originalWith the overwhelming amount of self-help books, webinars, and workshops available, self-improvement becomes commercialized and can start to seem like a New-Age gimmick. Simply put, self-improvement is an inner process that aims for a better, happier self. It is the act of consciously choosing to find ways to have more satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Former NBA coach, Pat Riley, summed it up well when he said, “excellence is the gradual result of always trying to do better.” In an effort to help others Be Better™ and effectively live more joyfully, Amy & Brian Coconut Water (www.amyandbriannaturals.com) encourages everyone to make 2016 a year of improvement.

Knowing where to start is the first step toward success. As a trailblazer in the coconut water industry, Amy & Brian provides the following self-improvement tips for small yet significant steps toward achieving goals.

Cultivate Relationships. As a family-owned business, Amy & Brian knows the importance of healthy relationships. According to a study at the University of Illinois, the most common characteristics shared by students who were very happy and showed the fewest signs of depression were “their strong ties to friends and family and commitment to spending time with them.” In today’s busy world, it is easy to lose touch with loved ones due to being busy or forgetful. Relationships are like flowers; they need to be cared for or else they wither. Tend to an old relationship by meeting someone for coffee or a hike. Face to face contact is the only way to share a smile!

Drink to Your Health. Having a healthy and fit body is essential to optimizing satisfaction with life. Feeling good in one’s own skin maximizes overall enjoyment in all activities. The simplest and most important thing that can approve health dramatically is making sure the body is properly hydrated. Dehydration can lead to an increased risk of obesity, affiliated with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer, among many other ailments. To stay hydrated, it’s essential to drink enough water. Adding fresh or frozen fruit to a large water bottle will enhance the desire to drink every last drop. Another way to increase hydration is by drinking all-natural coconut water like Amy & Brian. Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes- minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and chloride that help maintain proper fluid levels in the body and regulate muscle function.

cinnamonSpruce Up. An easy way to make your workspace more cheerful is with pretty plants. According to a recent survey in the journal HortScience, people who spend their days in offices with plants tend to be more satisfied with their jobs than those whose 9-to-5 spaces are foliage-free. What’s more, they feel closer to their co-workers, believe their bosses are more competent, and view their overall quality of life in a more positive light. Fresh cut flowers and potted-plants scattered throughout the office provide a fresh boost of creativity and happiness.

Reflect- Not only can gratitude increase positivity and awareness of the good things in life, recent studies have concluded that the expression of gratitude can have profound and positive effects on our health, our moods and even the survival of our marriages. Take advantage of the power of gratitude by starting a ‘gratitude journal’. At the end of each day, write down 5 things that inspire gratitude. Reflecting on the positive aspects of each day will increase joy for even the simplest of things.

This year, Be Better with Amy & Brian.

About Amy & Brian Naturals

Amy & Brian Naturals, a family run business, has been selling coconut water for over a decade. Sourced only from young green Thai coconuts, Amy & Brian coconut water has a natural sweetness and well-rounded coconut taste with no added sugar. Available in a variety of flavors (including original, pulp, lime, grape and cinnamon) and sizes, Amy & Brian is passionate about giving consumers a great tasting product. Amy & Brian Coconut Water can be found with or without pulp in mainstream and natural specialty supermarkets throughout North America.

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