bike, jog, or play with your kids at a park.
In addition to these things, there are things that cost money, and should be invested in. If you only buy one thing, get a good quality multivitamin. My husband and I use Nature Sunshine’s Super Supplemental Vitamin & Minerals. My boys use Sunshine Hero’s vitamin and minerals.
These vitamins can be found at our website www.sunshineandherbs.com . Striving to do these things and taking our daily vitamins has helped us all to feel better.
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