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Get Your JOI On

As the days get short, cold, and—we’ll just say it, gloomy—your emotional health could be be taking a trip to the dark side, too. Perfect time to try some conscious, uplifting strategies designed to keep your spirits on the rise. Here, five ways to get happy when things are brewing…

Sweet Potato

1) Eat the season.

We’re not talking about 17 snack-size candy bars from the Halloween bag. We’re talking about indulging in the bounty of Superfoods that grace the produce sections of your grocery store in fall. Choices like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, pomegranates, walnuts, and crisp apples are rich in the nutrients (fiber, vitamins, beta-carotene and more) that make us feel and look our best.

Write a Note

2) Write a note.

No, not an email. Not a text. Not a post on Facebook. Take pen to paper and write the kind of good, old-fashioned note that requires postage and a walk to the mailbox. The gesture feels purposeful, philanthropic, and good. Receiving one in this day of bland electronic communication is like hitting the correspondence lottery!

 

Luster Lock Brunette

3) Change your hair color.

Those autumnal shades of ginger, burgundy, cocoa, and gold inspire a whole new style palette each fall…and that doesn’t have to be limited to your wardrobe. Try tweaking your hair color to something richer and more warming; then keep those strands in the best possible condition with K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment. Because nothing makes a girl smile more than really amazing hair.

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4) Spend time with friends.

Sounds like a no-brainer, but a recent study showed that people with a large, healthy circle of friends outlived those with fewer friends by more than 20 percent. And there’s no better time to gather your peeps than during Halloween season, when those dark-and-stormy cocktails, chili bread bowls, and candy corn treats beckon.

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5) Exercise for 7 minutes.

It might not undo the candy damage, but exercise—even in minimal amounts—triggers endorphins, the chemicals in your brain that are associated with feelings of euphoria. Granted, 20 minutes would do your body better; but your mind will be joi-ful with a small dose, too.

 

Another joi boost – go shopping! We’ve got your fall fashion guide right here.

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