Don’t Believe What They Say, You Can Buy Happiness… And It’s Cheap

Is January getting you down? It’s no surprise, you’re only human. If you’re currently affected by the January blues it can be all too easy to become frustrated with yourself. Life is going pretty well, after all. Money could be better but it could certainly be worse, you have great friends, you’re in a loving relationship, you have a roof over your head, food on your plate and even high speed broadband… On paper, your life is awesome! So why can’t you appreciate it? While this frustration is completely understandable it is an natural and inevitable phenomenon that has nothing to do with your personal fortitude.

It’s not you, it really is the season

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a genuine form of depression that many shrug off despite its potential seriousness. The absence of light, cold weather and gloomy skies can rob even the most proactive of us of our va-va-voom and if life hasn’t been so nice to you of late, your feelings of sadness, self doubt and inadequacy can be hugely exacerbated. SAD can be extremely stubborn, even if you are able to apply some cognitive therapies such as CBT strategies.

But you really can buy happiness… For a surprisingly low price

Fortunately, there are products on the market that can give your mood a natural boost without spending a fortune or resorting to medications. Okay, so you may not be able to buy happiness per se, but you can fill your shopping basket with scientifically proven mood boosting products that will aid your mood and your overall health so that you can beat the January blues.

CBD oil

The cannabis plant has an unfortunate reputation. Despite its many and varied proven medicinal properties, many still see it solely as a recreational drug with no benefits other than those its proponents make up to justify its consumption. This could not be further from the truth. Cannabinoid oil or CBD oil can be used to treat a range of psychological and neurological maladies from low mood to chronic pain to even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and schizophrenia, without the psychoactive THC which gives the plant a bad name.

It can also treat pain from arthritis, IBS and even cancer. The CBD market has expanded exponentially of late, even encompassing CBD infused dog treats from Simplewag. If your canine companion is affected by joint pain, arthritis, or aggression, CBD can be of immense value to them.

St. John’s Wort

A natural antidepressant derived from a yellow flower, St John’s Wort has been used to treat anxiety and depression for centuries without the potential side effects associated with pharmaceutical antidepressants.

And of course… nutrition

As Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said… “Let food be thy medicine”. There are many foods that are proven to have a mood boosting effect. Aside from cutting down on caffeine and staying well hydrated you can naturally boost your mood with…

  • Nuts- Rich in mood boosting Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Bananas- Full of potassium and B vitamins to keep your blood sugar (and mood) stable
  • Beans- Rich in the natural antidepressant Tryptophan

Load your shopping trolley with these and you’ll find yourself facing the rest of the year with a positive outlook and a sunny disposition.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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