Are You Happier Than You Realize?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
While reading the article "What Happy People Know" health.yahoo.net/rodale/
, I began doing a mental check to see if I was on course. Are these traits of healthy people present in your life?
1. Body Wisdom. "Their keen awareness and long experience allows them to visualize how their cells are revitalized by specific foods, how the bunched and inflamed fibers of a calf muscle are elongated and soothed by stretching and kneading, how their flagging brain cells will respond to strong sunlight or a power walk with a mood-boosting squirt of dopamine."
2. Physical Pleasure. "Work and love... Freud said if you can be successful in both — even if the work is really hard — you'll be happy."
3. A Moral Obligation to Good Health. "Life is a gift, they feel — and one that can be rescinded at any time. To live irresponsibly is to dishonor that gift."
4. Embrace the Tough Things in Life. "That is, when you suffer a blow ... redirect the energy from the pain you feel to help you handle whatever you're facing."