The vagus nerve connects the brain to key areas of the body, such as the heart, lungs and stomach. And stimulating this nerve encourages the release of a compound called acetylcholine that clears aware brain fog and sharpens thinking in a hurry. Since the nerve is connected to your vocal cords in the back of your throat, it’s easy to get it humming by… humming! Try opening and closing your mouth while humming the alphabet song–it’ll create a strong vibration that stimulates the vagus nerve for an even bigger mental boost.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.