Which one of the Seven Dwarfs to you relate to: Sleepy, Grumpy or Dopey. Here are some easy fixes – no matter which one you feel like! We found these tips in Woman’s World magazine:
- First, if Dopey’s your role model: Boost your brainpower by learning to juggle. According to the journal Nature, juggling helps grow new memory cells in your brain. It also requires focus and boosts your ability to concentrate – skills that are very important for learning and memorizing.
- Then, if you take after the dwarf Sleepy, try this to fend off fatigue WITHOUT taking a nap: Listen to your favorite up-tempo tunes for 10 minutes. Music melts stress faster than almost anything else, making it one of the most effective ways to fight fatigue. That’s the scoop from the sport psychology website, Athletic Insight. Don’t have an iPod handy? Sing! It helps banish fatigue and increases mental alertness by drawing more oxygen into your body.
- If Grumpy the dwarf is your mentor, boost your mood with a 30-minute walk. Exercise can reduce negative feelings like anger and tension, and boost your energy by 85 percent. Even if you’re suffering from major depression. Walking also zaps stress. In a recent study, volunteers said it was a lot easier to solve problems and multitask after taking a 30-minute walk.
- Finally, if you’d like to be more like the Happy the dwarf, make a snap decision! Psychologists in the Netherlands found that people were more pleased with their purchases when they didn’t keep weighing the pros and cons of different choices. Bottom line: You’ll be happier with a decision if you follow your gut instincts.