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Lockdown Cocktail

They define groundhog day as a situation in which a series of unwelcome or tedious events appear to be recurring in exactly the same way. Well, I am sure you will agree that is exactly what we are all experiencing. The worst part of it is we have no control over it. Grrrr.

What we do have some control on though, is to do what it takes to help our hormones work for us rather than against us.

Although I am loving the take-away Margarita cocktails I can get from my local pub, the following is a lockdown cocktail recipe you shouldn’t ignore.

DOPAMINE – The Reward Chemical

  • Completing tasks
  • Self-care activities
  • Eating nourishing food
  • Celebrating little wins

OXYTOCIN – The Love Hormone

  • Playing with a dog
  • Listening to music
  • Acts of kindness
  • Giving compliments

SEROTONIN – The Mood Stabiliser

  • Meditating
  • Running
  • Sun on your skin
  • Walking in nature
  • Swimming

ENDORPHIN – The Pain Killer

  • Belly laughs
  • Dancing
  • Watching comedy
  • Dark chocolate
  • Exercising

Perhaps choose a dopamine lockdown cocktail on Mondays, a Oxytocin cocktail on Tuesdays, a Serotonin cocktail on Wednesdays, a Endorphin cocktail on Thursday and your favourite ‘real’ cocktail on Fridays.

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