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How to unwind – Scientifically!

Worby wealth Management a Trusted Regina Financial Consultant talks about how to unwind

It’s summer time! And that means time to relax. I recently read an article on about 10 ways to get happier – here are my favourite 3!

#1 Help someone else.

Apparently, if we help someone else around 100 hours per year – that’s 2 hours a week – we feel better. And the great part is that it’s not just time. If we engage in ‘prosocial spending,’ we enjoy the activity more – think taking someone out for supper. Which leads to another one…

#2 Spend time with family and friends.

This one is so obvious I thought about not including it but it seems like these days, with our ‘home is our castle’ mentality and a serious facebook addiction, it can be hard to get together with people. Well, now that hockey is wound down for the summer and you have some time on your hands, spend some time with someone! And with that time, you might choose to…

#3 Get some physical activity in.

Even walking half an hour a day can really help you feel better. Personally, I choose cycling but whatever you do, make sure to do it! And the best part is that you can take someone with you and work on #2 and #3 at the same time.

Bonus #4 – Smile more.

We all know when someone smiles at us we feel better and tend to smile back. This article talks about smiling being one of a human being’s most powerful gestures – it makes us feel better, makes us healthier and adds to our success in life.

I hope everyone has a great summer and finds the time to relax.

Chris Worby is a Trusted Regina based financial advisor and Wealth Management consultant servicing local Regina households and businesses since 2001.