Thursday, April 19, 2012

5 Ways to Find Happiness Now

We are often so focused on diet and exercise, that we forget about the other factors that contribute to our overall well being.

I have talked about a few of them like how to get better sleep, reduce your stress and have more energy.  Today, I am going to talk a little bit about happiness.

Experiencing joy is so important to your health.  While we can't be happy all the time, taking a moment to reflect on what makes us feel content is good for the mind, body and spirit.  Here are a few tips on how to do it.


Adjust Your Attitude.
It all starts with you. Try to turn off the negative self-talk and look at the world through fresh eyes.  Tell yourself that you deserve to be happy and you will find happiness.  It is amazing that such a small change can have such a big impact on your life.

Remember How Lucky You Are.
We sometime forgot (and maybe take for granted) all the wonderful people and things we have in our lives.  Take a look around at all that you have and time some time to appreciate it.  I guarantee it will make you smile.

Surround Yourself with Positivity.
Lose all the negative Nellie's and energy suckers in your world.  This also applies to your work and home environment.  Is the colour of your living room dull and drab?  Try a few coats of bright paint.  Does your work desk need a face lift?  Fresh flowers are a great way to spruce it up.

Simplify Your Life.
We are all guilty of stretching ourselves too thin sometimes.  Have a look at your schedule/"to do" list and see what you can change to make your life a little bit easier.  If you have set 10 different goals for the month, try working on just one.  Set aside time every week to spend time with your family doing something simple that you all enjoy.

Do What You Love.
Find a hobby or activity your are passion about and dig in.  It could be a simple activity, like reading a book or something more complex like training for a marathon.  It doesn't matter what you do, just do it.

How do you find happiness?

Stay Healthy,

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