If were always thinking and goal oriented, like myself, we starve ourselves of some of the beautiful results that our body, mind and soul benefit from, for integration of a holistic approach. Dopamine for example, is the neurotransmitter that impacts the reward and and reinforcement center of the brain, that tend to make us feel pretty good, and definitely worth our attention.
What about a daily practice of journaling that interacts right/left brain activity. Its stimulates the logic, thinking left brain, and using colored pencils, markers, can enhance the right brain activity.
Adding color along with imaginative art and play, can stimulate and affect mood, and heart rate. The benefit of brain consciousness, can also add better mental clarity. Dr. Amen, is the expert on the topic, Change your brain, change your life. Visit his web site at amenclinic.com